New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil has been voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 9 following New England’s 3-2 win against the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, June 23. This marks the second consecutive match week in which a Revolution player has been voted Player of the Week, after goalkeeper Matt Turner took home the honor for Week 8 following last Saturday’s 3-2 win at New York City FC.
Gil registered primary assists on all three of the Revolution’s goals, helping the team extend its win streak to five games and its unbeaten streak to six games. He played Tajon Buchanan in on goal with a chipped pass in the 26th minute, knifed a perfectly weighted pass through New York’s backline to DeJuan Jones in the 32nd minute, and finally assisted Gustavo Bou’s game-winning goal with a one-touch through ball in the 51st minute.
Through 10 games this season, Gil owns 10 assists – double that of any other player in Major League Soccer. By reaching 10 assists through 10 games, he has equaled the fastest to that total in a season in MLS history. Gil also paces the league in several other statistical categories, including chances created, big chances created, chances created from open play, chances created from set play, dribbles completed, and successful corners + corners. The Revolution’s captain signed a new contract with the club on May 24 that will keep him in New England through the 2024 season.
DeJuan Jones, who scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday’s win, also earned a spot on the league’s Team of the Week for Week 9.