Monday was a day that Revolution fans had been waiting for.
A day after The Bent Musket’s own Seth Macomber reported that Carles Gil would be returning to the United States soon, Gil participated in training on Monday.
Gil was participating with the full group during the session and not off to the side. With how long he has been out, that speaks well to his fitness and that he could return to play soon.
With Tajon Buchanan and Adam Buksa away at World Cup Qualifiers, this return is much needed. The Revs will need some firepower without these two key pieces of the attack.
Bruce Arena said that Gil looked good in training on Monday and that they look forward to having their captain for the month of September.
Goalkeeper Brad Knighton was also asked after training how it felt to have Gil back in New England.
“Yeah, Capi’s back,” said Knighton. “I think there was hugs all around from everybody. It’s a good face to see in the locker room and him being around the guys. Everyone’s excited and hopefully he can contribute this weekend.”
While it was just training, Gil was moving well and definitely didn’t look afraid to make any sudden movements or cuts. After training he talked about how it felt to be back on the pitch in Massachusetts.
“Yeah, I’m really happy to be here,” Gil said. “I feel good. It was a difficult moment for me. Of course, injury is a difficult moment but I did a good job and now I feel good. Of course I need to train with the team to feel good moments and I’m happy to be back.”
The Revs captain added that it felt good to be back on the practice pitch with his teammates and that he missed everyone while he was in Spain. Gil also added that New England did an incredible job without him.
So it appears that Gil will be back on the field soon for the Revolution but it will be interesting to see if they take things lightly with his return or if we could possibly see him play against the Union on Friday night.