Revolution among the big winners from the 2021 Gold Cup
At the end of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the U.S. men’s national team pulled off an unexpected 1-0 win over Mexico despite fielding a younger and less experienced squad.
The deciding goal was scored by Massachusetts native Miles Robinson (who plays for Atlanta United), and provided a boost to the team’s confidence before World Cup qualifying resumes in the fall.
But Robinson wasn’t the only local angle for New England fans, as a pair of Revolution players featured prominently throughout the tournament.
Both New England goalkeeper Matt Turner and winger Tajon Buchanan were given awards following the Gold Cup’s conclusion on Sunday. Turner, 27, was given the Best Goalkeeper Award. Buchanan, 22, won the Young Player Award.
For Turner, the tournament was a chance to finally shine in front of a national audience. Though his displays for the Revolution over the last few seasons have consistently drawn praise, the Gold Cup provided a chance to showcase his ability on a larger stage.
Though the U.S. team struggled to defend at various moments throughout the tournament — particularly against Mexico in the…