Revs' Carles Gil picks up MLS Newcomer of the Year prize
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Carles Gil was named MLS Newcomer of the Year on Wednesday following his influential role during the New England Revolution's passage into the 2019 postseason.

The Spaniard's 10 goals, 12 assists, and intelligent play over 34 league appearances were enough for him to earn the distinction over fellow nominees Alejandro Pozuelo of Toronto FC and New York City FC striker Heber.

The Revs' woeful start to the MLS campaign led to the dismissal of manager Brad Friedel in May. Despite this major setback, the team rapidly picked up its form under Bruce Arena and was able to clinch a playoff spot with one match to spare.

Gil only missed eight minutes of New England's regular season and finished first among MLS newcomers - and tied for fifth overall - in both assists and combined goals and assists. Without the former Aston Villa and Deportivo La Coruna midfielder, it's unlikely the Revs would be preparing for Saturday's trip to Atlanta United in the first round of the postseason.

Previous winners of the MLS Newcomer of the Year distinction include Federico Higuain, Diego Valeri, Sebastian Giovinco, Nicolas Lodeiro, Miguel Almiron, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Revs' Carles Gil picks up MLS Newcomer of the Year prize
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