Recap | Revs drop first leg of Concacaf Champions Cup Quarterfinals vs. Club America, 4-0

Recap | Revs drop first leg of Concacaf Champions Cup Quarterfinals vs. Club America, 4-0
Recap | Revs drop first leg of Concacaf Champions Cup Quarterfinals vs. Club America, 4-0
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (April 3, 2024) – The New England Revolution fell, 4-0, to Club América on Tuesday night at Gillette Stadium in Concacaf Champions Cup action. New England will look to overcome the four-goal deficit on aggregate in the second leg matchup next Tuesday, April 9, in Mexico City. The 10:30 pm ET kickoff at Estadio Azteca will air nationally on FOX Sports 1 in English and TUDN in Spanish.

Club América started the match on the front foot, breaking the deadlock in the 16th minute through Henry Martín. Following a Revolution giveaway at midfield, the visitors countered quickly, with the ball eventually finding Javairô Dilrosun on the right side of the penalty area. The Dutch winger sent a low cross to Martín, who turned and sent a shot through the hands of New England goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. for the early lead.

The LIGA MX frontrunners doubled the advantage eight minutes later, as Martín combined with Alejandro Zendejas. The striker threaded a through ball into the path of Zendejas, who cut back and fired a shot into the top left corner of the net. Cristian Calderón added a third in the 63rd minute for Club América, tapping home a rebound from close range. In the 90th minute, Brian Rodriguez finished off the scoring, slotting home a weighted pass from Diego Valdes.

New England created attacking chances late in the second half. First, Tomás Chancalay picked up a loose ball at the top of the penalty area and fired a shot that forced Club América goalkeeper Luis Malagon into an awkward save. Moments later, Ian Harkes headed a cross on frame that was punched over the bar.

The Revolution return to MLS action at home this Saturday, April 6 against Charlotte FC. The 7:30 pm ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium is available to watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish. Listen to the Revolution’s local radio calls on 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) or 1260 AM “Nossa Radio USA” in Portuguese.

  • Jonathan Mensah logged his third straight start in Concacaf Champions Cup play, completing all 65 of his passes.
  • Tomás Chancalay tallied a team high three key passes on the night, also registering a shot on target.
  • Earl Edwards Jr. recorded his second start of the 2024 season, making three saves.
  • Esmir Bajraktarević entered the match in the 59th minute to mark his fifth straight Champions Cup appearance this season and his return from international duty.

GAME CAPSULES
New England Revolution 0, Club América 4
April 2, 2024 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Referee: Ismael Cornejo (SLV)
Assistant Referee: David Moran (SLV)
Assistant Referee: Zachary Zeegelaar (SUR)
Fourth Official: Julio Luna (GUA)
Video Assistant Referee: Benjamin Pineda (CRC)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Weather: 43 degrees with showers
Attendance: 15,657

Scoring Summary:
AM
– Henry Martín (Javairo Dilrosun) 16′
AM – Alejandro Zendejas (Henry Martín) 24′
AM – Cristian Calderon (Unassisted) 64′
AM – Brian Rodriguez (Diego Valdes) 90′

Misconduct Summary:
NO
– Matt Polster (Yellow Card – Persistent Infringement) 20′
NO – Giacomo Vrioni (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 44′
AM – Henry Martín (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 44′
NO – Jonathan Mensah (Yellow Card – Hard Foul) 60′

New England Revolution: Earl Edwards Jr.; Dave Romney, Jonathan Mensah, Henry Kessler (Mark-Anthony Kaye 59′), DeJuan Jones, Ryan Spaulding (Nick Lima 71′); Carles Gil © (Ian Harkes 76′), Matt Polster, Nacho Gil (Esmir Bajraktarević 59′), Tomás Chancalay; Giacomo Vrioni (Bobby Wood 76′).

Substitutes Not Used: Jacob Jackson, Henrich Ravas, Emmanuel Boateng, Noel Buck, Andrew Farrell, Tommy McNamara, Jack Panayotou.

Club America: Luis Malagon; Israel Reyes (Kevin Álvarez 45′), Sebastian Caceres, Cristian Calderon, Igor Lichnovsky; Jonathan Dos Santos (Santiago Naveda 83′), Alvaro Fidalgo (Diego Valdes 75′), Richard Sanchez; Alejandro Zendejas (Salvador Reyes 75′), Henry Martín © (Brian Rodriguez 82′), Javairo Dilrosun.

Substitutes Not Used: Oscar Jimenez, Leonardo Palestina, Luis Fuentes, Néstor Araujo, Ramon Jaurez, Roman Martinez, Dagoberto Espinoza.


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