Revolution Host New York Red Bulls on Noite Brasileira

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June 7, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (3-10-1; 10 pts.) welcome the New York Red Bulls (8-3-5; 29 pts.) to Gillette Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday night, when the club will celebrate its annual ‘Noite Brasileira,’ presented by UnitedHealthcare. Saturday’s match is available to watch on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish. Listen on the radio via 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM), with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies on the call. Portuguese commentary is available on 1260 AM “Nossa Radio USA”.

New England begins the two-game home set following a 2-1 victory over Nashville SC last weekend, behind goals from midfielders Carles Gil and Esmir Bajraktarević. Gil registered his first goal-and-assist performance of the 2024 campaign and raised his team-high tally to five goals on the year. Forward Dylan Borrero registered the assist on Gil’s goal, marking the Colombian’s first goal contribution since returning from his 2023 knee injury. Borrero has now started the last three games for the Revolution

Bajraktarević doubled the lead in the 51st minute with the game-winning goal for the Homegrown Player’s first MLS tally. The 19-year-old winger has contributed two goals and five assists in all competitions this season, but New England will need to make up for his production on the offensive end as Bajraktarević is one of three Revolution players available for Saturday’s match due to international duty, along with midfielder Noel Buck (England Men’s Elite League Squad) and goalkeeper Henrich Ravas (Slovakia). Head Coach Caleb Porter has several options to fill the youngster’s spot in the attack, whether it be veteran Emmanuel Boateng, versatile midfielder Ian Harkes, or Cambridge, Mass. native Jack Panayotou, who was recalled from his loan at Rhode Island FC just before his 20th birthday this week.

Gil and forward Giacomo Vrioni registered the assists on Bajraktarević’s game-winning goal against New York. Vrioni, who surpassed 2,500 MLS minutes played last Saturday, is set to suit up for his 50th league appearance this weekend. The Albanian striker has reached the scoresheet in two of his last four games, including a goal in New England’s first meeting with the Red Bulls this season on May 11 in New Jersey.

Goalkeeper Aljaž Ivačič will be riding a wave of confidence into Saturday’s match after recording a penalty stop as one of his…

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