The New England Revolution will have four players representing the franchise on the 2021 Major League Soccer All-Star team.
Midfielders Carles Gil and Tajon Buchanan, forward Gustavo Bou and goalkeeper Matt Turner each were selected. Revs head coach Bruce Arena recently informed his players of the four All-Star picks, and it made for an awesome moment.
As you can see, Gil and Bou were pretty excited about their first career All-Star nods. We didn't get to see Turner and Buchanan's reactions as they were away at the Concacaf Gold Cup, but we'd bet they were equally fired up to be named MLS All-Stars for the first time.
Gil was a shoo-in for the All-Star team. The 28-year-old has 15 assists in 17 games, which is more than double the total of any other player in the league. Bou has been on the receiving end of quite a few of those assists as the Argentianan is second in the league with 10 goals (nine in his last 10 appearances).
Buchanan has three goals and three assists through 12 appearances this season for the Revs. The 22-year-old was one of two players named to the All-Star team by commissioner Don Garber. He was named the Concacaf Gold Cup's Best Young Player after helping Canada reach the semifinal.
Turner is 7-2-3 as the team's goalkeeper this season and recently helped the United States to a Concacaf Gold Cup title with a 1-0 win over Mexico in the final. The 27-year-old allowed only one goal in six games during the tournament.
The Revolution currently hold a first-place spot in the Eastern Conference with an 11-3-3 record.