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New England Revolution Takes Down Charlotte FC In Foxboro 1-0

CF Montreal forward dribbles the ball in an attempt to score against Sounder FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei. Photo Credit-Christopher Winslow

Foxboro Mass—Carles Gil netted a crucial goal in first-half injury time as the New England Revolution secured their inaugural victory of the season, edging out Charlotte FC 1-0 amidst cold, rainy weather in Foxboro, Mass.

With a prior record of 1-4-1, amassing only 4 points, New England entered the match at the bottom of the MLS standings. However, goalkeeper Henrich Ravas demonstrated his prowess with three saves, complemented by a sturdy defensive performance.

Charlotte’s (2-3-2) Kristijan Kahlina made two saves, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Gil’s decisive strike. Gil’s third goal of the season materialized in extra time as he capitalized on a rebound from Nacho Gil’s blocked shot, moments after receiving a yellow card. Despite the caution, Gil’s performance indicates a promising season ahead, following his 11-goal tally last year.

During the first half, New England dominated possession, limiting Charlotte to just one shot on target. Although Scott Arfield attempted a shot for Charlotte in the second-half extra time, it failed to find the mark.

Despite accruing four points in their previous two outings, Charlotte struggled to find their rhythm in adverse conditions, suffering their second shutout of the season, despite managing six corner kicks.

New England has now won four straight games against Charlotte, improving to 4-1-0 in the all-time series.

The win marks head coach Caleb Porter’s first regular-season victory with New England and the 114th of his MLS career, 12th all-time.

Score Overview:

NE – Carles Gil (unassisted) 45’+3′

Summary of misconduct:

NE – Carles Gil (yellow card – dissent) 45’+2′

NE – Matthew Polster (Yellow card – Tactical foul) 47′

CLT – Scott Arfield (Yellow card – Tactical foul) 75′

CLT – Enzo Copetti (yellow card – dissent) 90’+7′

Attendance: 22,196