The New England Revolution ended the 2018 season with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact. Here’s what you might’ve missed.
After a bland first half, Montreal came out of the break looking to play. Matt Turner was up to the task, making several impressive stops including a low save against Ignacio Piatti in the 72nd minute.
Diego Fagundez became the youngest player to collect 50 goals when he scored in the 74th minute. Cristian Penilla was credited with the assist.
Moment of the Match
Hoy disfruta el partido@Diego Fagúndez que puede ser el último aquí en este Club y en este Estadio con estos gran Fans— WFagundez (@WFagundez) October 28, 2018
The day’s top story took place before kickoff as Fagundez’s father tweeted that it could be his son’s last game at Gillette Stadium. If true, this would be a big change for the Revolution, who have gotten many contributions from Fagundez both on and off the field.
What it Means
As in past weeks, this game didn’t mean much because the Revs are out of the playoffs. That said, I thought Sunday’s affair was a nice advertisement for Turner. The netminder lost his job in early September after a run of bad form. I was always skeptical about the benching since young goalkeepers need time to grow into the role.
The off-season starts now and it needs to be a big one if the Revs hope to return to the playoffs after a three-year lull.