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Revolution Recap: Matt Turner stands on head in win over Colorado Rapids

Revolution Recap: Matt Turner stands on head in win over Colorado Rapids

Note: This was a simulated match between the Revolution and the Colorado Rapids in EA Sports FIFA 20, none of what happened was real and the Revs record still is 0-1-1 as the season is on a pause due to the coronavirus. 

The MLS suspended their season due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but that didn't stop the New England Revolution from taking on the Colorado Rapids in a simulated match of EA Sports FIFA 20 on Saturday.

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The Revolution, who have squandered points in the past few simulations, finally get in the win column with a 4-2 win over the Rapids at Gillette Stadium. The best player of the game was goalkeeper Matt Turner who made some pretty incredible stops throughout the match. 

Here's how the Revolution starting XI looked in Saturday's simulated match:

  • Matt Turner
  • Brandon Bye
  • Andrew Farrell
  • Henry Kessler
  • DeJuan Jones
  • Diego Fagundez
  • Wilfried Zahibo
  • Gustavo Bou
  • Carles Gil
  • Teal Bunbury
  • Adam Buksa

The substitutes were as follows:

  • Cristian Penilla
  • Kelyn Rowe
  • Scott Caldwell
  • Tajon Buchanan
  • Justin Rennicks
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Brad Knighton

In a back-and-forth first half between the Revolution and Rapids, Colorado drew first blood in the 34th minute. Lucky for the Revs, Adam Buksa continues to dominate MLS action and tied the game with a sneaky run past the defense. 

The Revolution and Rapids went into the half tied at one a side, and when the second half began that's when New England turned on the jets. In the 47th minute, Diego Fagundez picked the sweet spot to give the Revs a 2-1 lead that they never gave up.

And of course, put one in the goal column for Carles Gil who had the most gorgeous strike of the game. 

In a 3-1 game with points on the line, you can count on Turner to keep things steady with a few incredible saves.

Unfortunately, though, the Rapids broke through in the 76th minute to make it a 3-2 game. However, Gustavo Bou answered in the 89th minute to solidify a 4-2 win for New England. 

And you can cap things off with another stellar save from Turner to end things once and for all. 

This was a phenomenal win for the Revs who finally got solid defending and goalkeeping throughout the night. It wasn't a surprise they tallied four goals, especially with players like Buksa, Gil and Bou in the starting lineup.

You can watch the full game below, and click here for highlights:

 

 

Revolution Classics: Gustavo Bou scores stunning volley goal in Revs debut

Revolution Classics: Gustavo Bou scores stunning volley goal in Revs debut

Until Major League Soccer returns to action, NBC Sports Boston will give New England Revolution fans a chance to get their fix by re-airing some classic games. On Saturday, we'll take a look back at Gustavo Bou's stunning volley goal from his Revs debut last year, when New England beat Vancouver, 4-0.

Gustavo Bou made the perfect first impression on the New England Revolution.

On July 17 of last year, Bou made his anticipated Revs debut and did not disappoint. The 30-year-old forward made his presence felt with an incredible volley goal that helped New England to a dominant 4-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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Bou finished off the 2019 season with nine goals in 14 games played.

You can relive Bou's dazzling performance right here on NBC Sports Boston. Here's how to tune in. . .

How to Watch

NBC Sports Boston will be re-airing this match on Saturday, July 4 at 7 p.m. ET. You can watch on TV on NBC Sports Boston, or stream the action via NBCSportsBoston.com.

Liverpool win 2019-20 Premier League title with Manchester City's loss to Chelsea

Liverpool win 2019-20 Premier League title with Manchester City's loss to Chelsea

Liverpool's championship drought in England's Premier League is finally over.

The Reds clinched their first league title since 1990 on Thursday when Chelsea defeated second-place Manchester City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool, who is not scheduled to play again until next Thursday, has 86 points -- 23 more than Manchester City -- through 31 of the 38 games in the 2019-20 Premier League season. Manchester City's loss Thursday means no team will be able to catch Liverpool for the title over the final seven games of the campaign.

Liverpool's season has been a dominant one. The team's 86 points is the most in the history of England's top division through 31 games. The Reds also have clinched the Premier League title earlier than any other team in history. Furthermore, Liverpool has a chance to break Manchester City's EPL records of 100 points and 32 wins set during the 2017-18 season. The Reds are on pace for 105 points and 34 wins.

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Liverpool now has 19 top-flight titles in its storied history, one less than Manchester United for the most all-time. This Premier League title is Liverpool's third trophy since the start of the 2018-19 campaign, along with the 2019 Champions League title and 2019 UEFA Super Cup crown. 

Liverpool is owned by Fenway Sports Group, who also own the Boston Red Sox.