New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC
Saturday, July 30 | 8 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Partly cloudy | High 88 | Low 63
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. for Season Members)
Gates open at 7 p.m. (6:45 p.m. for Season Members)
Kickoff vs. Toronto FC at 8 p.m.
BRING THE FOOD PRESENTED BY UNITEDHEALTHCARE
Fans are encouraged to bring canned/non-perishable food items to the game on Saturday night, with donations benefitting the Providence Rescue Mission, which has a mission to reach the homeless and needy of Rhode Island's urban centers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ while providing physical, emotional, educational and rehabilitative services at no expense to those in need.
Donation bins will be located outside all main stadium entry points, and for each item donated, fans will receive a ticket that could be pulled for Suite upgrades, the opportunity to participate in the Center Circle pregame, and Revolution prize packs.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: WBZ, myRITV (Rhode Island)
Pregame Coverage: "Revolution Kickoff" begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on WBZ
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
RECENT FORM VS. TORONTO FC
This will be the first of two regular-season meetings between the Revs and Toronto FC, who will square off again less than three weeks later at BMO Field. Goals from Tajon Buchanan and Gustavo Bou lifted the Revs to a 2-1 road win the last time these teams met in August 2021, snapping the Revolution's six-game winless run (0-4-2) in the series. TFC did, however, claim a 3-2 win on their most recent visit to Gillette Stadium last July, one of only two visiting teams to beat the Revolution during their Supporters' Shield winning season.
Toronto struggled to a 13th-place finish in the Eastern Conference last season and got off to a similar start to the current campaign, currently once again 13th in the East. But there's renewed hope north of the border, as debuts for Italy National Team regulars Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi sparked TFC to a dominant 4-0 win over Charlotte FC this past weekend. Insigne registered one assist in 45 minutes of action, while Bernardeschi was also taken off at halftime after picking up one goal and one assist.
New England, meanwhile, closed out a three-game road swing this past weekend with a hard-fought, 0-0 draw against the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field. It was the Revolution's fourth shutout of the season and earned them a valuable point in the Eastern Conference playoff race following back-to-back losses to New York City FC and the Philadelphia Union. Now, for the first time since early July, the Revs will return to Foxborough, where they're 4-2-4 on the season and unbeaten in their last seven home games (3-0-4).
Just four points separate the 10th-place Revs (6-7-8, 26 pts.) and 13th-place TFC (6-12-4, 22 pts.), making Saturday night's showdown another critical six-point swing in the East.
Overall Record vs. Toronto FC: 14-10-11
Home Record vs. Toronto FC: 10-4-5
Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Toronto FC 3, Revs 2 (July 7, 2021)
Last meeting at BMO Field: Revs 2, Toronto FC 1 (August 14, 2021)
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SHOW YOUR COLORS
The Revs will be sporting their new 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.
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.