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Kessler a bright spot in professional debut | “Henry was one of our better players”

MONTREAL – Bruce Arena isn’t much of a “silver linings” guy. He’s typically much more interested in the final score than perceived positives, and he lamented the New England Revolution’s passing struggles and inability to win tackles in Saturday afternoon’s season-opening, 2-1 loss to the Montreal Impact.

But there were two players Arena singled out for praise postgame: Diego Fagundez, who began his 10th professional season with a strong showing in central midfield, and rookie Henry Kessler, who made his professional debut partnering Andrew Farrell in central defense.