MATCHDAY GUIDE | Revs vs. Atlas FC (Leagues Cup Round of 32)



New England Revolution vs. Atlas FC

Leagues Cup 2023 | Round of 32

Thursday, August 3 | 8 p.m. ET

Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.

Predicted Weather: Partly cloudy | High 81 | Low 64


Parking lots open at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. for Season Members)

Gates open at 7 p.m. (6:45 p.m. for Season Members)

Kickoff vs. Atlas FC at 8 p.m.


The reimagined Leagues Cup – including all 47 clubs from MLS and Liga MX – is a World Cup style tournament featuring a total of 77 games throughout both a group stage and knockout rounds. The official Concacaf competition will run from July 21 through August 19, and all games will be hosted at MLS venues throughout the U.S. and Canada. At stake is much more than just bragging rights, as three spots in the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup will be on the line with the winner earning qualification directly to the Round of 16, and both the second and third place finishers also earning qualification.

As recent domestic champions, Los Angeles FC (MLS) and Pachuca (Liga MX) both earned automatic berths in the Leagues Cup Round of 32, while the remaining 45 teams were divided into 15 groups across four regions: West, Central, South, and East. All clubs played two group stage games at MLS venues, with the Revs battling the New York Red Bulls to a 0-0 draw (and subsequent penalty shootout loss) before rolling past Atlético de San Luis, 5-1. The top two teams from each group have advanced to the Round of 32, with the Revs advancing in second place from the East 4 group.

Knockout round matches that are tied after 90 minutes will be decided by a penalty shootout.

Leagues Cup matches will be presented live to fans around the world through MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. More information on the competition can be found HERE.


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This will be the second-ever meeting between the Revs and Atlas FC, who battled once before in the group stage of SuperLiga 2009. That game was also played in Foxborough, where the lone goal was scored by Kenny Mansally in the Revolution's 1-0 win, part of an absolutely sterling record against Mexican opposition in official competition. Including a 7-1-1 record in SuperLiga, a 1-1-0 mark in the Concacaf Champions Cup, and now a 1-0-0 tally in Leagues Cup, New England have gone 9-2-1 in 12 all-time meetings with Mexican clubs. That includes a 9-1-1 mark at Gillette Stadium, where the Revs have outscored Liga MX opponents at a rate of 20-6.

New England secured their place in the Round of 32 with a resounding 5-1 win over San Luis last week in Foxborough, powered by Giacomo Vrioni's first-ever hat trick in a Revolution jersey. The victory was the Revolution's 11th at home in all competitions (11-1-3), and they've now scored nine goals in their last two games at Gillette Stadium, including a 4-0 rout of D.C. United in their last regular season outing. With four points from the group stage following their 0-0 draw and penalty shootout loss to the Red Bulls, the Revs finished second in the East 4 group.

Atlas topped the East 3 group with a pair of 1-0 wins over New York City FC and Toronto FC, while they're also off to a decent 1-1-1 start in the Liga MX Apertura. Led by head coach Benjamin Mora, Atlas have been rock solid defensively, conceding just a single goal in five games in all competitions during the month of July. In the most recent Clausura campaign that finished in early March, Atlas finished 9th on the table with a record of four wins, nine draws, and just four losses in 17 games.

The winner of Thursday night's contest will advance to the Round of 16, held between August 6-8.

Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 1, Atlas 0 (June 28, 2009)
Overall Record vs. Liga MX: 9-2-1
Home Record vs. Liga MX: 9-1-1