By Jonathan Burgos –
The New England Revolution were back in action Saturday night against the New York Red Bulls in an Eastern Matchup at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
The New England Revolution (1-3-1, 4 pts.) lost to the New York Red Bulls (3-1-1, 10 pts.), 1-0.
The lone goal in Saturday’s contest came via an own goal, with the visiting Red Bulls on the receiving end of a deflection as Andrew Farrell’s clearance ricocheted off of Matt Polster into the New England net.
New England came into this match after a 3-1 loss against Charlotte FC in Charlotte, North Carolina.
For Andrew Farrell, Saturday night was not just another match but his 30th birthday as well as his return to the starting lineup for the first time since March 12.
Also Saturday night, Adam Buksa returned from international duty to submit a 45-minute substitute appearance in place of Jozy Altidore, who made his second consecutive start. Buksa returned to the Revolution after helping Poland qualify for the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup earlier this week.
Revolution Sporting Director & Head Coach Bruce Arena, Saturday night didn’t think the New England Revolution should’ve lost and at the post game press conference told the media “But I’m not sure we deserved to win. But we certainly didn’t deserve to lose the game.”
When asked what he said to the referee before receiving a yellow card in Saturday night’s match, Arena told the media, “I didn’t say anything to the ref. Well, probably the fourth official said I was complaining about the sending off, I guess. I don’t remember exactly.”
The Revolution are back on the road again next Saturday to visit Inter Miami CF for the first of two meetings with the Herons this month.