New England Revolution Record 4th Consecutive Shutout With 1-0 Win Against DC United

Photo Credit: Tammy McManaway

By Tiffany Williams –

Saturday night, New England Revolution were back home at Gillette and defeated D.C. United 1-0 to record their fourth consecutive shutout. New England got on the board early as McNamara sent a pass in behind the D.C. defense for Bye, who chased the ball to the endline and cut a pass back into the box for Carles Gil to meet with a left-footed finish.

Tonight’s game also marked Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena’s 100th regular season match with the Revolution since taking the helm in 2019. Following Saturday night’s match, Arena about his 100th regular season game with the Revolution and what he’s learned, and he said “I’ve learned that there are four seasons in New England and one of those seasons is a really tough one. The one in the winter, really been rough. But it’s been nice to come here and try to rebuild a team. We’re making progress. We’re not where we need to be, but we’re making progress.”

Brandon Bye notched his sixth assist of the season Saturday night, matching the single-season club record for most assists by a defender, first set in 2002 by Jay Heaps and matched in 2015 by Chris Tierney. Bye, also made his 125th MLS appearance Saturday night, eclipsing 10,000 minutes in MLS regular season play. He’s won all 10 of his duels, won two tackles, and added four chances created on the night.

New England has just 10 matches of the regular season remaining and right now they sit in eighth place in a tight Eastern Conference playoff race where five points separate fifth through 13th place.

This weekNew England Revolution will train in Foxborough for two days and then will travel up to Canada for a pair of matches. First, on Wednesday, August 17, New England will take on Toronto FC at BMO Field at 7:30 p.m. ET. New England will then head to Quebec to begin preparations for its first meeting of the season with CF Montreal on Saturday, August 20 at Stade Saputo. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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