The Revs went into Mercedes-Benz Stadium and got the job done, which is really all they had to do. Three points propels them further away from the Union and Orlando City, who are chasing the Revs for the Eastern Conference lead.
‘14 ATL CHANCE Marcelino Moreno strikes one from distance, Brad Knighton makes the diving save
‘19 NE GOAL Buksa slips in the box, but gets up and lays it off for Gustavo Bou, who finishes with the the left foot ATL: 0 NE: 1
‘25 NE CHANCE Carles Gil takes on a curler from distance, Alec Kann makes a great save to push it off the post
‘36 NE CHANCE Adam Buksa gets in behind, his shot is barely saved by Kann’s back leg
‘69 ATL YELLOW CARD Alan Franco
‘75 ATL YELLOW CARD Jackson Conway
‘77 NE YELLOW CARD Henry Kessler
‘84 ATL CHANCE Moreno blasts another chance right at Knighton, he saves easily and catches it
‘89 NE CHANCE Carles Gil’s free kick from the left side of the field curls just a bit too high and lands on top of the net
FULLTIME ATL: 0 NE: 1
There’s not much else to say about this one, the Revolution did what they set out to do, win the game. The win was one they needed badly, and it will tighten their grasp on the conference lead, improving their record to 8-3-3 and 27 points. It was a competent defensive performance from New England, but they’d still like to finish more chances.
They won’t have too much time to enjoy the win as they travel down to Miami for their first ever matchup against Inter Miami FC. Miami will play host to the Revs on Wednesday at 7:30 PM EST.