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THE BASICS

New England Revolution vs. LA Galaxy

Sunday, August 28 | 8 p.m.

Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.

Predicted Weather: Partly cloudy | High 86 | Low 61

TIMELINE TO KICKOFF

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. LA Galaxy at 8 p.m.

THINKTAYLOR CONCUSSION AWARENESS NIGHT

Sunday's match against the Galaxy - sponsored by Mass General Brigham - will be New England's annual Concussion Awareness Night in partnership with former Revolution forward Taylor Twellman's foundation, "ThinkTaylor," which has a mission to create social change with regard to traumatic brain injuries.

Since Twellman's playing career was ended prematurely by a concussion he has dedicated an enormous effort to emphasizing awareness, rehabilitation, and education regarding head injuries to create a safer and smarter sports culture for all athletes, encompassing youth and professionals alike.

Twellman invites you to sport the color orange in addition to your Revs gear on Sunday, and take his #TTPledge about concussion awareness at halftime. There will also be ThinkTaylor Cheer Cards to use for a stadium "Orange Out" that Twellman invites you to participate in during the 20th minute.

HOW TO TUNE IN

WATCH
TV: WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island)

LISTEN
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)

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RECENT FORM VS. LA GALAXY

It's been more than three years since the Revs and Galaxy have met on any stage, as their last encounter was back on June 2, 2019, when Bruce Arena was on the sidelines for the first time as Revolution head coach in a 2-1 win over his former team. Of the 18 players on the Revolution's matchday squad that night, only five remain. It's been even longer (more than four years) since the Galaxy visited Foxborough, as they were last at Gillette Stadium on July 14, 2018 for a dramatic 3-2 win over the Revs.

With nine games left on their schedule the Galaxy find themselves in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference, currently occupying the seventh and final postseason spot based on the wins tiebreaker. They've found their goal-scoring form in recent weeks, scoring a combined 10 goals in their last three games, including eight in their last two contests. Greg Vanney's side has also been vulnerable defensively, however, conceding nine goals during that three-game stretch.

The Revs have eight games remaining on their schedule and find themselves in a similar position to the Galaxy, currently one point back of the final playoff place in the East. Missing eight potential contributors, New England closed out a two-game Canadian road trip this past weekend with a 4-0 loss to CF Montreal, snapping what had been a five-game unbeaten run. Now they'll return home - where they're unbeaten in nine (4-0-5) - to begin a three-game homestand with meetings against the Galaxy (Aug. 28), Chicago Fire FC (Aug. 31), and NYCFC (Sept. 4) in an eight-day stretch.

New England's three-game homestand could go a long way in determining their playoff fate, and it all kicks off on Sunday night against the visiting Galaxy.

Overall Record vs. LA Galaxy: 17-23-7
Home Record vs. LA Galaxy: 11-7-3

Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Galaxy 3, Revs 2 (July 14, 2018)
Last meeting at Dignity Health Sports Park: Revs 2, Galaxy 1 (June 2, 2019)

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.

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.

Carles Gil | Liberty kit 2022