New England Revolution at D.C. United
Wednesday, October 20 | 7:30 p.m.
Audi Field | Washington, D.C.
Predicted Weather: Sunny | High 76 | Low 51
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: TV38, myRITV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Wednesday, October 20 | 6:45 p.m.
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the major storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 6:45 p.m. ahead of Wednesday night's clash at D.C. on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
RECENT FORM VS. D.C. UNITED
Historically one of New England's fiercest foes since MLS started in 1996, D.C. and the Revs have a storied history. As part of the previous 91 meetings between these longtime rivals, they've clashed in the playoffs five times, while there have been five additional battles in the U.S. Open Cup.
New England have held the upper hand in the recent regular-season series, going unbeaten in eight straight games since 2019 (5-0-3), including victories in the five most recent contests. In their latest meeting two months ago, the Revs secured a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory thanks to goals from Tommy McNamara, Tajon Buchanan and DeJuan Jones. D.C. found a late consolation goal in stoppage time, but the hosts walked off the field with a full three points.
This is the third and final meeting of the 2021 regular season between these two sides. D.C. United sits at sixth place in the East with 41 points, as they aim to make a playoff push with five regular season games left. D.C. is coming off a scoreless home draw against defensively sound Nashville SC, and have gone 4-5-2 in their most recent 11 games.
However, that recent draw is one of only four games at Audi Field in which D.C. has left points on the table this year. D.C. has the second-strongest home form in MLS behind the Revolution, going 10-3-1 at Audi Field this year.
The Revs are up for the challenge of playing at this difficult venue as they have been road warriors this year, going 9-3-3 outside of Foxborough. New England will also be hungry for three points after a frustrating 2-2 home draw over the weekend after conceding late to share the points with Chicago Fire FC.
New England is still atop the league with 66 points, and now only needs seven points in their final four regular season games to clinch and claim the first Supporters' Shield in club history. As the Revs look to make a dent in that task with three road points at D.C., this will be a midweek battle that you cannot miss.
Overall Record vs. D.C. United: 32-34-15
Away Record vs. D.C. United: 11-24-5
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 3, D.C. 2 (August 18, 2021)
Last Meeting at Audi Field: Revs 2, D.C 0 (September 27, 2020)
READ: Preview | Hectic stretch continues with midweek visit to playoff-chasing D.C. United
WATCH: Arena on clash with D.C. United | "Both teams will be ready to play"
WATCH: Polster | "It's going to be a very playoff-like environment" at Audi Field
WATCH: Dan O'Brien's Awesome Drive to the Match | Revs aim to bounce back in D.C.
READ: Revs move closer to Supporters' Shield despite frustrating draw with Chicago
WATCH: Highlights | Kaptoum and Bou break through but Revs settle for point vs. Fire
READ: Recap | Revs extend unbeaten run to seven (5-0-2) with 2-2 draw vs. Fire
AUDI 2021 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS
The New England Revolution have clinched the No. 1 spot in the East, a first-round bye, and guaranteed homefield advantage through at least the conference final. The conference semifinals at Gillette Stadium will take place on a date between November 25-30. You can purchase your tickets to the Eastern Conference Semifinals HERE.
You can also ‘Bring the Fight’ and purchase your Revolution playoff gear HERE.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
The Revs will be sporting their sleek secondary kits, which take inspiration from the block work of American Revolution Era war forts in the New England area. This kit also pays homage to The Fort - the club's dedicated supporters' sections at Gillette Stadium - and features a fort-inspired blocked white shirt with a monochromatic Revolution logo, white shorts, and sky-blue socks.