New England Revolution vs. Nashville SC
Saturday, March 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Light rain in the morning | High 52 | Low 28
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. Nashville SC at 7:30 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV/Streaming: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
Access HD2 on the air at 98.5 FM with an HD radio receiver, or online at 985thesportshub.com (click Listen Live in the top right corner)
RECENT FORM VS. NASHVILLE SC
Saturday night will present another chance for the Revs to secure their first-ever win over Nashville, as they've gone winless (0-1-3) in four previous meetings between the 2020 and 2021 seasons. In fact, New England have scored just a single goal in those four matches, an Adam Buksa strike in a 1-1 draw at Nashville in October 2020. Both previous meetings in Foxborough have finished 0-0, most recently in August 2021, when current Revolution center back Dave Romney was playing for the visitors.
After opening the season with back-to-back shutout wins over Charlotte (1-0) and Houston (3-0), the Revs suffered their first loss of 2023 this past weekend as they dropped a 4-0 result at Los Angeles FC. Djordje Petrović matched his single-game career high with eight saves in the setback as the defending champs opened up in the second half, and now the Revs will be looking to bounce back in front of a Gillette Stadium crowd on Saturday night.
Nashville, which finished fifth in the Western Conference last year before switching back to the East for 2023, currently sits tied atop the conference table with an unbeaten record of 2-0-1 through three games. Gary Smith's side has once again been built through defensive resolve, as they'll enter Matchday 4 as the only team remaining in MLS yet to concede a goal. Perhaps most impressive, Nashville are off to a strong start despite reigning MLS MVP Hany Mukhtar playing just 149 minutes while recovering from injury.
Historically one of the league's stingiest defensive sides, Nashville will present a stern test for the Revs on Saturday night as they look to remain perfect at home in the early part of the campaign.
Overall Record vs. Nashville: 0-1-3
Home Record vs. Nashville: 0-0-2
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 0, Nashville 0 (August 4, 2021)
Last meeting in Nashville: Nashville 2, Revs 0 (May 8, 2021)
Weekly Update | Farrell back in the mix, Bunbury returns, and Revs aim to rebound vs. stingy Nashville
READ: Preview | Revs to play five of next seven at home, beginning Saturday night vs. Nashville
WATCH: Weekly Update | Farrell back in the mix, Bunbury returns, Revs aim to rebound vs. Nashville
LISTEN: The Soccer Show | Bunbury talks return to NE, Hitchcock analyzes GK development
WATCH: Arena on Nashville | "They continue to have a style that's successful for their team"
WATCH: Romney prepares to face former team | "If we're at home, we're ready to ing win"*
WATCH: Awesome Drive to the Match | How many members of NSYNC can Brandon Bye name?
WATCH: Highlights | Second-half surge sinks Revs as they suffer first loss of 2023 in Los Angeles
READ: Recap | Revs falls to defending champions Los Angeles FC, 4-0, in battle of unbeaten teams
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.