New England Revolution at New York City FC
Saturday, August 28 | 7:30 p.m.
Yankee Stadium | Bronx, N.Y.
Predicted Weather: Partly sunny | High 79 | Low 71
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: TV38, myRITV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Saturday, August 28 | 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 Saturday night's showdown at New York City FC on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
RECENT FORM VS. NEW YORK CITY FC
The New England Revolution will visit New York City FC for an Eastern Conference battle on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. It will be the 18th overall meeting in this series since NYCFC joined the league as an expansion side in 2015.
This is the second of three meetings between these sides in the 2021 regular season, and they will square off again in only two weeks on September 11 at Gillette Stadium. In their previous showdown on June 19 at Red Bull Arena, Matt Turner took home MLS Player of the Week honors as he made several highlight-reel stops in the Revs' 3-2 win.
NYCFC sits at fifth place in the East with 31 points, going 9-6-4 through 19 games. New York City FC’s scheduled game against the New York Red Bulls last weekend was postponed due to weather issues. However, looking beyond that, the squad from the Bronx has only dropped one game in their last seven matches, going 4-1-2.
Meanwhile, the Revs are riding the high of their nine-game unbeaten run, going 8-0-1 after adding another victory to their tally with a commanding 4-1 home win over FC Cincinnati this past weekend. As the Revs sit atop the league with 49 points, they will look to create even greater separation over fifth-place NYCFC in a six-point swing, which could come in handy as the season progresses since New York City has three games in hand on New England.
With the Revs aiming to extend their unbeaten run to double digits, this will be a road match that you don’t want to miss.
Overall Record vs. NYCFC: 8-5-4
Away Record vs. NYCFC: 4-3-2
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 0, NYCFC 0 (September 19, 2020)
Last Meeting at NYCFC (Red Bull Arena): Revs 3, NYCFC 2 (June 19, 2021)
READ: Preview | Big test awaits on Saturday night as first-place Revs visit surging NYCFC
WATCH: Dan O'Brien's Awesome Drive to the Match | August 28 at NYCFC
READ: Buchanan's rapid rise earns him move to Club Brugge | "Nice to see how far I've come"
WATCH: Buchanan | "This is my last year here so I'm trying to win everything that's possible"
READ: Turner called in to U.S. Men's National Team for trio of World Cup Qualifiers in September
READ: Turner named MLS All-Star MVP as heroics in penalty shootout lift MLS to victory
READ: Buchanan called in to Canada Men's National Team for September's World Cup Qualifiers
WATCH: Highlights | Turner saves pair of penalties as MLS All-Stars triumph over LIGA MX
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast | Ema Boateng joins the show after a breakout week
WATCH: Arena | "Our goals are still the same today as they were before we started the season"
WATCH: Farrell | Key to longevity is "enjoying every minute of being able to do this for a living"
WATCH: Jones on friend and teammate Buchanan | "He's going to keep getting better"
READ: Revolution transfer midfielder Tajon Buchanan to Club Brugge
WATCH: From Brampton to Brugge | Tajon Buchanan's incredible journey continues
WATCH: Matt Reis joins Revs Pregame Live to talk Arena, Turner, Farrell, and Revs' current run
WATCH: Bou | MLS All-Star Game is "going to be a very special moment for me"
WATCH: Turner | MLS All-Star selection "something I always wanted to accomplish in this league"
WATCH: Buchanan | "Extremely honored and extremely proud" to earn MLS All-Star selection
READ: MLS Team of the Week | Buksa (two goals, one assist) honored once again
READ: Another dominant win puts Revs in rarified air, but focus remains "game by game"
WATCH: Highlights | Buksa's brace caps big night in Foxborough as Revs roll over FC Cincinnati
READ: Recap | 4-1 win over FCC stretches Revs' unbeaten run to nine, lead atop East to 15 points
C.H.A.N.G.E. JERSEY AUCTION
As part of the club's commitment to C.H.A.N.G.E., Revolution players donned jerseys which featured C.H.A.N.G.E. patches during their match on Saturday, August 21, marking the club's first-ever Social Justice & Equity Night, Match for C.H.A.N.G.E. Now is your chance to bid on these one-of-kind Revolution jerseys and be a part of C.H.A.N.G.E.
All proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition. This local non-profit focuses on food access, physical activity, youth development, utilizing our parks, gardens, and rivers (built environment), and empowering Mattapan residents to advocate for the changes they seek in the community.
CAMO PRE-MATCH JERSEY
The Camo jersey is a tribute to sacrifice. Revolution players wear this adidas pre-match jersey to share their appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces with a sleek camouflage design that makes a statement. While these jerseys will not be worn during on-field warm ups, each player will have their very own, and you can too by purchasing at the Gillette Stadium Pro Shop. Hurry though! These tops will go quickly and have already sold out online.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
The Revs will be sporting "The Original," New England's primary kit designed as a nod to the club's original 1996 look. The sleek white stripe across the jersey echoes the angled stripes across the '96 kit, while the blue top is complemented by red shorts similar to those worn by the Revolution's first-ever squad.