MATCHDAY GUIDE | Revs at CF Montréal (August 26, 2023)



New England Revolution at CF Montréal

Saturday, August 26 | 7:30 p.m. ET

Stade Saputo | Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Predicted Weather: Morning showers | High 68 | Low 55


Streaming: Watch FREE on Apple TV

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)


Four different goal scorers (Dylan Borrero, Carles Gil, Bobby Wood, and Giacomo Vrioni) and a three-save shutout effort from goalkeeper Djordje Petrović led the Revs to a 4-0 win over CF Montréal on April 8 at Gillette Stadium, getting New England back on track in the series after dropping both meetings in 2022. The Revs lost by an identical 4-0 scoreline on their most recent trip to Stade Saputo last August, but they'd won on their previous two visits to Montréal in 2020 and 2021, scoring seven goals in the process.

Following their run to the Leagues Cup Round of 16, the Revs resume MLS play perched second in the Eastern Conference standings. With just one loss since mid-May, the Revs have gone 6-1-7 in their last 14 games in all competitions, including 5-1-1 in their last seven league matches. This past weekend's scheduled return to league play was postponed because of Nashville SC's participation in the Leagues Cup final, meaning the Revs will have gone 19 days without a game when they visit CF Montréal, giving the likes of Carles Gil, Gustavo Bou, and Bobby Wood the chance to get healthy after missing the Leagues Cup Round of 16 showdown.

CF Montréal went 25 days between games, returning to MLS action with a 3-2 win at Toronto FC this past Sunday after failing to advance out of the group stage in Leagues Cup. That win – just their second of the year away from home – pushed Montréal above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference with 10 games remaining on their regular season schedule, and six of those 10 games will be at Stade Saputo, where they're 8-3-0 on the season.

After going 42 days between league matches the Revs will return to action with a sprint, playing three games in a span of eight days beginning on Saturday night. Following their trip north of the border the Revs will return to Foxborough for a pair of home games against the New York Red Bulls (August 30) and Austin FC (September 2).

Overall Record vs. Montréal: 16-12-3
Away Record vs. Montréal: 6-7-2

Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 4, Montréal 0 (April 8, 2023)
Last meeting at Stade Saputo: Montréal 4, Revs 0 (August 20, 2022)


READ: Preview | With 11 games remaining, Revs' MLS campaign resumes with trip to CF Montréal
WATCH: Weekly Update presented by Dean College | 42 days later, Revs return to league action
READ: Revolution transfer goalkeeper Djordje Petrović to Chelsea Football Club
READ: “He can be one of the best GKs in the world” | Revs pay tribute to departing hero Petrović
READ: Revolution sign free agent goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík
READ: Revolution re-sign goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr.
WATCH: Williams | Revs need to "stick together as a team and as a staff" as regular season resumes
WATCH: Polster on stretch run | "All about bringing that mindset that each game is very important"
LISTEN: The Soccer Show | Kaye on joining an Eastern Conference contender, plus Petrović talk
READ: Prematch Reading | Catch up on all the news ahead of tonight's visit to CF Montréal
READ: "Good technique, a deadly finish" | Chancalay sharpening up for Revs' MLS return
LISTEN: The Soccer Show | Harkes on MLS' evolution; plus Premier League, transfers, and USWNT
READ: SCHEDULE UPDATE | Revolution’s away match at Nashville rescheduled for October 14
READ: “It was really tough” | McNamara opens up on the mental challenges of injury
READ: "A team that's going to fight until the last minute" | Polster highlights Leagues Cup lessons
WATCH: "Champions don't talk; they perform" | Behind the scenes of U-19s MLS NEXT Cup title
WATCH: "Shake and bake" | Mic'd up with Dave Romney and Ema Boateng at Ping Pong Night
WATCH: Community Report presented by Dean College | Revs, SOMA team up at Bowl for a Goal
READ: Postgame Notes | Revs II battle TFC II to 0-0 draw to qualify for MLS NEXT Pro Cup Playoffs
READ: Revolution Players Collaborative Fund donates $20,000 to Boston Opportunity Agenda


Saturday night the Revs will wear their "Defiance" kit, which will serve as the team's community uniform for the 2023 and 2024 MLS seasons.

The "Defiance" kit features a white jersey and red shorts, with red socks and red trim along the shoulder and sleeves. The shirt's design is punctuated by a bold red "strikethrough" across the chest that embodies New England's famous spirit of positive defiance. Revolution is the ultimate act of defiance, and the club's new kit honors that resilient spirit that sparked the American Revolution, laid the foundation for our country, and has resonated throughout the New England region for centuries.

You can purchase the "Defiance" kit HERE.

Matt Polster Defiance Kit