MLS maestros: The No. 10s lighting up MLS and bucking the global trend
Some have proclaimed the death of the traditional playmaker. A look around MLS tells a very different story.
HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Deportivo La Coruña and signed as a Designated Player on Jan. 30, 2019.
After returning from an Achilles injury that cost him much of the season, Gil was electric in the 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, scoring two goals, dishing out three assists and helping the Revs make it to the doorstep of MLS Cup before they bowed out with a 1-0 defeat to Columbus Crew SC in the Eastern Conference Final.
INTERNATIONAL: Gil made one appearance for Spain's Under-21 squad in 2015. He appeared as a substitute in Spain's UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying match against Albania and tallied an assist in the 4-0 win.
OUTSIDE MLS: Gil most recently spent more than two years with Deportivo La Coruña in La Liga, and previously played two seasons in the Premier League with Aston Villa. Across all competitions in eight professional seasons, Gil has made 182 appearances and registered 13 goals along with 14 assists.
NOTES: MLS Newcomer of the Year (2019)
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