New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls
Saturday, July 31 | 6 p.m.
Red Bull Arena | Harrison, New Jersey
Predicted Weather: Sunny | High 82 | Low 61
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: TV38, myRITV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 5:15 p.m. ET ahead of Saturday evening's clash at the New York Red Bulls on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
RECENT FORM VS. NEW YORK RED BULLS
Saturday evening's showdown at Red Bull Arena will be the 79th regular-season meeting - and 91st in all competitions - between the New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls, whose rivalry goes all the way back to MLS' inaugural 1996 season.
New England is 4-1-2 in seven meetings with RBNY in all competitions since the start of 2019. This run is highlighted most recently by the Revs' pair of home wins over the Red Bulls this season, with a 3-1 victory in May and a 3-2 triumph in June.
In regular-season play, home-field advantage has historically played a large role in recent years as the Revs have won seven of the last nine meetings (7-1-1) in Foxborough, while the Red Bulls have been triumphant in 10 of the 12 matchups at Red Bull Arena (0-10-2).
The Red Bulls are ninth in the East on a three-game winless run, coming off a tough 1-0 loss to D.C. United. Head coach Gerhard Struber said postgame the group lost and he couldn’t say they deserved more. In the Red Bulls' last six games, the team has only had one win, going 1-2-3.
Meanwhile, New England claimed the No. 1 spot atop the Supporters' Shield standings on Sunday night, leapfrogging the Seattle Sounders after the Revs’ 2-1 victory over CF Montréal. The win improved the Revs to 10-3-3 as they secured a three-game winning streak, taking a full nine points through a hectic three-game week.
As the Revs look to stay atop the league standings and extend their winning streak to four games, this will be a must-see competition.
Overall Record vs. Red Bulls: 33-28-17
Away Record vs. Red Bulls: 8-22-9
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 3, Red Bulls 2 (June 23, 2021)
Last meeting at Red Bull Arena: Red Bulls 1, Revs 0 (October 28, 2020)
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WATCH: Williams | Revs "have to have a lot of energy" against Red Bulls
WATCH: DeLaGarza | "Still there's a lot of work we can do on areas we can fix"
WATCH: McNamara | Revs have "a group of guys that want to play for each other"
READ: Bou earns MLS Team of the Week honors after brace vs. Montréal
READ: Gold Cup | Turner and Buchanan shine as USMNT and Canada advance to semifinals
READ: Three wins in nine days push Revs to top of MLS standings | "It was a hell of a week"
WATCH: Highlights | Bou's brace helps Revs cap off perfect 3-0-0 week
READ: Recap | Revs become first team in MLS to 10 wins with 2-1 victory over Montréal
AMERICANA PREMATCH JERSEYS
The Revs will be sporting their 'Americana' prematch jerseys one last time during warmups before the final game that is in the month of July. Taking inspiration from the iconic USA 1994 World Cup shirt, the 2021 ‘Americana’ prematch jerseys aim to help all the U.S. sides commemorate Independence Day on July 4.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
Break out 'The Fort' Community Kit!
The Revs will be sporting their sleek new 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.