New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew
Saturday, May 7 | 7:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Cloudy | High 55 | Low 40
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. for Season Members)
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. (6:15 p.m. for Season Members)
Kickoff vs. Columbus Crew at 7:30 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), Cozi TV (Western Mass.)
REVOLUTION KICKOFF PREGAME SHOW
CBS Boston's pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. on WSBK-TV38
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
RECENT FORM VS. COLUMBUS CREW
New England went unbeaten (1-0-2) in a trio of meetings with Columbus last year, claiming a 1-0 win on May 16 at Gillette Stadium before playing to a pair of draws to close out the series. Tajon Buchanan and Gustavo Bou scored in a 2-2 draw to help spoil the party in the first-ever game at Lower.com Field in early July, while it was a 1-1 draw in Foxborough on September 18. Adam Buksa scored both of the Revolution's home goals against the Crew last season.
Last year's success snapped a string of four straight Revolution losses to the Crew, all by shutout, including defeat in the 2020 Eastern Conference Final in one of the final games played at the original Crew Stadium.
Columbus (3-3-3, 12 pts.) climbed to sixth in the East with a convincing 3-0 win over D.C. United last weekend, snapping a five-game winless run (0-3-2) in the process. While all three of their wins have been at home, they've also been a tough out on the road, drawing three of their four road games thus far in 2022.
The Revs have also been getting back on track, winning a second straight home game with last weekend's 2-0 triumph over Inter Miami CF. Boosted by the return of Matt Turner - who made his season debut - the Revs got a first MLS goal from Damian Rivera and yet another header from Adam Buksa to cruise to victory.
Saturday night presents a matchup of the 2020 MLS Cup champions against the 2021 Supporters' Shield champions, and that could mean fireworks in Foxborough.
Overall Record vs. Crew: 24-38-15
Home Record vs. Crew: 16-17-7
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 1, Crew 1 (September 18, 2021)
Last meeting at Lower.com Field: Revs 2, Crew 2 (July 3, 2021)
READ: Preview | Revs set sights on third straight home win as they host Columbus on Saturday
WATCH: Arena looks ahead to Columbus | "Hopefully we're heading in the right direction"
WATCH: Polster on Turner's return | "He just makes the group feel comfortable"
WATCH: Dan O'Brien's Awesome Drive to the Match | Would Jones drive Kessler cross-country?
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast | Curt Onalfo talks pro player pathway from Academy to first team
WATCH: 1-on-1 with Djordje Petrović | "I know that I've made a step forward that is good for me"
READ: MLS Team of the Week | Carles Gil honored following standout performance vs. Miami
WATCH: Small Business Highlight | Earl Edwards Jr. visits Emerald City Plant Shop (Norwood, Mass.)
READ: Rivera rewards Arena's faith in first MLS start | "I just wanted to get a chance"
WATCH: Highlights | Rivera scores first MLS goal, Turner pitches shutout in return as Revs win 2-0
READ: Recap | Revs begin homestand with 2-0 win over Inter Miami in front of 25,509 fans
SHOW YOUR COLORS
The Revs will be sporting their new primary kit, “The Liberty.” The bespoke pattern is inspired by Boston’s Freedom Trail, a walking trail through the heart of Boston which passes 16 historical sites from the American Revolution – which gives a nod to the club name. This sleek new look will be paired with blue shorts, conveying a defiant, bold and strong look.
The club is reverting to blue shorts for the first time since 2013 to complement “The Liberty”. This is to convey a bold and strong one-color look, in-keeping with the New England’s defiant spirit while also enabling the new logo the chance to shine in its first time on a kit.
You can purchase “The Liberty” HERE.