On Sunday, the New England Revolution announced their team awards ahead of their home finale against New York City FC. Gil collected the MVP and Players’ Player awards while Andrew Farrell was named as the team’s best defender and Scott Caldwell walked away with the Humanitarian award.
Gil has had a stellar first season with the Revolution, collecting 10 goals and 14 assists in 32 starts. The captain also puts in the work defensively, as he leads MLS in possessions won in the final third (47). These might not be the only awards he wins this year, as he’s a candidate for MLS Newcomer of the Year.
This is the second consecutive season that Farrell has been named as the Revolution’s Defender of the Year. The difference is that this year’s accolade came while he was playing center back as opposed to right back. Farrell started 27 games before winning the award.
The Humanitarian award was given to Caldwell for his tireless work in the community. Caldwell is a regular at charity events, whether he’s bartending, helping out with Special Olympics, or serving as an ambassador to Boston Scores. This year he became the first active professional athlete to march in the Boston Pride Parade.