New England Revolution at Houston Dynamo FC
Tuesday, September 13 | 8:30 p.m. ET
PNC Stadium | Houston, Texas
Predicted Weather: Mostly sunny | High 91 | Low 70
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), Cozi TV (Western Mass.)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
RECENT FORM VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO FC
It's been more than four years since the Revs have visited Houston Dynamo FC and more than three years since they've met at any venue, as their last showdown was all the way back in June 2019 when goals from Antonio Delamea and Teal Bunbury helped the Revs to a 2-1 win in Foxborough. That victory was part of a dominant stretch for New England, who've gone 6-0-1 in their last seven meetings with Houston dating back to 2014, including 2-0-1 on their last three visits to PNC Stadium.
The Dynamo enter the week as the only Western Conference team to have been eliminated from playoff contention, and subsequently the club parted ways with head coach Paulo Nagamura last week after less than a season on the job. Dynamo 2 head coach Kenny Bundy has taken over on an interim basis for the final five games of the campaign, which he began with a 0-0 draw against Sporting Kansas City this past Saturday night. While the Dynamo are just 5-5-5 at PNC Stadium this season, they have picked up four points from their last two home games, including a 2-1 win over current Western Conference leaders Los Angeles FC.
New England's two-game road trip got off to a frustrating start on Saturday night as Tommy McNamara's second-half goal was quickly canceled out in an eventual 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. The result dropped the Revolution's record to 3-5-6 in their last 14 games - including 1-4-3 on the road - as they're now three points below the playoff line in the Eastern Conference with four games remaining. Saturday night's loss did provide a couple of silver linings, however, as DP forward Giacomo Vrioni returned for the first time since July 30 with a brief substitute appearance, and Nacho Gil - younger brother of Revolution captain Carles Gil - made his MLS debut.
Tuesday night's contest will be the Revolution's last interconference matchup of the regular season, as they'll close the schedule against Eastern Conference foes CF Montréal, Atlanta United FC, and Chicago Fire FC.
Overall Record vs. Dynamo: 13-6-9
Away Record vs. Dynamo: 7-3-2
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Dynamo 1 (June 29, 2019)
Last meeting at PNC Stadium: Revs 2, Dynamo 0 (March 31, 2018)
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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.