Revolution’s Carles Gil Picks Up MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award

Carles Gil
Carles Gil. Photo by Anthony Nesmith/CSM/Shutterstock

New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil was unveiled as the MLS Comeback Player of the Year by the league on Wednesday. Gil was recognized for having a stellar outing this year following an injury-riddled 2020 season.

Gil managed to play just 10 games in 2020, dealing with a left Achilles tear that required surgery. But it appeared that the injury didn’t leave any mark on the Spaniard, as he delivered an impressive season that saw him score four goals and dish 11 assists. His performances helped Revolution top the Eastern Conference and claim the Supporters’ Shield.

Gil received 15.20 percent of all the votes from the players, clubs, and the media to capture the award. He edged out LA Galaxy forward Javier Chicharito Hernandez (12.70 percent), and Sporting Kansas City striker Daniel Salloi (12.60 percent), who finished second and third, respectively.

There is a chance that the MLS Comeback Player of the Year honors might not be the only recognition Gil picks up in 2021. He has also been named a finalist for the MLS Most Valuable Player award and is believed to have good chances to win it.

Carles Gil signed with the Revolution as a free agent ahead of the 2019 MLS season. He has played a total of 74 games with the franchise so far and has 16 goals and 28 stats.

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