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The Bielsa Report: Five things NYCFC supporters should know about the New England Revolution

The Bielsa Report is named for Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa, and the comprehensive if legally suspect research he conducts on opposing teams.

1. New England’s Designated Players are good

The New England Revolution did a bang-up job recruiting Designated Players who materially improved the team, helping the Revs win the 2021 Supporter’s Shield with a record-breaking 73 points.

At the top of the list is playmaker Carles Gil, a 29-year-old Spaniard who played for Aston Villa and Deportivo La Coruña before moving to the Revs in 2019.