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Carles Gil Reflects On 2023 Season So Far, His Future In New England
“I want to think of a decision, you know, to continue enjoying, winning games and we’ll see what happens next year.”
Carles Gil has become arguably the greatest New England Revolution player in club history. The midfielder is the maestro of New England’s attack and imagining him leaving the club seems impossible.
But Gil’s contract expires at the end of the 2024 season and he clearly has shown he is one of the best midfielders in MLS. New England’s captain will be 33 years old by that time but clearly he has shown that he has the talent to play outside MLS if he desires.
“I want to think of a decision, you know, to continue enjoying, winning games and we’ll see what happens next year,” Gil told The Blazing Musket on Tuesday.
What might end up keeping Gil in New England might be the fact that he is playing for a winning team. The Revolution are fresh off a Supporters’ Shield winning season in 2021 and entered the All-Star break second in the Eastern Conference.
Gil is happy with the performance of the team so far but still hopes to end the season atop the Eastern Conference standings.
“I think everyone is seeing that we are doing a very good season, trying to pass Cincinnati at the top,” the midfielder said. “We want to continue like this. Now we have a break for the regular season so be ready for what is coming.”
The break Gil is referring to isn’t the All-Star break. Calling it a break might even be cruel. New England begins their journey in the inaugural Leagues Cup on Saturday against the New York Red Bulls. With the tournament running through mid-August, the Revs could face a lengthy amount of time off if they fail to escape the group stage.
But for now, Gil will enjoy the All-Star festivities. While the competitive nature will be there once the whistle blows, events like the All-Star game allow for the midfielder and others to connect outside of the confines of an intense MLS matchday.
“Some guys I know from last year and other ones from this year but its always good to be with them,” Gil said. “Normally we are playing against, now we are enjoying together.”