The New England Revolution kick off their season up north against the Montreal Impact on Saturday but they will be without one of their best players.
Finally, it has arrived, the start of the MLS regular season. Sadly for New England Revolution fans, they will be without one of their best players as it has been announced that Carles Gil will miss the season opener.
Gil was amazing in 2019. He was the lifeblood of the Revs alongside Gustavo Bou. Gil had 10 goals and 12 assists.
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That is a pretty amazing start to an MLS career and was good enough to earn Gil the Newcomer of the Year award.
The New England Revolution midfield was an issue to say the least last year. Basically, all of your production was coming from Gil.
Without Gil, a lot of pressure will be put on Diego Fagundez, Wilfried Zahibo, and Luis Caicedo. The Revs also brought back Kelyn Rowe who should be a quality veteran addition to help the team hopefully make a deeper run in the MLS Cup instead of getting knocked out in the 1st round.
The Revolution haven’t been that successful against the Impact. Overall they are 9-9-3 against Montreal but in Canada they are 4-5-2. This game will hopefully be different.
New England also might have a slight advantage. The Impact played in a CONCACAF Champions League game on Wednesday so it will be a quick turnaround. Montreal might have some tired legs but they also might be more in form thanks to the extra playing time. Revs fans are hoping the latter isn’t the case.
This season just seems different for the Revolution. We saw what Gil and Bou did last season. Imagine what they could do with an entire season together?
That is why the New England Revolution need to have Gil back. Besides Bou, he is the team’s star. Also, it will be hard for the ball to get to the attackers and into the final third if your midfield is struggling to maintain possession. Bou, Bunbury, and Buksa can only do so much on their own.
With Gil back, the Revolution might surprise some people. New England’s next game is their home opener against the Chicago Fire on March 7th. Hopefully, Gil will be on the pitch by then.