Ivačič and Vrioni honored with spots on Team of the Matchday 24

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FOXBOROUGH, MA– New England Revolution goalkeeper Aljaž Ivačič and forward Giacomo Vrioni have made the MLS Team of the Matchday 23 following Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Atlanta United.

New England Revolution goalkeeper Aljaž Ivačič and forward Giacomo Vrioni have made the MLS Team of the Matchday 23 following Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Atlanta United.

This is Giacomo Vrioni’s second appearance in MLS Team of the Week this season.

This is Aljaž Ivačič’s second appearance in MLS Team of the Week this season.

June 8, 2024; New England Revolution goalkeeper Aljaž Ivačič (31) extends for the goal kick during a game between the New England Revolution and the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (c) Burt Granofsky

Aljaž Ivačič was given a spot on Team of the Matchday 24 following his stellar performance on Saturday night versus Atlanta United. Ivačič, who played the full 90 minutes in net, received an 8.1 match rating according to Fotmob. Throughout the match, Ivačič went 20/33 (61%) on pass accuracy and went 5/17 (29%) on long-ball accuracy. He had a staggering 2.07 xGOT prevented while registering 7 saves. 3 of which were diving saves, 3 which was a save inside the box, and 1 time he acted as a sweeper. He made 2 throws, 0 high claims, and had 9 recoveries throughout the match. He touched the ball 44 times and conceded 1 goal.

June 8, 2024; New England Revolution forward Giacomo Vrioni (9) cheers on his team during a game between the New England Revolution and the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (c) Burt Granofsky

Giacomo Vrioni obtained a bench position in the MLS Team of the Matchday 24 for his standout performance on Saturday night. Vrioni, who played all 90 minutes finished the match with an 9.0 rating according to Fotmob and was given Man of the Match honors. Offensively, Giacomo had 2 goals on 3 shot attempts (66% accuracy). Vrioni had 33 touches and 1 pass into the final third. The forward went 8/13 (62%) on accurate passes. He went 4/6 (67%) on successful dribbles and was dispossessed 2 times during the match with 1 chance created. Vrioni defensively had zero tackles won with 1 recovery during the match. He went 8/12 (67%) on ground duels and went 2/3 (67%) on aerial duels won. He was fouled 4 times and committed 0 fouls during the match.

New England Revolution Logo. Image Courtesy of New England Revolution.

Caleb Porter and the New England Revolution (7-1-10, 22 pts.) return home to face Western Conference side Seattle Sounders (7-7-7, 28 pts.). The match will kick off at Lumen Field at 7:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, July 6th. For more MLS content, you can find it on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app.

(Editor’s Note: For more of Burt Granofsky’s photos, click on the link)

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