New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
Saturday, May 28 | 7:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Morning showers | High 77 | Low 55
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. Philadelphia Union at 7:30 p.m.
DRIVE SERIES PRESENTED BY DAN O'BRIEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
The New England Revolution Drive Series presented by Dan O'Brien Automotive Group returns on Saturday night, when the Revs will be collecting new and gently-used sweaters and sweatshirts for donation to Cradles to Crayons, which provides kids with the essentials they need.
Collections will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end 15 minutes after kickoff (approximately 7:45 p.m.), with collection locations at the CVS Health Gate, the Ticketmaster Gate, and between the E1 and E2 entrances. Everyone who makes a donation will receive a Revolution keychain courtesy of the New England Revolution Foundation and Dan O'Brien Automotive Group.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), Cozi TV (Western Mass.)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
RECENT FORM VS. PHILADELPHIA UNION
The Revs have had plenty of recent success against the Union, going unbeaten in their last four meetings (3-0-1) in all competitions, including their victory in Round One of the 2020 Eastern Conference Playoffs. That stretch has turned the tables in the series, which was dominated by Philadelphia from 2015-2020 as the Revs went just 1-10-3 during a 14-game stretch in the regular season.
Jim Curtin's side should be well rested having not played midweek, eliminated from the U.S. Open Cup in the Round of 32 in mid-May. Philadelphia enters the weekend on top of the Eastern Conference standings and unbeaten in six, although that stretch included five straight draws before last weekend's 2-0 road win over the Portland Timbers. Still, the Union have lost just one game this season, while every other team in MLS has at least three defeats.
The Revs, meanwhile, were in action midweek, playing 120 minutes on Wednesday night in a 1-0 loss to New York City FC in the Open Cup Round of 16. New England, which used a heavily rotated lineup in Queens, has been resurgent in the league, going 2-0-2 in their last four games while scoring multiple goals in seven straight, a club record. Last weekend they got a trio of stunning goals from Sebastian Lletget, Adam Buksa, and Tommy McNamara - all assisted by Brandon Bye - in their first road win of the season, 3-2 over FC Cincinnati.
Saturday night is a battle of the 2021 (Revolution) and 2020 (Union) Supporters' Shield winners, and it's shaping up to be a must-see match in Foxborough.
Overall Record vs. Union: 8-17-7
Home Record vs. Union: 4-6-4
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Union 1 (August 8, 2021)
Last meeting at Subaru Park: Revs 1, Union 0 (September 3, 2021)
READ: Preview | Revs host 1st-place Union aiming to stretch unbeaten run to five
WATCH: Arena | Union are "very consistent in the way they go about their business"
WATCH: Jones | "We know it's always a tough game" against visiting Philadelphia Union
READ: Bajraktarević debuts two days after becoming Revs' ninth HGP | "A learning experience"
WATCH: Highlights | Revs battle but Open Cup run ends in Round of 16, falling 1-0 to NYCFC
READ: Recap | Revs eliminated from U.S. Open Cup with 1-0 loss to NYCFC in extra time
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