MATCHDAY GUIDE | Revs vs. Philadelphia Union (October 21, 2023)



New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union

Saturday, October 21 | 6 p.m.

Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.

Predicted Weather: Rain | High 63 | Low 48


Parking lots open at 4 p.m. (3 p.m. for Season Members)

Gates open at 5 p.m. (4:45 p.m. for Season Members)

Kickoff vs. Philadelphia Union at 6 p.m.


Click HERE for more information on the Noche Latina celebrations taking place on Saturday.


Get your hands on the third and final fan-designed poster this season in Posters by Supporters presented by Santander. This match’s design winner is Alison Ouellette. Get to ticket gates early on Saturday to grab your posters while supplies last. Limited quantities available.

10.21 Poster Giveaway


TV/Streaming: FREE on Apple TV

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


Fans attending Saturday's match are encouraged to bring winter gear (gloves, hats, scarves, etc.) for donation to Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts, whose mission is to empower the Latin American community in Massachusetts through the provision of essential services and encouraging participation in cultural and civic activities.

Donations will be accepted at all Gillette Stadium points of entry beginning at 4 p.m. and ending at 6:15 p.m., and fans who donate will receive a car air freshener courtesy of the Revolution and Dan O'Brien Automotive Group.


It's been five months since the first meeting of the season between the Revs and Union back on May 20, when a second-half blitz saw Philadelphia claim a 3-0 win at Subaru Park. That result leaves the Revs winless in their last three meetings with the Union (0-2-1) dating back to the start of last season, a stretch that does include a 1-1 draw in the most recent meeting at Gillette Stadium in May 2022. New England did, however, have a stretch of recent success against Philly, going 3-0-1 during a four-game span from their playoff meeting in 2020 through the end of the 2021 campaign.

Decision Day presents a critical opportunity for the Revs (14-9-10, 52 pts.) to not only fight their way into the top four of the Eastern Conference (and claim homefield advantage in the process), but also to get back on track following three straight one-goal losses since the start of October. The Revs enter the regular-season finale two points back of fourth-place Columbus and three points back of third-place Philadelphia, and would clinch a top-four finish in the East with a win AND a Columbus loss (vs. CF Montréal), or a win over the Union by three or more goals. With just one game left on the calendar, the Revs could still finish anywhere between third and seventh in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia (15-8-10, 55 pts.) maintains that three-point lead over New England and would lock up third place in the East with a win on Saturday, while guaranteeing a top-four finish with a draw. The Union have lost just once in their last 12 league games (5-1-6) dating back to early July and they'll carry an eight-game unbeaten run into Decision Day, but it's been a somewhat frustrating run for the defending Eastern Conference champions with six draws during that stretch (2-0-6). They've been much improved away from home in the second half of the season, going 2-1-2 on their last five road trips.

As the name implies, there is much to be determined on Decision Day, as Saturday night's showdown with the Union will decide exactly where the Revs finish in the East and who they'll face in the opening round of the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.

Overall Record vs. Philadelphia: 10-21-8
Home Record vs. Philadelphia: 5-6-5

Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 1, Union 1 (May 28, 2022)
Last meeting at Subaru Park: Union 3, Revs 0 (May 20, 2023)

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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.

Carles Gil | Liberty kit 2022