With the 2019 MLS season in the books, MLS Multiplex is taking a look at the best XI that each team was able to put out during the 2019 campaign. This time, we take a look at the New England Revolution.
In 2019, the New England Revolution made it into the postseason for the first time since 2015, although they are still yet to finish inside the top six since their last playoff run, snatching the final playoff spot of the Eastern Conference. New England lost to Atlanta on the final day of the season, before then losing to the Five Stripes again in the first round of the playoffs.
They made it into the postseason despite having only taken six points from their final five regular-season matches. In that time, though, they defeated New York City FC, and also drew with a couple of fellow playoff-bound teams.
Three of the Revs’ best starting XI scored an average rating of more than seven, but who else got into that best XI from the 2019 campaign? Here is the best-rated New England Revolution starting XI from the 2019 season (Ratings from WhoScored).
Matt Turner (7.06)
After two seasons as the New England Revolution’s back-up, the 2018 season saw Matt Turner takes up the reigns as the No.1 goalkeeper. In the 2019 campaign, Turner took to the field 20 times and kept clean sheets in 25% of those.
The shot-stopper made 87 saves over the year and signed a new multi-year contract extension in August, keeping him with the Revs for the foreseeable future. He also was in the running for Goalkeeper of the Year, such was the consistency of his performances.