MLS: GIL BAGS PLAYER AWARD
New England Revolution star Carles Gil has been rewarded for a stellar MLS regular season this year after his emergence as the MLS Comeback Player of the Year. His form propelled New England Revolution to the Supporters’ Shield in the MLS this season. The Supporters’ Shield is won by the team with the most points in both the Western and Eastern Conferences.Gil had the most assists with 18 at the end of the regular season. His attacking return of four goals plus 18 assistscontributed immensely to him being named the Comeback Player of the Year.
Gil is the main man for Revolution ahead of the semi-final round of this season’s MLS Cupplayoffs in the Eastern Conference. New England Revolution will face New York City FC in the last four on Tuesday as far as the Eastern Conference is concerned for a place in the final.
The MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award is determined through votes from MLS players, club technical staffs and media. The Award honours a player who overcame injury or adversity to achieve success in the regular season and Gil did that as he was forced to miss the most of last season as a result of a bone spur injury around his left heel area. He had to undergo surgery to correct the problem. The player returned from the injury earlier than expected for the playoffs last season. Gil captained Revolution to the Supporters Shield with 73 points.