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New England Revolution Fall at Los Angeles FC, 4-0

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March 13, 2023 – Major League Soccer (MLS)New England Revolution News Release

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -The New England Revolution (2-1-0, 6 pts.) fell to Los Angeles FC (2-0-0, 6 pts.), 4-0, on Sunday night at BMO Stadium. Forward Gustavo Bou, making his first appearance of the 2023 season, started in the midfield and played 63 minutes. Goalkeeper Djordje Petrović recorded eight saves, matching his single-game career high.

LAFC opened the scoring in the 14th minute, when Denis Bouanga scored from the penalty spot to end New England’s shutout streak at 194 minutes to open the season. New England kept the match close until the Bouanga doubled the host’s lead in the 67th minute, his second goal of the night. LAFC added a third goal in the 83rd minute and closed the scoring six minutes into second-half stoppage time.

Midfielder Latif Blessing made his return to Los Angeles for the first time since joining New England in January. The midfielder registered a team-high 10 duels won in his second start with the Revolution. Joining Blessing in the midfield was Matt Polster, who stared the night with the captain’s armband, and Homegrown Player Noel Buck, who earned his third consecutive start to open the season.

New England returns to Gillette Stadium to host Nashville SC on Saturday, March 18. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. Saturday’s contest can also be heard on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD-2, with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies calling the action, and on 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA in Portuguese.


Bruce Arena made one change to the Starting XI from last weekend’s victory over Houston Dynamo FC, with Gustavo Bou starting in place of Carles Gil.

Bou made his season debut and logged one shot, while Gil began the night on the bench due to a muscle strain before entering the match in the 62nd minute.

New England’s 194-minute shutout streak to open the season, a club best, was snapped in the 14th minute on Bouanga’s penalty kick goal.

Latif Blessing suited up for his second consecutive start tonight, playing all 90 minutes in his return to Los Angeles. The former LAFC midfielder, who received his 2022 MLS Cup championship ring prior to tonight’s match, logged a team-best 10 duels won and three fouls won.

Bobby Wood also registered his second consecutive start tonight and tallied one shot on target. Wood has appeared in all three matches in his debut campaign with New England.

Dave Romney added four clearances,…

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