Second half rally falls just short for the Revolution in 3-2 loss to Nashville SC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 14, 2023) – The New England Revolution (14-9-10; 52 pts. – 5th in East) fell to Nashville SC (13-10-10; 49 pts. – 7th in East), 3-2, at GEODIS Park on Saturday night in the club’s final road match of the regular season. Argentinian striker Tomás Chancalay accounted for both of New England’s goals with tallies in the 49th and 70th minutes, marking the 23-year-old’s second brace of the season. Goalkeeper Jacob Jackson, New England’s first-round selection in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft, recorded seven saves in his MLS debut.
After the hosts jumped out to a three-goal lead in the opening half, Chancalay put New England on the board just four minutes after the intermission with a right-footed shot from the center of the box. Fellow countryman Gustavo Bou provided the assist, delivering a cross to hit Chancalay in stride. He then cut the deficit to one in the 70th minute as he buried a rebound for his sixth goal in 10 MLS appearances, and his fourth goal in the last five games.
Bou’s assist marked the striker’s fourth helper of the season and his 20th in MLS play. It marked his fourth straight appearance and first start for the club since July 15. Now one appearance away from 100 MLS games played, Bou finished the match with a game-high five chances created over a 90-minute performance.
Defender Henry Kessler featured in New England’s starting lineup for the first time since sustaining an injury on April 8 and played 64 minutes. Dave Romney, starting alongside Kessler and Omar Gonzalez in a three-man backline, made his return to Nashville, where he played three seasons from 2020-22. A candidate for MLS Defender of the Year, Romney is one game away from becoming the second Revolution player to play every minute of a 34-game season.
New England will conclude the regular season at home next Saturday night, October 21, on MLS Decision Day presented by AT&T against the Philadelphia Union (15-8-10; 55 pts. – 3rd in East) at Gillette Stadium. All Eastern Conference fixtures on Decision Day are scheduled to kick off at 6:00 p.m. ET. Watch the match on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish, or listen to the Revolution’s local radio calls on 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.