FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will look to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games against Toronto FC at BMO Field tonight. The club’s first match in Canada since 2019 kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
Here is a closer look at tonight’s Revolution Starting XI. To view the Revolution’s complete match notes, click here.
Starting XI: GK Matt Turner, D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell, D Henry Kessler, D Brandon Bye, M Matt Polster, M Maciel, M Arnór_ Traustason, M Tajon Buchanan, F Gustavo Bou, F Adam Buksa_
- Tonight’s Starting XI features one change from the club’s last match on Sunday, August 8 against the Philadelphia Union, with Arnór Traustason starting in place of Tommy McNamara.
- Reigning MLS Player of the Month Gustavo Bou collects his 50th MLS regular season appearance tonight. Bou,the co-leader in the MLS Golden Boot race with 11 goals this season, has scored 10 goals in his last 12 appearances.
- Adam Buksa maintains his place as the only Revolution player to appear in every contest since the start of 2020. Buksa, second on the team with eight goals, leads the Revolution in shots (62) and shots on goal (22).
- Brampton, Ontario native and Canada Men’s National Team standout Tajon Buchanan suits up for his 15thappearance of the season. The third-year midfielder ranks second on the team in fouls won (37), third in goals (3), and tied for third in assists (3).
- Matt Polster makes his 20th appearance in as many games this season, with 18 starts. The central midfielder netted his first goal in a Revolution uniform in Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Union. His next start will be his 100thin MLS.
- Arnór Traustason returns to the Starting XI after appearing off the bench on Sunday as he makes his 14thstart and 19th appearance. The Icelandic winger has played in every game since joining the Revolution in April and ranks second on the team with four assists.
- 21-year-old midfielder Maciel collects his 14 appearance and his 12th start of the season.
- Matt Turner enters tonight needing one more win to set an MLS-career high. Turner, 1-1-2 in his career against Toronto, recorded eight wins in each of the last three seasons and is 8-2-4 in 2021. The American international is unbeaten over his last nine games played, including six appearances for the United States in the Concacaf Gold Cup.
- Andrew Farrell is now two appearances shy of matching New England’s club record for league games played (261), held jointly by Shalrie Joseph and Diego Fagundez. The center back is tied for the MLS lead in minutes played (1,710) this season.
- Brandon Bye logs his 95th MLS appearance tonight. Bye, who has started 18 of his 19 appearances this season, ranks second on the team with 1,556 minutes played.
- DeJuan Jones posts his 17th appearance of the season, all starts. The third-year defender has recorded one goal and three assists this season, while ranking second on the team in interceptions (28).
- Henry Kessler registers his third consecutive starts since returning from the Gold Cup with the U.S. Men’s National Team. The second-year defender makes his 15th appearance and 12th start of the season.
Bench: GK Brad Knighton, D Christian Mafla, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Emmanuel Boateng, M Scott Caldwell, M Tommy McNamara, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Damian Rivera, F Teal Bunbury
- The reigning USL League One Player of the Week, Homegrown Player and midfielder Damian Rivera, makes his second appearance of the season on the MLS matchday roster. The 18-year-old from Cranston, R.I. has appeared in 14 USL League One games Revolution II and paces the side with four goals.
- Tommy McNamara has appeared in every contest this season, including nine starts. He assisted Matt Polster’s opening goal in Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Union, his third helper of the year.
- Scott Caldwell has played in six games this season, including a 15-minute performance off the bench in Sunday’s win. The Homegrown Player from Braintree, Mass. is one appearance shy of surpassing Kelyn Rowe (222) for seventh-most MLS appearances in Revolution history.
- Teal Bunbury, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, has played in 16 matches of the club’s 19 matches to date. The Ontario-born forward leads the Revolution roster with four goals in 23 games played against Toronto.