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Revolution ends 2022 season with 1-1 draw against Chicago Fire FC

Bridgeview, Illinois – The New England Revolution (10-12-12; 34 points) closed out the 2022 MLS regular season with a 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire FC (10-15-9; 34 points) at SeatGeek Stadium on Sunday. Goalkeeper Djorje Petrovic made four saves while midfielder Dylan Bolero scored his third goal of the season in a 25-minute substitute appearance.

The Revolution scored four shots in the first half, two by Giacomo Vulioni, but narrowly missed the opportunity just 52 seconds into the contest. Vulioni was replaced by Bolero in the 65th minute and broke the deadlock in the 88th minute to put the Revolution ahead. The 20-year-old Colombian winger received a pass from Brandon his bye and set his right-footed curler to his panel on the left side to achieve his third record of the season. Bye’s assists are his seventh this year, placing him second on the team alongside Defan Jones, and in 2022 he will tie for fourth among all defenders in MLS. Despite a late goal, Chicago’s Alex Moniz equalized in his 92nd minute to seal the draw.

According to Opta, New England goaltender Jorge Petrovic finished the contest with four saves for a season total of 85 and a save percentage of 75.7. This is the second-highest rate (minimum 30 saves) in MLS this season and the highest for a Revolution goaltender since Matt Wraith (minimum 40 saves) in 2009. Petrovic is the only Revolution goaltender to finish the season with a 75.0 or better save percentage, following Reis (2006 and his 2009) and Matt Turner (2021).

Bruce Arena made two changes to today’s starting XI from last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Atlanta United FC, with Jones and midfielder Wilfrid Kaptoum returning to the lineup. Jones, who has played in 100 MLS regular season games, made his first appearance since Sept. 13.

The draw extended New England’s unbeaten streak against Chicago to eight games, with three wins and five ties in that span. New England will end the 2022 MLS regular season in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Revolution will miss the Audi MLS Cup playoffs for the first time since 2018.

match notes

  • Dylan Bolero He scored his third goal in his 12th appearance for New England. In the 25-minute shift, Bolero tied the team his lead with his three shots, and he won three of the five duels.
  • Brandon Bye I registered an assist in the tally of Bolero. It was his seventh career-high of the season and equals Defan Jones’ club record for most assists in a season by a defender. Bye also had a team-high four interceptions on defense.
  • Goodbye‘s seven primary assists are the second-most by any defender this season. Bye and Jones each have a total of seven assists, which puts him tied for fourth among all MLS defenders.
  • Gustavo Bou (8g, 2a) finished the season as the winner of the Revolution Golden Boot, his first ever award. Bowe closed out his final game of 2022 with his two shots on target and his two chances.
  • Carles GilGil’s 116 chances made are the fifth most in a single season since Opta began tracking the stat in 2013. Gil’s 130 chances made in 2021 remain his most in 11 years.
  • Jorge petrovich According to Opta, his 75.7 save percentage is the third-highest season mark (minimum 40 saves) for a goaltender in the Revolution, and the highest since Matt Reis’ 81.4% in 2009.
  • petrovich His 75.7 save percentage is the second highest in MLS this season (at least 30 saves).
  • defan jones Back in the starting lineup, he made his 100th MLS regular season appearance today.
  • Nacho Gill Appearing in two consecutive contests, they won a team-high four fouls and six of nine duels.
  • Henry Kessler Recorded a team-best 10 clearance, matching a season-high set in Atlanta on May 15, finishing just one shy of his career mark.
  • Damian in Rivera The substitute appearance was the 40th MLS appearance by a Revolution homegrown player of the season.
  • blues arena From last Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Atlanta United FC, we’re making two changes to the Revolution Starting XI. defan jones and a midfielder Wilfrid Captoum Starting on behalf of Ryan Spaulding and Matt Polster (lower extremity).