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Carles Gil named MLS Newcomer of the Year

Carles Gil named MLS Newcomer of the Year

Back in January, the Revs decided to make Carles Gil their first seven-figure acquisition when they shelled out a club-record transfer fee of $2 million to bring him to New England.

Well, that investment has paid off — in a big way.

On Wednesday morning, Gil was honored as MLS Newcomer of the Year, an award given annually to the player with previous professional experience who had an outstanding debut season in MLS. He beat out finalists Heber (New York City FC) and Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC) in a vote decided by media, MLS players, and club technical staff.  He's the first Revolution player to win the award and the second player in club history to be named a finalist, joining Jermaine Jones (2014).

Gil has been a consistent force all season long for the Revs.  He led the team in both goals (10) and assists (14) while wearing the captain's arm band for the final 23 matches of the season en route to the team's first playoff berth since 2015.

The midfielder is just the second Revolution player to reach double-digit totals in goals and assists in a single season, following in the footsteps of Lee Nguyen, who accomplished the feat in 2017. Gil's combined totals in goals and assists ranked first among newcomers and fifth in the league overall.  He also became the second player in club history to start all 34 matches and was substituted only once, missing eight minutes of league play.

Gil's teammate Gustavo Bou finished fifth in the voting. Here's the breakdown for the top five finishers. 

  Player % Club % Media % Final %
Carles Gil (NE) 12.16% 21.43% 25.10% 19.56%
Heber (NYC) 8.78% 15.31% 28.57% 17.55%
Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR) 18.58% 5.10% 12.36% 12.01%
Alexandru Mitrita (NYC) 11.15% 15.31% 1.54% 9.33%
Gustavo Bou (NE) 6.76% 9.18% 4.63% 6.86%

The next challenge for Gil is leading his team to a postseason victory. The Revs face Atlanta United FC in the first round of the MLS Playoffs this Saturday at 1 p.m. in a game that can be seen on NBC Sports Boston.

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First look: Revolution unveil state-of-the-art training center

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First look: Revolution unveil state-of-the-art training center

The New England Revolution officially have a world-class new home.

The team on Monday unveiled the New England Revolution Training Center, a sprawling complex spanning 68 acres just down the street from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

Notable features of the $35 million facility include:

-- Three full-size, natural-grass fields (including one equipped with heating technology) totaling 337,500 square feet

-- First Team locker room exceeding 1,200 square feet

-- State-of-the-art gym featuring weight training equipment powered by a hydraulic air system

-- Hydrotherapy room with three pools, totaling 5,000 gallons in volume, slated for heat therapy, cold recovery, and accelerated rehabilitation with an underwater treadmill

-- 25-foot wide conditioning hill climbing 140 feet at a steep 10% grade on the perimeter of the First Team training fields

-- Spacious team dining and lounge space that features a 36-foot-long communal reclaimed wooden table

-- On-site barbershop

Here's a look inside the facility with photos of the locker room, weight room and more:

The new facility, located at 1776 Revolution Way, also has sustainable roots with a close connection to the surrounding environment.

The complex was constructed with locally sourced wood, glass and metal materials designed to integrate the facility into the wetlands behind Gillette Stadium, and the Revolution replanted 350 native trees, 550 shrubs and over 1,000 grasses and plants to minimize disruption to the natural ecosystem. 

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New England Revolution sign midfielder Kelyn Rowe

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New England Revolution sign midfielder Kelyn Rowe

Welcome back to New England, Kelyn Rowe.

The Revolution signed Rowe on Wednesday, the team announced. The midfielder spent 2012-18 with the Revs before playing for Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake in 2019.

Rowe played in 206 games with the Revolution and recorded 29 goals, and 40 assists in 14,604 minutes played. The 28-year-old is among New England's all-time leaders in games played (7th), minutes played (10th), goals (10th), and assists (4th). 

The Revs initially selected Rowe with the No. 3 pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. They traded Rowe to Sporting Kansas City for defender Edgar Castillo in Dec. 2018.

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