New England Revolution vs. CF Montréal
Sunday, July 25 | 6 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Partly cloudy | High 79 | Low 66
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 3 p.m.
Gates open at 4:45 p.m.
Kickoff vs. CF Montréal: 6 p.m.
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 major storylines on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 3 p.m. ET ahead of Sunday evening's battle against Montréal on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
RECENT FORM VS. CF MONTRÉAL
This will be the 27th overall meeting in all competitions between the New England Revolution and CF Montréal (formerly the Montreal Impact), and their first battle of the 2021 campaign.
These two sides met five times in 2020, and the Revolution won four straight after dropping the season opener in Montréal. That includes three triumphs during the regular season as well as a 2-1 victory in last year’s MLS Cup Playoffs Play-In Round, as the Revs were en route to their impressive run to the Eastern Conference Final.
Montréal is fifth in the East going 6-4-4 through 14 games. While they are coming off a 1-0 loss to New York City FC, it was the only loss Montréal has suffered in their most recent seven games, going 4-1-2.
Meanwhile the Revolution continue their reign atop the East (9-3-3), and briefly moved into the No. 1 spot in the Supporters' Shield race with Wednesday’s 5-0 win at Inter Miami. With braces from Arnór Traustason and Adam Buksa, as well as a goal from Teal Bunbury, the Revs attack truly clicked, flaunting its versatility and depth as heavy rotation featured six changes to their starting XI.
As the Revs look to further cement their place in the standings with a win against CF Montréal, this is a must-see match.
Overall record vs. Montréal: 12-10-3
Home record vs. Montréal: 6-4-1
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Montréal 1 (November 20, 2020 - MLS Cup Playoffs)
Last meeting at CF Montréal (Red Bull Arena): Revs 3, Montréal 2 (October 14, 2020)
READ: Preview | Revs aim to make it three wins in a week as they host CF Montréal
READ: Gold Cup | Revs trio competes in Quarterfinals on Sunday night
READ: Kessler named to U.S. Men's National Team roster for Gold Cup
READ: MLS Team of the Week | Buksa, Traustason honored after midweek braces
WATCH: Arena on Maciel | "He's getting more experience, so he's getting more confidence"
WATCH: Farrell | Revs aim to "keep that momentum going" after back-to-back wins
WATCH: Maciel | "I feel very confident in every game and every practice"
READ: Traustason breaks through with brace | "Something that I've been waiting for"
READ: Six Changes, Five Goals | Depth shines as heavily-rotated Revs win
WATCH: Highlights | Traustason, Buksa bag braces as Revs roll in Fort Lauderdale
READ: Recap | Revs widen lead at top of East with 5-0 rout of Inter Miami
PAUL MARINER TRIBUTE
The New England Revolution, Major League Soccer, and the global soccer community mourns the loss of Paul Mariner, a world-class player, coach, analyst and all-around icon, who sadly passed away on July 9 after battling brain cancer.
While Mariner was known the world over for his successes as a club player and England international, the 68-year-old was also a Revolution great as he coached alongside Stevie Nicol from 2004-2009 and rejoined the Revolution in 2014 as a color commentator for the team’s television and radio broadcasts alongside Brad Feldman.
New England has a series of tributes for the soccer legend planned for Sunday’s home match against CF Montréal, the first home game since his passing.
The players will once again wear black armbands to honor the club legend, while Mariner’s favorite music genres and artists - heavily featuring British rock - will play in stadium, symbolizing how big of an impact music had on his life. At the conclusion of the pregame ceremonies, the players from both teams will ring the center circle while the first-ever joint tifo from the Midnight Riders and the Rebellion will be raised in Mariner’s honor. Following the tifo raising, there will be a PA announcement inviting fans to join in a moment of applause as everyone remembers and celebrates the life of Paul Mariner.
At Sunday’s match, Teal Bunbury will welcome a group of youth from the Providence Rescue Mission as his first-ever 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.
DRIVE SERIES PRESENTED BY DAN O'BRIEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
The Revolution Drive Series presented by the Dan O’Brien Automotive Group kicks off this Sunday! New and gently worn t-shirts and sneakers will be collected to benefit Cradles to Crayons as they aim to provide children living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Everyone who donates will receive a car magnet courtesy of the Revs Charitable Foundation and Dan O’Brien Automotive Group.
AMERICANA PREGAME JERSEYS
The Revs will be sporting their 'Americana' prematch jerseys during warmups before each game throughout 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.
HE(ART) & SOUL AUCTION
The New England Revolution has teamed up with Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest for HeART & Soul. Local BAMS Fest affiliated artists collaborated with Revs players to design hand-painted soccer balls based off hobbies, interests, causes and more. The soccer balls will be displayed in Fan Zone on Sunday before they go up for auction online later that evening and running through August 9.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
On Sunday 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.