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Cristian Penilla, Teal Bunbury score as Revolution beat Galaxy 2-1

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Cristian Penilla, Teal Bunbury score as Revolution beat Galaxy 2-1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Cristian Penilla and Teal Bunbury scored to help the New England Revolution beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 on Sunday night.

Carles Gil had two assists for New England (4-8-4), which won for just the second time since beating the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on April 20.

Gil, on the left side, flicked it to Penilla on the edge of the box where he took a dribble before rifling a low right-footer that was nearly stopped by goalkeeper David Bingham before trickling into the back of the net to open the scoring in the 45th minute.

After a turnover by the Galaxy near midfield, Gil's through ball led Bunbury toward the top of the box, where he side-footed it past the charging Bingham and just inside the post to make it 2-0 in the 60th. It was Bunbury's first goal since Aug. 4.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic capped the scoring with a bicycle kick from the center of the area in the 84th minute.

L.A. midfielder Sebastian Lletget injured his left hamstring and was replaced in the 10th by Chris Pontius.

The Galaxy (9-6-1) had the two-game win streak snapped and have lost five of their last seven.

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Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba selected by Nashville SC in MLS Expansion Draft

Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba selected by Nashville SC in MLS Expansion Draft

New England Revolution defender Jalil Anibaba is on the move. 

Anibaba was selected by Nashville SC with their third pick in the MLS Expansion draft Tuesday night. The Revs will receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money to compensate for the loss of the 31-year-old.

In a Boston twist, it was Red Sox All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts, who also could be leaving the area this winter, announcing the new team's selections. Betts is from Nashville.

Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF will begin play in MLS next season and began filling their rosters in the draft Tuesday.  

In two seasons with the Revolution, Anibaba tallied one goal and three assists through 53 games played. 

Before joining New England, he played for the Chicago Fire (2011-13), Seattle Sounders (2014), Sporting Kansas City (2015) and the Houston Dynamo (2016-17). 

Revolution president Brian Billelo had some nice things to say about the defender following his pickup by Nashville. 

Anibaba's departure comes after the Revolution re-signed defenders DeJuan Jones and Brandon Bye while also adding left back Alexander Buttner and 16-year-old midfielder Damian Rivera. 

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New England Revolution re-sign defender Brandon Bye to new contract

New England Revolution re-sign defender Brandon Bye to new contract

The New England Revolution re-signed yet another Michigan native early Tuesday afternoon. 

After signing DeJuan Jones on Nov. 15, the Revs have re-signed defender Brandon Bye. The 23-year-old will occupy a roster spot in 2020 as he looks to improve in his third season with New England. He also tweeted about the news Tuesday:

Bye has appeared in 54 games, including 46 starts, while notching three goals and four assists. He was selected by the Revs with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft out of Western Michigan University, where he led the Broncos to a MAC regular season championship in 2017.

Bye's deal comes after New England inked left back Alexander Büttner and 16-year-old midfielder Damian Rivera earlier this month. 

Check out Bye's highlights:

While the team continues to make key signings, they could see a player depart the organization Tuesday as either Inter Miami or Nashville SC could select a player who has not been protected by New England in the MLS Expansion Draft.

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