The red hot New England Revolution got out to a flying start, something they’ve been improving on as of late. Slow starts were a problem earlier in the season, and as of late, quick goals have mended that issue. Brandon Bye started up the attack down the right with an early cross within the first ten minute frame of the match. Carles Gil fit a shot through a tight window, in which Montreal goalkeeper James Pantemis put it on a platter for DeJuan Jones, who notched his third of the season.
The quick fire scoring did not stop there, as just seven minutes later, Gustavo Bou found himself in a spot to be the playmaker once again, and was successful in doing so. His inch perfect cross found Adam Buksa’s head for an easy header in order to double the lead. The third goal of the first half was a bit less fashionable, an own goal from Rudy Camacho, who has been notorious for finding the back of his own net. The Revs took the foot of the gas for a moment, allowing the quick footed Joaquin Torres to pull a goal back before the end of the first half. He was able to dance past McNamara, and fire past Turner.
With a 3-1 scoreline at halftime, the performance was definitely slipping away. Throughout the second half, New England lost a lot of momentum. But, it didn’t matter. Gustavo Bou, who was clearly frustrated on many levels found his long overdue goal. He hadn’t scored in months after at one point leading the golden boot race. Wilfrid Kaptoum’s first real meaningful moment of the season was the assist to Bou. Bou was able to shake Joel Waterman on a tight cut, and curl it into the bottom right corner to ice the game at 4-1.
New England’s final scoreline probably looks a lot better than it was, there’s still a lot to clean up, especially in the back and i’m finishing chances. Nevertheless, they have hit 20 wins for the first time in franchise history, and have 65 points with 5 games to go. Three wins would secure the MLS points record. The Revs have 16 days off now for the international break, and for other teams to catch up on games. They’ll resume in mid October when they host the Chicago Fire for the only time this season.