Revolution Plays To 1-1 Draw With New York City FC

New England Revolution Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The New England Revolution played New York City FC to a 1-1 draw at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Bobby Shuttleworth was put to work early, turning away a shot on goal from New York City FC stalwart David Villa in the second minute. However, NYCFC got on the scoreboard in the 10th minute, as Villa rang a shot off the crossbar that was headed into the net by midfielder Thomas McNamara.

New England settled in as the half wore on and generated a slew of chances. Moments after Teal Bunbury sailed a shot inches above the crossbar in the 36th minute, the Revolution found an equalizer in the 38th minute. Chris Tierney netted his first goal of the season on a free kick from the edge of the box, which deflected off an NYCFC defender and past goalkeeper Josh Saunders.

Revolution midfielder Gerhson Koffie was issued a red card in the 54th minute, marking the second consecutive match the team has played with 10 men. The club continued generating pressure in the final third despite playing down a man. In the 75th minute, Teal Bunbury led Charlie Davies into a breakaway, but NYCFC goalkeeper Josh Saunders positioned himself perfectly to fend off the scoring chance.

Bobby Shuttleworth made a game-saving stop on former Revolution forward Patrick Mullins in the 90th minute, securing a draw for New England.

Next Game

The Revolution will be back in action on Friday, April 1, when they host the New York Red Bulls in their first nationally televised match of the year on Viernes de Futbol (UniMás, MLS LIVE) at 7 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium. 98.5 The Sports Hub will carry the game on the radio in English, and WMVX 1570 AM NOSSA Radio USA will carry the game Portuguese.