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Carles Gil named 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year

The Revolution captain played in all 34 regular season games, recording 10 goals and 14 assists.

New England Revolution captain Carles Gil has been named the 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year, the league announced Wednesday.

Gil, who joined the Revolution midway through preseason from Deportivo La Coruña, has played a key role helping the club reach the playoffs this year for the first time since 2015.

The Spanish midfielder started all 34 of New England’s regular season matches – playing all but eight minutes – and recorded 10 goals and 14 assists.

Gil leads all MLS players in possessions won in the final third (50) and successful passes ending in the final third (730). He is also fourth in the league for touches with 2,662.

The Newcomer of the Year Award was voted on by MLS players, club executives, and select media members.

Gil took 19.6 percent of the aggregate vote, narrowly beating out New York City FC striker Heber, who had 17.55 percent.

Just over 25 percent of club executives voted for Gil, as did 12.16 percent of players and 25.1 percent of media, according to a statement released by Major League Soccer.

Also receiving votes were Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo (12.01 percent), NYCFC’s Alexandru Mitrita (9.33 percent), Gil’s teammate Gustavo Bou (6.86 percent), Los Angeles Galaxy forward Cristian Pavon (6.38 percent), Portland Timbers striker Brian Fernandez (5.88 percent), Los Angeles FC defender Eddie Segura (4.78 percent) and Orlando City SC midfielder Nani (3.14 percent).

Gil was also voted the Revolution Team MVP by Revolution fans, Player’s Player of the Year by his teammates, and the Midnight Riders Man of the Year by one of the club’s official supporter groups.

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