New England Revolution at CF Montréal
Saturday, August 20 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Stade Saputo | Montréal, Québec, Canada
Predicted Weather: Mostly sunny | High 88 | Low 67
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
RECENT FORM VS. CF MONTRÉAL
New England and Montréal will meet twice through the final nine games of the regular season, first on Saturday night at Stade Saputo and then again on September 17 at Gillette Stadium. The Revs have dominated the recent series between these sides, carrying a six-game winning streak into this weekend's matchup, including victories in both the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs and MLS is Back Tournament. Going all the way back to the 2016 season, New England are 12-3-1 against Montréal in the last 16 meetings in all competitions.
CF Montréal missed out on a postseason place in 2021 but appear poised to return to the playoffs this year, as they enter the stretch run perched in second place in the Eastern Conference standings. They've been buoyed by an attack that has scored 43 goals through 25 games - fifth-most in all of MLS - but they've also conceded 41 goals, eighth-most in the league. The Canadian side has been red-hot in the past month, going 4-0-2 since mid-July, although both of those draws were home at Stade Saputo.
The Revs have been similarly hard to beat in recent weeks as they're unbeaten in five (2-0-3) following Wednesday night's 2-2 draw at Toronto FC, with goals courtesy of Tommy McNamara (one goal, three assists in the last three games) and Justin Rennicks. In fact, New England have lost just twice in their last 17 league games, going 6-2-9 and climbing back above the playoff line into sixth place in the Eastern Conference. While the Revs did see the second-longest shutout streak in club history end at 402 minutes at BMO Field, they've still yet to concede a goal from open play in more than six games, spanning 548 minutes.
Saturday night's visit to Montréal closes out a two-game Canadian road trip before the Revs return home to Foxborough for a three-game homestand, as they'll host the LA Galaxy (Aug. 28), Chicago Fire FC (Aug. 31), and New York City FC (Sept. 4) in an eight-day span beginning next weekend.
Overall Record vs. Montréal: 15-10-3
Away Record vs. Montréal: 6-6-2
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Montréal 1 (July 25, 2021)
Last meeting at Stade Saputo: Revs 4, Montréal 1 (September 29, 2021)
READ: Preview | Revs take five-game unbeaten run to Montréal to close out two-game Canada trip
WATCH: Williams | "We have to continue to play very well on the defensive side of the ball"
WATCH: McNamara on unbeaten run | "It's been a total collective effort from everybody"
WATCH: Dan O'Brien's Awesome Drive to the Match | Memorable moments from the road
READ: Down six potential starters, resolute Revs grind out draw | "It means a lot to the group"
WATCH: Highlights | Goals from McNamara and Rennicks help injury-hit Revs to 2-2 draw in Toronto
READ: Recap | Revs stretch unbeaten run to five, begin two-game Canada trip with draw at TFC
SHOW YOUR COLORS
The Revs will be sporting their sleek secondary kits, which take inspiration from the block work of American Revolution Era war forts in the New England area. This kit also pays homage to The Fort - the club's dedicated supporters' sections at Gillette Stadium - and features a fort-inspired blocked white shirt with a monochromatic Revolution logo, white shorts, and sky-blue socks.