New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
Sunday, August 8 | 6 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Chance of showers | High 81 | Low 64
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 3 p.m.
Gates open at 4:45 p.m.
Kickoff vs. Philadelphia: 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
Sunday, August 8 | 5 p.m.
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the major storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 5 p.m. ahead of Sunday evening's showdown against 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 35th meeting between the New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union in all competitions, as well as the second of three meetings in the 2021 regular season.
These two sides met back in May at Subaru Park, where they played to a 1-1 draw. New England’s Teal Bunbury opened the scoring with a go-ahead goal in the 85th minute, assisted by both DeJuan Jones and Gustavo Bou. However, Philadelphia’s Kacper Przybylko netted the equalizer on an unassisted header four minutes later to send both sides home with one point apiece.
Philadelphia will come to New England off a commanding 3-0 home win over Toronto FC, and have lost just one game in their last six (2-1-3). The Union sit at third place in the East going 7-4-7. Meanwhile the Revs sit at No. 1 in the East and league, going 11-3-4 through the same stretch.
The Revs are coming off a scoreless home draw against Nashville SC. The Supporters' Shield leaders are on a five-game unbeaten run (4-0-1) and are looking to continue their reign atop the league with this six-point swing.
Overall Record vs. Philadelphia: 6-17-7
Home Record vs. Philadelphia: 3-6-4
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Union 2, Revs 1 (October 19, 2020)
Last Meeting at Subaru Park: Revs 1, Union 1 (May 12, 2021)
READ: Preview | Revs wrap up another busy week with Sunday night visit from Union
WATCH: Arena expects "two teams that will play" when Revs host Union
WATCH: Polster | "We need to now raise the level a little bit an push on"
WATCH: Kessler on USMNT experience | "I just tried to soak it all in"
READ: Gustavo Bou named MLS Player of the Month for July
READ: Four Revolution players named to 2021 MLS All-Star Team
WATCH: Arena announces All-Star selections to Revolution players
READ: MLS Team of the Week | Farrell marks milestone appearance with league-wide honors
READ: Revs stymied by resolute Nashville | "We weren't good enough at breaking them down"
WATCH: Highlights | Revs and Nashville battle to draw on soggy night in Foxborough
READ: Recap | Revs extend unbeaten run to five games with 0-0 draw vs. Nashville
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.
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 prior to the match. The auction is live and will run through August 13 with all proceeds to benefit BAMS Fest.
Click here to bid!
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.