New England Revolution

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (9-12-11; 38 pts.) were defeated by CF Montreal (18-9-5; 59 pts.), 1-0, on Saturday night in front of a season-high 35,455 fans at Gillette Stadium. With two games remaining in the 2022 MLS regular season, the Revolution will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 1 at home against Atlanta United FC (1:30 p.m. ET – TUDN, Twitter, and 98.5 The Sports Hub).

In New England’s penultimate home match of the season, forward Justin Rennicks returned to the starting lineup for his career-high 11th start of the campaign. Rennicks produced the hosts’ first chance of the night in the 12th minute when he rolled a pass into the path of Matt Polster, whose low shot was saved by Montreal goalkeeper Sebastian Breza. Carles Gil and Gustavo Bou combined for another opportunity in the 21st minute, but Gil’s effort sailed over the net.

Dylan Borrero and Giacomo Vrioni each notched substitute appearances in the second half as the two continue to work back to full fitness after lengthy injury absences. Bruce Arena inserted the 2022 newcomers as substitutes just past the hour mark of the match, marking their first appearances at home since July. Vrioni logged one shot, while Borrero registered one chance created.

Montreal scored the game’s lone goal in the 72nd minute on a counter-attack, with Alistair Johnson slotting home a pass from Romell Quioto. Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrović made two saves, both in the second half. New England came close to equalizing in the 89th minute as Vrioni broke through the defense and sent a left-footed shot high of the frame.

New England is off next weekend for the international break before hosting Atlanta United FC on Saturday, October 1 to close out the home slate. The regular season finale at Gillette Stadium kicks off at 1:30 p.m. ET and airs nationally on UniMas/TUDN in Spanish, with an English stream available on Twitter. The match can also be heard locally on 98.5 The Sports Hub and in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.