By Tiffany Williams –
At Audi Field in Washington DC Saturday night, the New England Revolution fell to D.C. United 3-2.
Defender Brandon Bye netted the opening goal six minutes into the match on a right-footed shot from outside the box with assists from midfielders Carles Gil and Emmanuel Boateng. Forward Adam Buksa added a goal for New England with a header in the 86th minute on Gil’s second assist of the night.
Revolution Homegrown Player Damian Rivera appeared off the bench in Saturday night’s match. The Cranston, R.I. native completed 10 of his 14 pass attempts and registered one shot on target in a 32-minute performance.
In the post game press conference when asked about defender Brandon Bye contributing to the attack with a goal tonight, Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said “Certainly, it’s important for any player to score a goal and especially an outside back. I thought there was some good combination play and give Brandon [Bye] credit. It was a very good finish.”
The Revolution return home to Foxborough next weekend to host Inter Miami CF on Saturday, April 30. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.