New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew
Wednesday, October 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Sunny | High 78 | Low 58
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/Streaming: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
RECENT FORM VS. COLUMBUS CREW
Late drama highlighted the first meeting between these sides back on April 15, when Sean Zawadzki's 98th-minute equalizer canceled out a Miloš Degenek own goal in a 1-1 draw at Lower.com Field. It was the fifth straight draw in the series and extended the Revolution's unbeaten run against the Crew to six games (1-0-5) dating back to the start of the 2021 season, a stretch that includes three straight results (1-0-2) at Gillette Stadium.
The Revs (14-6-10, 52 pts.) had officially clinched their playoff spot before this past weekend's meeting with Charlotte FC, but they solidified their place near the top of the Eastern Conference standings with a 2-1 win powered by goals from Noel Buck and unlikely hero Dave Romney. Those three points lifted the Revolution from sixth to third in the crowded East, and they remain just two points back of second-place Orlando City SC with a game in hand on all other teams in the top six. Perhaps most importantly with homefield advantage on the line, New England maintained their unbeaten form in Foxborough (11-0-4), the only MLS side yet to lose at home this season.
Columbus (14-9-8, 50 pts.) had also booked their place in the playoffs prior to this past weekend's action, though they were leapfrogged by New England and now sit fifth in the East following a 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union. The Crew's strength this season has been their torrid attacking form, as they've averaged a league-best 2.00 goals per game, led by 25 goal involvements from dynamic forward Cucho (14 goals, 11 assists). They've been particularly lethal since mid-summer, with 28 goals in their last 12 games in all competitions.
Wednesday night will wrap up a brief two-game homestand for the Revolution, who'll be back on the road on Saturday night for a visit to the aforementioned Orlando City, a side the Revs are battling for the second seed in the East.
Overall Record vs. Columbus: 29-39-20
Home Record vs. Columbus: 19-17-9
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Crew 2 (May 7, 2022)
Last meeting at Lower.com Field: Revs 1, Crew 1 (April 15, 2023)
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READ: Recap | Revs stay unbeaten at home (11-0-4), climb to third in East with 2-1 win over Charlotte FC
SHOW YOUR COLORS
The Revs will be sporting their 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.
You can purchase "The Liberty" kit HERE.