Revolution Recap: Own goal costs Revs points vs. Real Salt Lake

Erin Walsh
NBC Sports Boston

Note: This was a simulated match between the Revolution and Real Salt Lake in EA Sports FIFA 20, none of what happened was real and the Revs record still is 0-1-1 as the season is on a pause due to the coronavirus. 

The MLS suspended their season due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but that didn't stop the New England Revolution from taking on Real Salt Lake in a simulated match of EA Sports FIFA 20 on Saturday.

The Revolution, who seemed destined for greatness this season, still have not gotten themselves in the win column after a 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake on the road. However, one shining star among all players was Adam Buksa, who scored yet another goal.

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Here's how the Revolution starting XI looked in today's simulated match:

  • Brad Knighton

  • Brandon Bye

  • Andrew Farrell

  • Henry Kessler

  • DeJuan Jones

  • Diego Fagundez

  • Wilfried Zahibo

  • Cristian Penilla

  • Gustavo Bou

  • Teal Bunbury

  • Adam Buksa

The substitutes were as follows:

  • Carles Gil

  • Kelyn Rowe

  • Scott Caldwell

  • Tajon Buchanan

  • Justin Rennicks

  • Michael Mancienne

  • Jeff Caldwell

Real Salt Lake scored just five minutes into the game at Rio Tinto Stadium courtesy of Demir Kreilach who picked his corner after testing the Revs back line early on.

Shortly after the game-opening goal, Albert Rusnak tacked on another goal for Real Salt Lake, putting them up 2-0 within 14 minutes. 

After the second goal was scored, the Revolution seemed to have come to life, getting a goal of their own courtesy of none other than Adam Buksa.

Before halftime, Teal Bunbury tied the game off a failed clearing attempt by a Real Salt Lake defender -- once again proving that goal scoring isn't necessarily a problem for this club.

While the Revolution managed to head to the locker room tied 2-2, they allowed an own goal 10 minutes into the second half -- the dagger in what was a 3-2 loss. Rookie Henry Kessler tried to stop the ball, but ultimately ended up sliding it right in the goal.

This was another game in which the Revs defense was taken advantage of. We've known for a while now that goal scoring isn't the problem for New England, and they'll have to tighten up their defense if they want to win any of these simulated games. 

You can watch the full game below:

 

 

Revolution Recap: Own goal costs Revs points vs. Real Salt Lake originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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