New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs Round One | Game 2
Philadelphia Leads Series, 1-0
Wednesday, November 8 | 7 p.m. ET
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Massachusetts
Predicted Weather: Mostly sunny | High 46 | Low 31
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 5 p.m. (4 p.m. for Season Members)
Gates open at 6 p.m. (5:45 p.m. for Season Members)
Kickoff vs. Philadelphia Union at 7 p.m.
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HOW TO TUNE IN
Streaming: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV
National TV: FS1 (English), FOX Deportes (Spanish)
Radio: ROCK 92.9 FM (English), SiriusXM FC 157 (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
AUDI 2023 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS FORMAT
The 2023 campaign brings a new, expanded playoff format to Major League Soccer as a total of 18 teams will compete in the postseason between October 25 and December 9.
The biggest change sees Round One become a best-of-3 series featuring a home-away-home configuration that guarantees at least one home game for all teams. There will be no extra time played in Round One, as games tied after regulation will go directly to a penalty shootout to determine a winner. The first team to win two matches in the best-of-3 series (regardless of whether those wins are in regulation or a penalty shootout) will advance to the Conference Semifinals.
Philadelphia claimed a 3-1 win in Game 1 at Subaru Park and carries a 1-0 series lead into Wednesday night's all-important Game 2 at Gillette Stadium (7 p.m. ET). Should the Revs claim victory and force Game 3, the teams would return to Subaru Park for the series decider on Sunday, November 12 (3 p.m. ET).
Conference Semifinals (November 25-26), Conference Finals (December 2-3), and MLS Cup presented by Audi (December 9) will be single-elimination matches hosted by the higher seed, and those matches will feature two 15-minute extra time periods if tied at the end of regulation.
Full details of the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs format can be found HERE.
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SERIES UPDATE (PHILADELPHIA LEADS, 1-0)
A trio of first-half goals from Dániel Gazdag, Mikael Uhre, and Nathan Harriel put the Philadelphia Union on a path to victory in Game 1 at Subaru Park, and though a brilliant solo effort from Gustavo Bou - his third goal in a week against Philadelphia - gave New England a foothold, it was ultimately the Union that claimed a 3-1 win. That means the Revs will need to win on Wednesday night in Foxborough to extend their season and force a decisive Game 3 on Sunday, November 12, in Pennsylvania.
The Revs do have reason to be optimistic, as they're unbeaten (2-0-1) in their last three meetings with the Union at Gillette Stadium, including a 2-1 win over their playoff opponents on Decision Day just two weeks ago. Bou was also the Revolution's driving attacking force on that occasion, scoring both goals to lift the hosts to victory.
As a reminder, no extra time will be played in Round One matches. Should any Round One contest be tied after 90 minutes, teams will compete in a penalty shootout to determine the winner.
Overall Record vs. Philadelphia: 11-22-8
Home Record vs. Philadelphia: 6-6-5
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Union 1 (October 21, 2023)
Last meeting at Subaru Park: Union 3, Revs 1 (October 28, 2023)
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WATCH: Highlights | Bou strikes again, but second-half fightback falls short as Revs drop Game 1
READ: Recap | Revs fall, 3-1, in Game 1 at Philadelphia; return to Gillette Stadium for Game 2
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.