MATCHDAY GUIDE | Revs vs. Philadelphia Union (May 18, 2024)



New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union

Saturday, May 18 | 7:30 p.m. ET

Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.

Predicted Weather: Showers | High 63 | Low 51


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. Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m.



Saturday night will be the Revolution's annual Salute to Heroes, honoring those who have served or are currently serving our community, including local military, police, fire, and first responders. The evening will feature a variety of programming, and the Revs will host 100 members and staff from VA Boston for a prematch hospitality reception.

Fan Zone will feature several activations from branches of the Armed Forces and USO New England, ranging from military vehicles to dog tag making machines and pull-up bars.

Saturday night's Hero of the Match will be all active and retired military and first responders, while a large American flag will be unfurled on the Gillette Stadium pitch by retired military members as The Navy Band Northeast performs the National Anthem.

Finally, paying homage to Armed Forces Day, the Row of Honor will feature military members representing all branches of the military.


Streaming/TV: FREE on Apple TV

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


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Available now at these five locations:
Italian Sausage at Section 111
Ale House at Section 113 & 137
Stadium Pizza at Section 116
Tailgate Grill at Section 131

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The Revs and Union have had several high-profile matchups in recent years, highlighted by a pair of playoff meetings within the past five seasons. New England emerged victorious from a one-game playoff at Subaru Park in 2020 en route to an Eastern Conference final appearance, while it was Philadelphia returning the favor last season with wins in the first two games of a three-game series. Gillette Stadium has been a difference maker for the Revs in recent regular season matchups, however, as the Revs are 2-0-1 in their last three home league games against the Union.

A pair of fightbacks fell short last weekend at Red Bull Arena as the Revs suffered a 4-2 loss to New York despite scoring multiple goals in a game for the first time this regular season. Carles Gil bagged the first to mark 100 goal contributions in league play (36 goals, 64 assists), becoming just the fourth player in Revolution history to do so along with Taylor Twellman (129), Steve Ralston (115), and Lee Nguyen (102). Giacomo Vrioni then scored his fifth goal in all competitions in the 90th minute to hand the Revs a late lifeline, but ultimately it wasn't enough to secure a point.

Philadelphia have struggled in recent weeks, going winless in five (0-3-2) heading into a midweek meeting with New York City FC and dropping to ninth in the Eastern Conference. That's been somewhat down to a leaky defense as the historically resolute Union have conceded multiple goals in each of those five games, though their high-flying attack has scored 21 goals, second-most in the Eastern Conference behind Miami. Despite recent struggles, Philly does remain unbeaten on the road (2-0-4), taking points from each of their six games away from Subaru Park.

After playing four of their last five on the road, the Revs will now return home to play four of their next five at Gillette Stadium, hosting Philadelphia (May 18), New York City FC (May 25), the New York Red Bulls (June 8), and the Vancouver Whitecaps (June 15) over the course of the next month.

Overall Record vs. Philadelphia Union: 11-23-8
Home Record vs. Philadelphia Union: 6-7-5

Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Union 1, Revs 0 (November 8, 2023 | MLS Cup Playoffs)
Last meeting at Subaru Park: Union 3, Revs 1 (October 28, 2023 | MLS Cup Playoffs)


READ: Preview | Revolution welcome Union to kick off run of four home games in five
WATCH: Drive to the Match | Carles Gil shares his favorites from his 100 goal contributions
LISTEN: The Soccer Show | Lindsey, Feldman preview Revs' showdown with Union, Davies talks EPL
READ: “We expect that he will be available” | Porter offers encouraging update on Borrero
READ: “I just want to keep helping this team” | Polster notches 100th regular season start with Revs
WATCH: "It's an important stretch" | Porter says Revs need to stack points with four of five at home
WATCH: Kessler previews Philly showdown | "The best way to control the tempo is with the ball"
READ: “No surprise he has gotten there” | Carles Gil joins elite company with 100 goal contributions
WATCH: "A fantastic experience" | Revs Unified Team hits the road to visit New York Red Bulls
WATCH: Porter pleased with intensity in training | "The guys have confidence right now"
WATCH: Ivačič eyes home debut | "Excited to play in front of our fans and the atmosphere in the stadium"
WATCH: Polster, Revs prep for key stretch of home games | "You want to play where you're most comfortable"
READ: “It’s an opportunity to be a part of something special” | Kammarman excited to join Revolution
READ: “I did love our mentality” | Revs show fight despite loss at Red Bull Arena
WATCH: Highlights | Gil, Vrioni provide goals, but Revs' fightback falls short in 4-2 loss to Red Bulls
READ: Recap | Revs close road stretch with 4-2 loss to Red Bulls, return home for next two weekends


Saturday night the Revolution will be wearing the "Boston Tea Party" kit, which will serve as the club's primary uniform for the 2024 and 2025 MLS seasons.

Inspired by Boston's proud history of positive defiance, the kit commemorates the recent 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party in December 1773. The shirt design is highlighted by red and white vertical waves on the jersey's front, which represent the ripples in the Boston Harbor made by East India Training Company's tea creates as the American revolutionaries emptied 45 tons of tea into the water.

The navy jersey features red shoulders with three white stripes, a throwback to earlier Revolution jerseys, paired with navy shorts and navy socks, featuring red and white striping on top.

You can purchase your "Boston Tea Party" kit HERE.

Carles Gil Boston Tea Party kit