The New England Revolution on Thursday released the recipients of the team’s multiple MVP Awards and Defender of the Year Award and the choices were obvious.
Revolution captain Carles Gil was voted team MVP by the club’s fanbase for the third time in the last five seasons. He was also named Player of the Year by his teammates. First-year center back Dave Romney was voted Defender of the Year by the local media.
Gil was the winner of the 2021 MLS Landon Donovan MVP Award and his numbers this season were comparable to that historic campaign. Gil is the third three-time MVP winner, tied with Joe-Max Moore and Taylor Twellman for the club record. Gil leads the team with 11 goals and will collect the Gold Boot award at the end of the season. He is tied for third in the league with 14 assists.
Romney was former head coach and sporting director Bruce Arena’s signature offseason acquisition in a cash only deal with Nashville SC. Romney is the second player in club history to play every minute of a 34-game schedule and leads MLS in clearances (154) and blocks (31).