New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union
Friday, September 3 | 7:30 p.m.
Subaru Park | Chester, Pa.
Predicted Weather: Partly sunny | High 74 | Low 59
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: TV38, myRITV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Friday, September 3 | 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 Friday night's battle at the Philadelphia Union on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
RECENT FORM VS. PHILADELPHIA UNION
This will be the 36th meeting between the New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union in all competitions, and the last of three meetings in the 2021 regular season.
These two sides first met back in May at Subaru Park, where they played to a 1-1 draw. However, less than a month ago these foes battled at Gillette Stadium, where the hosts took down the Union, 2-1. Matt Polster opened the scoring in the 10th minute with his first-ever Revolution goal, combining with Tommy McNamara. While Philadelphia’s Paxten Aaronson equalized in the 31st minute, striker Gustavo Bou responded with the game-winning goal eight minutes later to lock up the win for New England.
Philadelphia will host the Revs following a 3-1 loss at D.C. United. Philly has gone 1-1-1 in their last three regular season games, and more broadly 3-3-3 in their last nine. The Union sit at 5th place in the East with 32 points.
Meanwhile, the Revs are coming off a 2-0 road loss at New York City FC, which snapped their nine-game unbeaten run. However, New England still sit atop the league with 49 points, and lead the East with a 14-point advantage.
Both sides will be missing several key players to international duty, including New England's Matt Turner, Adam Buksa, and Tajon Buchanan, as well as seven Philadelphia players.
As the Revs look to bounce back from their loss at NYCFC and continue their reign atop the league, this will be a Friday night showdown that you won’t want to miss.
Overall Record vs. Philadelphia: 7-17-7
Away Record vs. Philadelphia: 3-11-3
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Union 1 (August 8, 2021)
Last Meeting at Subaru Park: Revs 1, Union 1 (May 8, 2021)
READ: Preview | Revs visit Union for rare Friday night showdown in Philadelphia
WATCH: Training Report | Gil returns as Revs visit Union during international window
READ: Int'l Roundup | Buksa scores on Poland debut, Turner keeps clean sheet for U.S.
WATCH: Dan O'Brien's Awesome Drive to the Match | September 3 at Union
WATCH: Arena | "There is a nice mix of older leadership with our younger players"
WATCH: Knighton | "The games mean more toward the later part of the season"
WATCH: Polster on depth | "We have a very competitive group in each position"
READ: Turner named USMNT starter for World Cup Qualifier at El Salvador
READ: World Cup Qualifiers | Revs trio in action Thursday with sights set on 2022
READ: Turner called in to U.S. Men's National Team for World Cup Qualifiers in September
READ: Buchanan called in to Canada Men's National Team for September's World Cup Qualifiers
READ: Buksa called in to Poland National Team for trio of World Cup Qualifiers
WATCH: Mr. 262 | Friends and teammates congratulate Farrell on breaking appearance record
READ: Revs eyeing rematch with NYCFC after rare loss | "We need to learn from this"
WATCH: Highlights | Revs suffer first road loss since June, fall 2-0 at NYCFC
READ: Recap | Revs' nine-game unbeaten run comes to an end with loss at NYCFC
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. Bidding ends on September 7, 2021.
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.
KICK CHILDHOOD CANCER PRE-MATCH JERSEYS
As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, the Revs will partner with MLS WORKS on several initiatives to raise awareness and funds in the battle against childhood cancer.
In recognition of these efforts, the Revs will wear special gold-themed warm-up shirts before all matches in September to symbolize their unity towards kicking childhood cancer.
The Revolution's official 'Kick Childhood Cancer' match will be on September 25, 2021 against Orlando City SC.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
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.