New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls
Saturday, April 2 | 7:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Partly sunny | High 52 | Low 33
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. Red Bulls at 7:30 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: TV38, myRITV, CoziTV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
RECENT FORM VS. NEW YORK RED BULLS
Saturday evening's showdown at Gillette Stadium will be the 80th regular-season meeting - and 92nd in all competitions - between the New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls, whose rivalry goes all the way back to MLS' inaugural 1996 season.
New England is 5-1-2 in seven meetings with RBNY in all competitions since the start of 2019. This run is highlighted most recently by the Revs' trio of victories against the Red Bulls in 2021. The Revs secured a pair of home wins over the Red Bulls last season, with a 3-1 victory in May and a 3-2 triumph in June, before ending their yearly series with their first-ever regular season win at Red Bull Arena, also finishing 3-2. This victory was secured in dramatic fashion with Adam Buksa netting a late stoppage time game winner to make Revolution history and come home with a very special three points from Red Bull Arena.
In regular-season play, home-field advantage has historically played a large role in recent years as the Revs have won seven of the last nine meetings (7-1-1) in Foxborough, while the Red Bulls have been triumphant in 10 of the 13 matchups at Red Bull Arena (1-10-2).
The Red Bulls are 2-1-1 (seven points) to start the 2022 campaign, coming off a 1-1 draw at home against the Columbus Crew.
Meanwhile, New England is 1-2-1 (four points) through their first four MLS regular season games, most recently falling 3-1 on the road to the league’s newest expansion team, Charlotte FC. It was the Revs' third straight setback in all competitions with a 3-0 loss to Pumas in the Quarterfinals of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League and a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Real Salt Lake at home earlier in the week.
As the Revs look to snap their losing streak with three points at home against one of their biggest rivals, this will be a showdown that you won’t want to miss.
Overall Record vs. Red Bulls: 34-28-17
Home Record vs. Red Bulls: 24-6-8
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 3, Red Bulls 2 (June 23, 2021)
Last meeting at Red Bull Arena: Revs 3, Red Bulls 2 (July 31, 2021)
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AMPUTEE SOCCER EXHIBITION
At halftime of Saturday’s match, the New England Amputee Soccer Team will play an exhibition game against the New York Amputee Soccer Team. Saturday’s exhibition match is one facet of the New England Revolution’s ongoing partnership with the New England Amputee Soccer Team, which was founded in 2019 by Massachusetts’ own Nico Calabria and Rafa Perdigão.
The Revolution’s long-term support of the team includes equipment donations and funding for team expenses including training field usage. Each year, the Revolution outfit the amputee team with customized uniforms and cleats. In 2021, the club donated state-of-the-art, durable sets of SideStix crutches to assist the athletes in competition. To kick off the team’s 2022 season, the Revolution provided funding equivalent to 16 weeks of training field time.
New England’s roster features three players – Calabria, Corey Laycock, and Vinny Fischer – who are set to compete for the United States at the 2022 Amputee Soccer World Cup in October.
Please take time to cheer on these athletes at halftime of the New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls match!
SHOW YOUR COLORS
The Revs will be sporting their new primary kit, “The Liberty,” on Saturday night. 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.