On Monday morning, the Revolution re-signed their franchise player in captain Carles Gil. Signed prior to the 2019 MLS campaign, Gil has been the start of change in New England. Since Carles arrived at the Revs, a brand new training facility was built, the whole coaching staff was altered, and the front office completely replaced. Gil saw the tough times, and is now at the center of the good times.
In 2019, Gil grabbed Best XI and Newcomer of The Year, as well as bringing the Revs to the playoffs for the first time in years. In 2020, he spent most of the year injured, only to come back and bring New England to the Eastern Conference Finals. As Taylor Twellman says, one of the greatest Revs to ever do it, if Gil stays for a few more years he may be the best player to even don the Revolution flag.
Carles will sign a 3.5 year contract, keeping the Spanish maestro here through 2024. In that time, it’s likely Gil will break all sorts of records and statistics. In the 2021 MLS season thus far, Gil is doing just that. He currently leads the league in all of these stats: assists, chances created, big chances created, chances created from open play, set piece chances created, dribbles completed, and successful crosses. Gil is easily an MVP favorite through the month of May.
The Revolution will look to continue their hot streak atop the Eastern Conference against a struggling FC Cincinnati on Saturday. Cincy picked up their first win of the season last weekend on something of a fluke, but the Revs cannot overlook them. Following the 3:00 PM EST kickoff on Saturday at newly opened TQL Stadium, the Revolution will begin a three week international hiatus.