New England Revolution Down Philadelphia Union in Tightly Contested 2-1 Victory

The Union rolled into Gillette Stadium trying to hold their fourth position in the Eastern Conference, and left empty handed. The Revs played in their second match without playmaker Carles Gil, and the outcome turned out just fine. Henry Kessler and Matt Turner lead from the back, while the midfield did their job to snatch all three points.

In minute ten, the Revs found production from an unlikely source. Matt Polster played the one-two with Tommy McNamara. Polster walked straight into the box and curled it top right past Andre Blake for his first goal in New England. His last professional goal was against the Revolution back in 2017.

Paxten Aaronson, brother of Brendan Aaronson who has since transferred to Europe, hit an absolute peach of a shot into the top left corner of the net. He broke Andrew Farrell’s ankles before tying the game up for the Union.

It didn’t last long, as Tajon Buchanan’s speed was too much for Leon Flach. Buchanan danced across the top of the box, and Flach took out his ankles, forcing him down to the ground. Penalty to New England. Gustavo Bou stepped up to the spot, and shot what was really a horrendous penalty. Luckily, Blake spilled a rebound straight back to Bou, and he chipped it into the net for the lead.

Despite lots of other action, the Revs held onto the 2-1 win. They found their revenge against the Union after drawing 1-1 back in May on a controversial call. The Revolution will return to action next weekend, on Saturday, against Toronto FC. It will be the first time they visit Toronto at BMO Field since early in 2019. The match will kickoff at 8:00 PM EST.

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