New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo FC
Saturday, March 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Snow | High 38 | Low 24
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. Houston Dynamo FC 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. HOUSTON DYNAMO FC
There's a long and storied history between the Revs and Dynamo, sides that once met in cup finals for three straight years: MLS Cup 2006, MLS Cup 2007, and North American SuperLiga 2008. But meetings between these teams have been scarce in recent seasons, and the Dynamo's 3-1 win over the Revs last September at PNC Stadium was the first in this series in more than three years. It's been even longer since the sides met in Foxborough, as Saturday night's clash will be the first between New England and Houston at Gillette Stadium since June 2019.
The hosts will be looking to continue their strong start, having kicked off the 2023 campaign with a dramatic 1-0 victory over Charlotte FC last weekend at Bank of America Stadium, silencing 69,345 fans with Henry Kessler's 89th-minute winner. It was the Revolution's first season-opening victory since 2013, and after they were the only Eastern Conference team to win on the road during opening weekend, they'll now return to Foxborough, where they're 9-1-6 in home openers dating back to 2007.
While the Revs will be searching for a second straight victory to begin the year, Houston have their sights set on a first point after dropping their opener, 2-1, on the road at FC Cincinnati. The Dynamo are under new leadership in 2023, longtime D.C. United player and head coach Ben Olsen taking over as the new head coach in Houston, where he'll aim to lead the Texas side back to the postseason after finishing just one point off the foot of the Western Conference in 2022.
By kickoff on Saturday night it will have been 155 days since the Revs performed in front of their home fans, and they'll be eager to give the Foxborough faithful something to cheer about.
Overall Record vs. Houston: 13-7-9
Home Record vs. Houston: 6-2-6
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Dynamo 1 (June 29, 2019)
Last meeting at PNC Stadium: Dynamo 3, Revs 1 (September 13, 2022)
Weekly Update | Bou's back, Buck shines, Boateng re-signs, and Revs prepare to host Houston
WATCH: Weekly Update | Bou's back, Buck shines, Boateng re-signs and Revs prep for Houston
READ: Preview | Fresh off season-opening win, Revs prepare for home opener against Houston
WATCH: Awesome Drive to the Match | How many goals with Henry Kessler score in 2023?
LISTEN: The Soccer Show | Romney and Feldman preview home opener, Davies talks UCL and EPL
WATCH: Arena | Winning opener in Charlotte "created a real positive atmosphere" in training
WATCH: Polster | "We have to be ready from the start and make sure that we control the tempo"
WATCH: Arena looks ahead to home opener vs. Houston | "Their midfield play is outstanding"
WATCH: Buck on his eye-catching performance in Charlotte | "At the end of the day, it was one game"
WATCH: Wood on returning to the field in Revs debut | "I enjoyed every minute"
WATCH: "I always wanted to come back" | Boateng talks about re-signing with Revolution
READ: MLS Team of the Matchday | Kessler earns plaudits for efforts on both sides of the ball
READ: Revs loan defender Ben Reveno to Birmingham Legion FC for 2023 season
WATCH: Highlights | Revs silence crowd of 69,345 to begin 2023 with a bang in dramatic win
READ: Recap | Kessler scores late winner as Revs seal 1-0 victory at Charlotte in 2023 opener
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.