The New England Revolution (7-3-3; 24 pts.) fell to Toronto FC (2-8-2; 8 pts.), 3-2, at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night. All three of Toronto’s goals came in the first half, with Yeferson Soteldo, Kemar Lawrence, and Tsubasah Endoh scoring in the 9th, 15th, and 24th minutes, respectively. Carles Gil pulled one back for the hosts in the 56th minute with a free kick from beyond the penalty arc, with Adam Buksa adding a second goal in the 78th minute. The loss is the Revolution’s first at Gillette Stadium this season, snapping a five-game winning streak to open this year’s home slate and a seven-game home winning streak across all competitions.
Gil’s goal is his second of the season, and his first via free kick in his Revolution career. He now owns 12 combined goals and assists on the season, which is most among MLS players. Buksa’s goal is his fifth of the year – one shy of his total from last season and one behind Gustavo Bou (6) for the team lead.
Midfielder Emmanuel Boateng, signed by New England as a free agent this offseason, made his club debut as a substitute in the 65th minute and contributed the assist on Buksa’s second-half goal.
New England returns to action on Saturday, July 17, when the club visits Atlanta United FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match kicks off at 5:00 p.m. ET and can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub.