New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids
Wednesday, October 27 | 7 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Chance of rain | High 54 | Low 45
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 4 p.m.
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
Kickoff vs. Colorado at 7 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: TV38, myRITV
Revolution Kickoff pregame coverage on TV38 (6:30 p.m.)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Wednesday, October 27 | 6 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 p.m. ahead of Wednesday evening's clash against Colorado on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
RECENT FORM VS. COLORADO RAPIDS
This will be the 47th regular-season match between the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids dating all the way back to the league's inaugural season in 1996.
The Revs and Rapids have not met in more than two years since their Fourth of July showdown in 2019, when New England defeated Colorado, 2-1. The Revs have had plenty of success against this particular opponent in recent history, winning five of their last six meetings against the Rapids, including three by shutout.
This will be just the second match the Revs have played against Western Conference competition all season, and they would only play a third should they advance to the MLS Cup final on December 11.
Colorado sits at third place in the West with 55 points, in a close race against Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City to claim the No. 1 spot in their conference. Colorado has gone 15-6-10 through 31 games, and are coming off a critical 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers in their quest to finish atop the West. Colorado has gone 2-1-1 in their last four games, tallying seven goals in that span.
Meanwhile, New England locked up their first-ever Supporters' Shield title over the weekend, and added another point to their record-breaking season with a dramatic, come-from-behind 2-2 draw at Orlando City SC on Sunday night.
New England (70 points) will look to add to their league-leading home form (11-1-3) on Wednesday. With the road to MLS Cup guaranteed to run through Foxborough, they aim to continue their hot form at home. As the Rapids need to secure road points for their chase in the West and New England aim to finish the regular season strong while extending their nine-game unbeaten run (6-0-3), this will be a matchup you cannot miss.
Overall Record vs. Colorado: 17-20-9
Home Record vs. Colorado: 12-6-5
Last Meeting at Dick's Sporting Goods Park: Revs 2, Rapids 1 (July 4, 2019)
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Rapids 1 (March 10, 2018)
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2021 SUPPORTERS' SHIELD WINNERS
The New England Revolution have officially secured the club’s first Supporters’ Shield title, and the team’s first-ever league trophy! With two games remaining in the team’s already historic regular season, the Revolution are within touching distance of more MLS history. The Revs’ 70 points, the most-ever through 32 games of a season, are third-most in a season in MLS history. New England is only two points away from matching LAFC’s record mark of 72 points set in 2019. In addition, New England’s next victory would tie the modern-era record for wins in a season (22).
Sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena won his league-high fourth Supporters’ Shield with the 2021 Revolution squad. Arena said that the team’s job is not done yet though, as they still want to finish the regular season the right way and win an MLS Cup.
As Supporters’ Shield champions, the Revolution would host the 2021 MLS Cup final at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 11, should the team advance to the championship match.
You can come celebrate with the Revs as they officially lift the Supporters' Shield for the first time on Decision Day, when New England hosts Inter Miami CF on Sunday, November 7 (3:30 p.m. ET - TV38, myRITV, CoziTV, 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2, Nossa Radio USA).
The players will be presented the Supporters’ Shield by members of the team’s official supporters’ groups, the Midnight Riders and the Rebellion, following the match. Purchase your tickets HERE to join the celebration at Gillette Stadium!
AUDI 2021 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS
As Supporters' Shield champions the New England Revolution have clinched the No. 1 spot in the league, earned a first-round bye, and guaranteed homefield advantage through MLS Cup. The conference semifinals at Gillette Stadium will take place on a date between November 25-30. You can purchase your tickets to the Eastern Conference Semifinals HERE.
You can also ‘Bring the Fight’ and purchase your Revolution playoff gear HERE.
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.