New England Revolution

Carles Gil headlines 4 Revolution players selected to the MLS All-Star Team

Matt Turner, Gustavo Bou, and Tajon Buchanan were also selected to the team.

Carles Gil and Gustavo Bou are heading to the MLS All-Star Game. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Four Revolution players have been named to the 2021 Major League Soccer All-Star Team. Midfielders Carles Gil and Tajon Buchanan, forward Gustavo Bou, and goalkeeper Matt Turner comprise New England’s quartet.

It’s the first time since 2008 that New England has at least four players selected to the All-Star Team, and the seventh time in history that the club has achieved the feat. The Revolution’s depth of talent helps explain why the club currently tops the Eastern Conference and is leading the Supporter’s Shield race.

Gil, 28, has been one of the most impactful players in MLS in 2021. The Spaniard has a league-leading 15 assists through 17 games.

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Bou has found himself on the receiving end of several of Gil’s assists, as the 31-year-old Argentinian is currently second in the league with 10 goals (including nine in his last 10 appearances).

Having recently returned from backstopping the U.S. men’s national team to a CONCACAF Gold Cup win (where he was named Best Goalkeeper), Turner has also been dominant for the Revolution in 2021. The 27-year-old has a 7-2-3 record as the team’s goalkeeper, and became the first New England player since 2017 to win MLS Player of the Week earlier in the season (a feat Gil would match a week later).

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Buchanan, 22, was named to the All-Star team as one of the “Commissioner’s Picks” by Don Garber. Like Turner, he also participated in the recent Gold Cup, starring for Canada and winning the Young Player Award along with being named in the tournament’s Best XI. Buchanan has three goals and three assists for the Revolution in 12 appearances so far in 2021.

The 28-player MLS All-Star team will face the LIGA BBVA MX All-Star Team on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. EDT.

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