Carles Gil Comments on Future With New England Revolution
"I want to [win] with my team and the group to close the cycle with an MLS Cup."
While Carles Gil has a year left on his contract, the controversy surrounding the club has made fans wonder if he could depart at the end of his deal. On Thursday he was asked if he wants to stay in New England.
Gil has been the heart and soul of the club since his arrival. The three-time all star has tallied 29 goals and 60 assists since joining New England. In the Supporters’ Shield winning season of 2021, Gil was named MLS MVP, Comeback Player of the Year, and also featured on the season’s Best XI.
The success surprisingly hasn’t stopped for Gil in 2023. He leads the Revs in goals scored (eight) while also having 12 assists to his name.
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When the Revolution have been without Gil in the past they have looked like a completely different team. While eventually the midfielder will move on from the club, some fans worried that process might be expedited due to the turmoil surrounding the club.
Gil stated when asked about committing to the club that his contract runs through 2024.
“It’s not on me, so this will be decided by the club,” he said.
But when asked by The Blazing Musket about his desire to stay in New England possibly being affected by the controversy surrounding the Arena investigation, the captain expressed his goal of bringing an MLS Cup trophy to Foxboro.
“I think I’ve spent five years here, and I’m very happy,” Gil stated. “I’ve had very great moments here, personally and together [as a team]. I think I said that years ago, I'm always focused on this year. I want to win. I want to win. I want to [win] with my team and the group to close the cycle with an MLS Cup. We did incredible two years ago, to have good runs in playoffs. But I want to win, so I am focused on that. Then we'll see with everyone, like contracts with the club, but I'm not thinking on that. So, I'm just thinking of Saturday’s game. I know now it's difficult to catch Cincinnati, but we'll try. And then, I think for us, obviously we want to have the most games possible in Gillette Stadium because we are a strong team here. Obviously, we want to be playing that way, but we want to try to be, if not the first, the second one and win the playoffs.”
Gil’s words will be music to Revs fans’ ears. It is exactly what you want to hear from a captain, especially amidst all the chaos of the last week.
While it will be some time before we see if the midfielder’s words ring true regarding his experience in New England, it at least appears that Gil won’t be leaving the club before bringing it a championship.