- Gustavo Bou (52')
Bou's 38th MLS goal since joining New England (3-1-0, 9 points) in 2019 came on a night the Revs missed 2021 MLS MVP Carles Gil due to a leg injury. It came in Bou's second appearance of the season after he missed the first two matches while awaiting the completion of his green card application.
Djordje Petrovic made three saves for New England, which became the first team to score on Nashville this season while preserving its third shutout.
Joe Willis stopped four shots for Nashville (2-1-1, 7 points), which has now failed to score in three all-time visits to New England. The previous two meetings finished as 0-0 draws.
After missing from a tight angle on the Revs' best opportunity of the first half, Bou scored from one to give New England the lead seven minutes into the second.
That allowed Bou to run onto the ball behind Nashville's back line while remaining onside. From there, he hammered a shot from the left side of the penalty area between Willis and the top left corner.
Bou came off in the 85th minute for defender Omar Gonzalez as New England sought to protect its lead. But increasing Nashville pressure rarely amounted to clear chances in those final stages.
In the 28th minute, Noel Buck picked out Bou on the right flank, but Bou missed his effort high and wide of the near post.
Then in the 35th, Nashville's Walker Zimmerman rattled the crossbar with a corner kick header.
- Jon Freemon
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