FOXBOROUGH – The New England Revolution (6-7-9; 27 pts.) faced Toronto FC (6-12-5; 23 pts.) for a 0-0 draw Saturday night at Gillette Stadium in front of a top of the season 29,097 fans. Goalkeeper Djordje Petrović made three saves, including a disallowed penalty against Toronto’s Lorenzo Insigne in the 81st minute, to record his third clean sheet in MLS and the club’s second in a row. Striker Giacomo Vrioni made his home debut, coming on as a substitute in the 55th minute, and had three shots.
The Revolution extended their home unbeaten streak to eight games with tonight’s result as they improve to 3-0-5 at home since April 16. New England recorded two shots on net in the first half from Carles Gil in the eighth minute and Brandon Bye in the 19th minute. Petrović stopped the only shot he faced to send the teams into the intermission scoreless.
In the 55th minute, Vrioni entered the game as a substitute for Justin Rennicks, marking his debut at Gillette Stadium and his second appearance at Revolution. The striker created three scoring chances, including a header that went wide wide in the 74th minute and a close-range chance in second-half stoppage time.
Petrović added two more saves in the second half, including a crucial save on Insigne’s late penalty. The Italian sent his right-footed attempt to Petrovic’s right, but the 22-year-old Serb guessed correctly and made a confident save to preserve the clean sheet.
New England travel to Orlando City SC next Saturday night for a 7:30 p.m. ET kick-off at Exploria Stadium. The match airs on WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island) and Cozi TV (Western Mass.), with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies calling the action. The contest is also broadcast locally on radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.