MLS New England Revolution

Final: Revolution 3, New York City FC 2 — Revs get fourth straight win with Bell, McNamara goals

THE TEAMS: Revolution at New York City FC
THE SITE: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
THE TIME: 7:30 p.m. ET
THE BROADCAST INFO: WSBK myTV38, myRITV, Cozi TV (WHSM Ch. 3, Springfield)/WBZ-FM 98.5
THE SKINNY: After three weeks, the Revolution return to league action tonight as they head to the Garden State to take on NYCFC at Red Bull Arena.

We’re underway from the banks of the Passaic. Your starting lineups and benches are live, and your match notes are below the live feed. Updates are periodic.

1′ Shot off-target for NYCFC.

3′ Parks fouls Polster, pulling him back… good attempt by Jones to find Bou. Quickie re-starts here.

5′ Good effort by Bou in an effort to cross, but he’s flagged for offside.

7′ Corner to NYC.

9′ Bad turnover off Johnson’s kick will give the Revs a throw-in in the NYCFC half….

10′ PENALTY TO NEW YORK CITY. Andrew Farrell brings down Medina, allegedly, and Allen Chapman points to the penalty spot.

12′ SAVED. Matt Turner chooses rightly and denies Castellanos. Another pen save. Fourth pen save for Turner in the league, plus the national team save.

20′ TURNER. Big deflection over the bar on Castellanos’ offering. Corner to the Pigeons.

21′ Polster has been booked for a foul on Parks… AND HOLY SMOKES MATT TURNER WITH ANOTHER SAVE ON CASTELLANOS. I DON’T CARE IF HE’S OFFSIDE. IT’S AMAZING. WHY AM I YELLING.

27′ Turner kept that one in.

27′ GOAL REVOLUTION, and it’s Gustavo Bou on the side volley that surprised Sean Johnson! Bou picks a defensive header out of the air at the top of the 18, and he drives it in. 1-0 Revs.

30′ Revs earn a corner here… Traustason with a side volley, right to Johnson.

36′ Bye with a centering pass, but McNamara is a step slow.

45′ Corner to the Revs. Two minimum minutes added on.

HALF

Sweens’ Halftime Thoughts and some numbers:

I agree with Bruce’s comments. It was a rough half and there wasn’t a lot that was scintillating in that first half of play. Those two moments, though, Turner’s save and Bou picking it out of thin air, gives the Revs the lead.

54.5 percent possession

Two shots, both on-target: Bou’s goal, and Traustason’s side volley.

Turner has three saves.

79.9 percent passing accuracy

Second Half Underway

46′ Thiago on for NYC, replacing Magno.

47′ Corner for the Revs.

48′ NYC comes the other way, Tinnerholm tries to find Thiago after Jones gets spun around.

51′ Corner to NYC.

52′ Jones taken down and stepped on by Tinnerholm.

53′ Corner to the Revs after Traustason quickly re-starts.

54′ Maciel is cautioned.

55′ GOAL NYCFC. That’s Thiago with the equalizer, pinging it off the post. Defense was lacking.

58′ Buchanan and Buksa on for Traustason and Maciel. First Revs’ subs. McNamara should go back to the defensive midfield.

64′ Looks like Chanot is shaken up here.

65′ He’s up.

69′ Tajon with the diving header, it goes over the bar.

70′ Corner to NYC.

73′ Free kick to the Revs in a semi-dangerous area after a neat challenge in the attacking box by Bou.

74′ Fifth corner for the Revs… Buchanan is saved by Johnson.

76′ Castellanos off, Tajouri-Schradi on for NYC.

77′ Buksa is whacked hard, and Sands is cautioned for it.

78′ GOAL REVOLUTION, and it’s OMG JON BELL! He heads in the service from the flank, and he goes crazy. First MLS goal — first pro goal, too — for Bell. 2-1 to the Revs.

81′ Kessler on for Bou. Tactical switch, have to solidify it.

82′ Tajouri-Schradi with the shot, saved by Turner.

83′ SAVE JOHNSON on Buksa. Great save.

84′ Corner to NYC.

85′ GOAL NYC. And it’s Tajouri-Schradi off the corner. Wow. Heart breaking. He was aware of the ball bouncing off Polster, and he sliced it in. 2-2

88′ GOAL REVOLUTION. Wow. Again. Gil with the pass to Buchanan, he centers, and it’s Tommy McNamara with a potential game winner! 3-2 to the Revs

90′ TWO SAVES BY TURNER…. Four minutes minimum added on

90+1′ Corner to NYC…… SAVE MATT TURNER.

90+2′ Scott Caldwell, he’s still on the Revs. He enters for McNamara to lock this down.

90+3′ Corner BYC, headed over the bar

Full time

For the Revs:

Turner; Jones, Bell, Farrell, Bye; Maciel, Polster; Traustason, Gil, McNamara; Bou
Bench: Knighton, Buchanan, Buksa, Kessler, Boateng, Bunbury, Caldwell, De La Garza, Kizza

For the Pigeons:

Johnson; Chanot, Amundsen, Sands; Tinnerholm, A. Moralez, Parks, Medina, M. Moralez; Castellanos, Magno
Bench: Ibeagha, Thiago, Barrazza, Tajouri-Schradi, Thorarinsson, Jasson, Gray, Rodriguez

The Revs are looking for their fourth consecutive victory dating back to May 16. The current three-game streak is the best in MLS right now.

New England is 7-5-4 all-time against NYCFC, including a 3-3-2 mark against the Pigeons in the Bronx borough. This will be the first time the two sides have met outside of NYC proper.

New England is on a 272-minute no goals allowed from open play streak.

If Carles Gil registers an assist tonight, it will be his fourth straight match with a helper, the first time he has done that in his MLS career.

Adam Buksa will look to score in his fourth consecutive match.

Matt Turner is 2-2-2 against the Pigeons, with two clean sheets.

Andrew Farrell is looking to make his 248th career appearance with the Revolution. Teal Bunbury is looking to make his 298th career appearance in MLS.

Luis Caicedo and Christian Mafla are both listed as OUT with lower body injuries. Chris Gloster and Heber are unavailable through injury for the Pigeons. Alexander Callens is with Peru for the Copa América.

Nicolas Acevedo is suspended for NYCFC. No one is on YELLOW CARD WATCH.

Jesus Medina has five goals for NYCFC, while Valentin Castellanos has four. Medina has two career goals against the Revs, and so, too, does Ismael Tajouri-Schradi.

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