New England Revolution

Sep 21, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil (22) during the first half against the Real Salt Lake at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt McCarthy,

Revolution midfielder Carles Gil has been named the top new player in MLS for the 2019 season.

Gil was honored as the MLS Newcomer of the Year, which annually recognizes the best new player in the league with previous professional experience. The Revolution acquired Gil, an eight-year veteran of professional soccer in Europe, in February with what was then the largest transfer in team history.

Gil scored 10 goals with 14 assists and appeared in all 34 regular season games for New England.

The Revolution will play their first round playoff match against reigning MLS Cup champions Atlanta United on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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