New England Revolution vs. New York City FC
Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs | Eastern Conference Semifinals
Tuesday, November 30 | 7:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Partly cloudy | High 39 | Low 27
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 4:30 p.m.
Gates open at 6:15 p.m.
Kickoff vs. NYCFC at 7:30 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: FS1 (English), FOX Deportes (Spanish)
CBS Boston pregame coverage on TV38 (6:30 p.m.)
Radio: ROCK 92.9 FM (English), SiriusXM FC (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Tuesday, November 30 | 6 p.m.
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will be joined by special guest Taylor Twellman to break down all the major storylines on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 6 p.m. ahead of Tuesday evening's playoff clash against New York City FC on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
RECENT FORM VS. NEW YORK CITY FC
The New England Revolution will host New York City FC in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday night at Gillette Stadium. It will be the 20th overall meeting in this series since NYCFC joined the league as an expansion side in 2015, and the first time these two sides have met in the postseason.
Finishing No. 1 in the league and winning the 2021 Supporters' Shield, the Revolution earned a first-round bye and will play their first playoff match this year in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Meanwhile, New York City FC, as the No. 4 seed in the East, are coming off a 2-0 win over Atlanta United FC at Yankee Stadium that punched their ticket to Foxborough. MLS Golden Boot winner Valentín Castellanos and Alexander Callens scored a goal apiece only four minutes apart, as NYCFC capitalized to punish Atlanta early in the second half.
The Revs and NYCFC squared off three times in the regular season, with the Revs going 2-1-0, only dropping points in their road match in the Bronx. New York City FC has struggled somewhat on the road in the 2021 season, finishing 4-8-5, including a 2-1 loss at Gillette Stadium in mid-September.
While the Revs have already set a new MLS single-season points record (73), a new points-per-game record (2.15), a club-best road record (10-3-4), and earned the 2021 Supporters' Shield, finishing No. 1 in the league by 12 points, the true time to show their talent will be in the playoffs as the club vies for their first-ever MLS Cup.
It’s do-or-die in single-game elimination matches starting on Tuesday, with only three games standing between the squad and their first MLS Cup title.
With quite literally everything on the line, this will be a battle that you won’t want to miss.
Overall Record vs. NYCFC: 9-6-4
Home Record vs. NYCFC: 5-2-2
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, NYCFC 1 (September 11, 2021)
Last Meeting at Yankee Stadium: NYCFC 2, Revs 0 (August 28, 2021)
READ: Preview | Revs host NYCFC with spot in Eastern Conference Final on the line
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WATCH: Whatever It Takes | Revs begin playoff journey vs. NYCFC
WATCH: Arena | "We're going to find out tomorrow what all this work has meant"
WATCH: Buksa | "You can be sure that I'll be ready for 100 percent tomorrow"
WATCH: Gil | "It's very important for us to have (the fans) in these important games"
READ: Revs to host New York City FC in Eastern Conference Semifinal on November 30
WATCH: Players surprise Bruce Arena with MLS Coach of the Year news
READ: Bruce Arena voted 2021 Sigi Schmid MLS Coach of the Year
WATCH: Carles Gil's journey from surgery rehab to Comeback Player of the Year
READ: Carles Gil named 2021 MLS Comeback Player of the Year
READ: "It would mean everything" | Turner aims to cap award-laden year with MLS Cup
WATCH: Turner surprised with news he was voted Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year
WATCH: Highlights | Turner's top saves from an award-winning 2021 regular season
WATCH: Turner on GK of the Year honors | "I've never really been one to win individual awards"
READ: Matt Turner voted 2021 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year
WATCH: Bye reacts to contract extension | "I'm excited to see their trust in me moving forward"
WATCH: Highlights | Bye's biggest moments from a memorable 2021 regular season
READ: Revolution re-sign Brandon Bye through 2024 MLS season
READ: Revolution announce 2022 season-opening matches
READ: Polster welcomes first child, lifts Supporters' Shield in "life changing" six-day span
READ: 2021 MLS offseason calendar for player moves announced
READ: Concacaf announces details for 2022 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League draw
READ: International Roundup | Buchanan, Canada go top of Octagonal with frigid win over Mexico
READ: Joseph and Dempsey named finalists for National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2022
READ: Revolution boast five finalists for 2021 MLS Year-End Awards
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast | Bunbury talks Shield, community, playoffs and more
READ: Revolution's Foxborough headquarters becomes the Socios.com Training Center
WATCH: Bou felt fan support "from day one" in New England | "That fills me with happiness"
WATCH: "A blistering drive from La Pantera!" | Re-live some of Bou's best moments in New England
READ: Life on and off the field spurs Bou's desire to stay with Revs | "To be here is incredible"
READ: Revolution re-sign Gustavo Bou through 2023 MLS season
READ: Revs' loss to Inter Miami "a good lesson" ahead of similar battles in MLS Cup Playoffs
WATCH: All the Angles | Join the Revs on the field for their Supporters' Shield celebration
READ: After 26-year wait, Revs lift first Supporters' Shield | "It's a special moment for the club"
READ: Revs announce 2021 team award winners
WATCH: Highlights | Revs fall 1-0 to Inter Miami CF in regular season finale at Gillette Stadium
READ: Recap | Revs lift Supporters' Shield following 1-0 loss to Inter Miami in regular season finale
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 Tuesday, November 30. You can purchase your tickets to the Eastern Conference Semifinals HERE. If the Revs advance past NYCFC, their next playoff game in the Eastern Conference Finals will be either December 4 or 5 at Gillette Stadium.
BRING THE FIGHT CAMPAIGN
Come ‘Bring the Fight!’ As the Revolution move from an historic regular season into the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs, use the hashtag #BringTheFight to support the New England Revolution on social media during their postseason run.
The playoff campaign #BringTheFight embodies the New England supporters’ mentality of defiance and always willing to go after what they want. The supporters mean so much to Revolution players, coaches and staff, and this team mentality will be instrumental as we push forward in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs together.
What to watch for as you come to the Eastern Conference Semifinal
The Revolution's all-time leading goal scorer Taylor Twellman will visit Gillette Stadium as the team’s honorary captain.
Courtesy of Gillette, special commemorative rally towels will be distributed at all points of entry while supplies last. Get to Gillette Stadium early to secure yours!
Prematch Light Show
Please make sure to be in your seats by 7:20 p.m. We want you to participate in a special pre-match light show!
You can prep by downloading the Human Video Board App from the App Store or the Google Play Store ahead of the game. As kickoff approaches when the clock reaches zero, have your app open with the camera flash facing out towards the field to help make Gillette Stadium lit before the match starts!
NEW LOOK, SAME NEW ENGLAND
The New England Revolution have unveiled a new crest and brand identity that will go into effect as the club’s primary logo ahead of the 2022 Major League Soccer season. Rooted in the region’s history as the birthplace of the American Revolution and the resilient, defiant spirit of the people of New England, the Revolution’s new crest reflects the evolution of one of Major League Soccer’s founding clubs.
HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
This holiday season, the Revolution Charitable Foundation has partnered with the Patriots Foundation for our annual holiday toy drive. New, unwrapped toys will be collected at all points of entry at Tuesday’s match. The collection will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m.
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.