New England Revolution

Jul 21, 2021; Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA; New England Revolution forward Adam Buksa (9) controls the ball before scoring a goal against Inter Miami CF during the second half at DRV PNK Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Revolution (9-3-3; 30 pts.) defeated Inter Miami CF (2-8-2; 8 pts.), 5-0, in the first-ever meeting between the two sides on Wednesday night at DRV PNK Stadium. New England moves to the top of the Supporters’ Shield standings as the club posted its biggest margin of victory since 2014. Adam Buksa and Arnór Traustason each registered their first MLS braces, Carles Gil added his MLS-leading 11th assist, and Teal Bunbury logged his second goal of the season. The Revs defense allowed only one shot on target en route to its second consecutive clean sheet and fifth of the season.

New England’s offense, which leads the league in goals scored, exploded for four goals in a half for the first time since 2017 – matching a club record. The Revolution’s five-goal outburst was the team’s first since a 5-2 win over Minnesota United on March 25, 2017. The win was the Revs’ second in a row away from home and lifts the club’s away record to 4-2-3 on the year. New England’s 15 away wins across all competitions are the most in MLS since Bruce Arena took the helm in June 2019.

Traustason, who opened the scoring with a header on Carles Gil’s free-kick assist in the 15th minute, recorded his first two MLS goals in his 10th start. Bunbury produced his second goal of the season, one of his game-high four shots on target, before the Icelandic international added his second with a right-footed strike on Jon Bell’s first MLS assist in the 36th minute. Traustason completed 35 of 36 pass attempts on the night.

Buksa picked up his brace with goals in the late stages of both halves, the second of which was assisted by Gustavo Bou. Buksa and Bou are now tied for the team lead with seven goals each – tied for third most in MLS. New England’s attacking trio of Bou, Buksa, and Gil have factored into 23 of the team’s 28 goals scored this season, which is already halfway to setting a new club record for goals in a regular season (55 in 2003 and 2005).

On the defensive end, Andrew Farrell paired with Jon Bell in central defense while A.J. DeLaGarza submitted a 90-minute performance at right back for his first start with New England. Farrell (254) is now tied with Matt Reis for the third-most appearances in a Revolution uniform. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Brad Knighton improved his season record to 2-1-0 as he made his 75 career start.

New England will go for three consecutive wins on Sunday, July 25 as the club returns home to host CF Montréal at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 6:00 p.m. ET and will air locally on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio.