Perfect 10: MVP Carles Gil gets new number in New England for 2022

It's a number fit for a baller.

Reigning MLS MVP Carles Gil has been given the New England Revolution's No. 10 jersey ahead of the 2022 season. In past years, Gil wore No. 22.

The Spaniard, who inherits the shirt from former teammate and recent Nashville SC acquisition Teal Bunbury, was the obvious choice to don the number long associated with the game's most gifted playmakers.

Last year he notched a league-best 18 assists while supplying four goals as part of a magical season that saw Gil receive 2021 Landon Donovan MVP honors and captain the Revs to a historic Supporters' Shield title.

Gil, 29, enters his fourth season in New England as the linchpin of a team that's coming off a record-setting 73-point campaign.