New England Revolution vs. FC Cincinnati
Saturday, August 21 | 8 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Cloudy | High 88 | Low 68
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 5 p.m.
Gates open at 6:45 p.m.
Kickoff vs. FC Cincinnati: 8 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: WBZ, myRITV
Revolution Kickoff pregame coverage on WBZ at 7:30 p.m.
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Saturday, August 21 | 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the major storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 7 p.m. ahead of Saturday night's contest against Cincinnati on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
RECENT FORM VS. FC CINCINNATI
This will be only the fourth-ever match between the New England Revolution and FC Cincinnati, who joined MLS as an expansion side in 2019. However, this will be the second time these two Eastern foes have squared off this year.
In their latest meeting in May, the Revs took down the hosts in their brand-new digs at TQL Stadium as only the second-ever opponent to play at the new venue. New England emerged victorious in a 1-0 win thanks to a header by Adam Buksa off a free kick from Carles Gil.
FC Cincinnati sit at 13th place in the East and have gone 3-7-8 through 18 games, while coming off a scoreless draw against CF Móntreal, their third in the last four games. Cincinnati is winless in their last nine games (0-2-7). Looking at an even more recent string of matches, the Orange and Blue have only scored one goal in their last five games, going 0-1-4.
While the Revs have played three more matches than FC Cincinnati, New England has 46 points in the East, giving them a substantial 29-point lead over Cincinnati in the Eastern standings.
Saturday night's game will be in Foxborough, where the Revs have been dominant this season with the best home record in the league, going 8-1-1. The Revs will also aim to extend their red-hot form with their eight-game unbeaten run (7-0-1).
As the Revs look to continue their reign with their current 14-point lead in the East and improve their 7-point cushion atop the Supporters' Shield race, this will be a battle that you will not want to miss.
Overall Record vs. FC Cincinnati: 2-1-0
Home Record vs. FC Cincinnati: 0-1-0
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: FC Cincinnati 2, Revs 0 (March 24, 2019)
Last Meeting at TQL Stadium: Revs 1, FC Cincinnati 0 (May 29, 2021)
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MATCH FOR C.H.A.N.G.E.
The New England Revolution will host the first-ever Match for C.H.A.N.G.E on August 21 against FC Cincinnati. The match day will feature entertainment, activities, and in-stadium elements to highlight the Revolution’s social justice program, C.H.A.N.G.E.
- Black Owned Bos. will have a pop-up market in Fan Zone and Patriot Place from 3:00pm-7:30pm that will feature local Black Owned Businesses.
- The Revolution Drive Series presented by Dan O’Brien Automotive Group will collect baby essentials to benefit the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition.
- Revolution players will don jerseys for the match featuring a C.H.A.N.G.E. patch.
- Fan Zone entertainment to be provided by DJ KingCollins.
- The national anthem will be performed by a Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest affiliated artist.
- The pre-match warm-up playlist will feature music from local Black musicians and artists.
BLACK OWNED BOS. POP-UP MARKET
During National Black Business Month this August, the New England Revolution and Black Owned Bos. have partnered to bring 15 local, black-owned businesses to a pop-up market at Patriot Place and the Revolution Fan Zone on Saturday, August 21 from 3:00 – 7:30 p.m. ET. The Black Owned Bos. Market will be open at the Patriot Place North Marketplace by CBS Sporting Club and Muse Paintbar, and in the Fan Zone (Lot 4A), from 3:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. ET. The first-place Revolution will then take on FC Cincinnati in Major League Soccer action at Gillette Stadium (8:00 p.m. ET).
DRIVE SERIES PRESENTED BY DAN O'BRIEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
The Revolution Drive Series presented by the Dan O’Brien Automotive Group is back on Saturday! Baby essentials such as baby diapers, wipes and shampoo will be collected at all stadium points of entry. Everyone who donates will receive a car magnet courtesy of the Revs Charitable Foundation and Dan O’Brien Automotive Group.
At Saturday’s match, Teal Bunbury will welcome a group of youth from the Providence Rescue Mission for Teal’s Team. Each child will receive a ticket to the match and Gillette Stadium gift card to cover the cost of their concessions. Following the match, the youth will participate in a post-match meet and greet with Teal.
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.