FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (6-7-9; 27 pts.) battled Toronto FC (6-12-5; 23 pts.) to a 0-0 draw on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in front of a season-high 29,097 fans. Goalkeeper Djordje Petrović tallied three saves, including a penalty kick denial against Toronto’s Lorenzo Insigne in the 81st minute, to record his third clean sheet in MLS and the club’s second in a row. Forward Giacomo Vrioni made his home debut, coming in as a substitute in the 55th minute, and recorded three shots.
The Revolution extended their home undefeated streak to eight games with tonight’s result as they move to 3-0-5 at home since April 16. New England recorded two shots on net in the opening half coming from Carles Gil in the eighth minute and Brandon Bye in the 19th minute. Petrović stopped the lone shot he faced to send the teams into the intermission scoreless.
In the 55th minute, Vrioni entered the game as a substitute for Justin Rennicks, marking his Gillette Stadium debut and second Revolution appearance. The striker created three scoring opportunities including a header that went just wide in the 74th minute and a chance from close range in second-half stoppage time.
Petrović added two more saves in the second half, including a crucial stop on Insigne’s penalty kick late in the match. The Italian sent his right-footed attempt to Petrovic’s right, but the 22-year-old Serbian guessed correctly and made a confident save to preserve the clean sheet.
New England travels to Orlando City SC next Saturday night for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Exploria Stadium. The match airs on WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), and Cozi TV (Western Mass.), with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies calling the action. The contest also airs locally on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.