LOS ANGELES, Calif. –The New England Revolution (2-1-0, 6 pts.) fell to Los Angeles FC (2-0-0, 6 pts.), 4-0, on Sunday night at BMO Stadium. Forward Gustavo Bou, making his first appearance of the 2023 season, started in the midfield and played 63 minutes. Goalkeeper Djordje Petrović recorded eight saves, matching his single-game career high.
LAFC opened the scoring in the 14th minute, when Denis Bouanga scored from the penalty spot to end New England’s shutout streak at 194 minutes to open the season. New England kept the match close until the Bouanga doubled the host’s lead in the 67th minute, his second goal of the night. LAFC added a third goal in the 83rd minute and closed the scoring six minutes into second-half stoppage time.
Midfielder Latif Blessing made his return to Los Angeles for the first time since joining New England in January. The midfielder registered a team-high 10 duels won in his second start with the Revolution. Joining Blessing in the midfield was Matt Polster, who stared the night with the captain’s armband, and Homegrown Player Noel Buck, who earned his third consecutive start to open the season.
New England returns to Gillette Stadium to host Nashville SC on Saturday, March 18. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. Saturday’s contest can also be heard on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD-2, with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies calling the action, and on 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA in Portuguese.