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Revolution Notebook: Petrovic’s Return, Esmir’s International Future, and Bou’s Injury
Here are some notes from Monday's post-game media availability.
The New England Revolution were ousted from the Leagues Cup on Monday, losing 4-3 in penalties to Querétaro after managing a 1-1 scoreline in regulation.
Here are some notes from the game.
Four days after not playing against Atlas, Djordje Petrovic resumed his role as Revolution backstop.
While he did concede a goal, the Serbian netminder made two close-range saves, showing why he’s considered one of the best goalkeepers in MLS.
Matt Polster and the Revolution were happy to have Petrovic back doing what he does best.
“Yeah, he's great,” Polster said after the game. “He's a great goalkeeper. He's a leader, somebody that we really like having on the team. So looking forward to keeping him for at least the rest of the year.”
Bajraktarevic Contemplates International Future
It was a big night for Esmir Bajraktarevic as the 18-year-old scored his first goal for the Revs’ first team.
Bajraktarevic was the target of plenty of praise—and banter—after the final whistle. He was also asked about reports saying that he could play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.
Bajraktarevic, who has participated in various U.S. youth camps, said he’s had contact with the Bosnia and Herzegovina soccer federation.
“The Bosnia national team is something I’m looking into,” Bajraktarevic said. “I haven’t made my decision on who I want to play for yet. But just trying out new things. Obviously, my parents are both from Bosnia, born and raised. It’s just something to try out.”
Bou Not Expected To Miss Much Time
The Revs were without Carles Gil, Gustavo Bou, and Bobby Wood last night as the trio was dealing with knocks.
Gil had the night off after taking a hard hit against Atlas while Wood was listed as questionable on the injury report.
During his pre-game media availability on Sunday, assistant coach Richie Williams hinted that Bou might miss Monday’s game. The DP striker didn’t make the bench, but William isn’t expected him to be out long.
“Gustavo should be fine after some days recovering and should be back on the field sooner than later,” William remarked.