FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution visit FC Dallas tonight for a 9:00 p.m. ET kickoff at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The match airs locally on WSBK-TV38 and myRITV, as well as on the radio at 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA. The match is also available on ESPN+ for out-of-market viewers.
Here is a breakdown of today’s Revolution Starting XI. To view the Revolution’s complete match notes, click here.
Starting XI (4-2-3-1): GK Matt Turner; D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell, D Jon Bell, D Brandon Bye; M Maciel, M Matt Polster; LM Tajon Buchanan, CAM Carles Gil ©, RMArnór Traustason; F Gustavo Bou
· The Revolution will start the night in a 4-2-3-1 with three changes in the Starting XI from the club’s most recent match against the New York Red Bulls last Wednesday. Jon Bell, Maciel, and Arnór Traustason start in place of Henry Kessler, Tommy McNamara and Teal Bunbury.
· New England’s Starting XI features the two most recent MLS Players of the Week in Matt Turner (Week 8) and Carles Gil (Week 9), marking the fourth time in club history that two Revolution players earn MLS Player of the Week honors consecutively. Gil carried the Revolution’s attack in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the New York Red Bulls with his first three-assist performance in MLS.
· Gil enters tonight’s match on a career-best streak of five consecutive games with an assist. The 28-year-old Spanish midfielder is the second player in MLS history to collect 10 assists through 10 games, including helpers on five consecutive Revolution goals. Gil’s 10 assists lead MLS and are double the second-place total.
· Turner, who leads MLS goalkeepers in wins this season (7), will make his second career start against FC Dallas. The sixth-year goalkeeper is one win shy matching his personal best in a single season.
· Andrew Farrell registers his 250th MLS appearance in tonight’s match, all with New England. The ninth-year defender becomes the fourth player to play 250 MLS games in a Revs uniform and is 58 minutes away from becoming the third Revs player to eclipse 22,000 minutes played, joining Shalrie Joseph and Matt Reis.
· Farrell, Gil and Turner enter tonight’s match as the only three Revolution players to start each game and play every minute this season.
· Farrell features in New England’s starting backline along with Jon Bell, DeJuan Jones and Brandon Bye. Jones and Bye each collect their 10th start of the season and have logged five and six straight full 90-minute shifts, respectively.
· Bell joins fellow Revolution II graduate Maciel in the Starting XI, marking the fourth time the pair appears together in New England’s starting lineup. Bell opened his MLS account in his most recent start, a complete 90-minute outing on June 19 at New York City FC. Maciel has appeared in six games this season, including a 45-minute shift in Wednesday’s victory.
· Gustavo Bou, who delivered the game-winner in Wednesday’s victory, has scored a goal in three consecutive games and is one shy of his career-best streak of four straight contests with a tally. Bou is tied with Adam Buksa (4) for the team lead in goals scored.
· Tajon Buchanan scored his second goal of the season on Wednesday and surpassed 2,000 minutes played in MLS. Buchanan is tied for the league lead in fouls won in the final third (13).
· Matt Polster continues to appear in every contest, starting all but one. Polster enters tonight’s match 59 minutes away from eclipsing 8,000 minutes played in MLS. The central midfielder ranks second on the team in tackles won (15).
· Arnór Traustason returns to the Starting XI after submitting a 20-minute performance off the bench on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Icelandic winger owns 11 shots, six on goal, in nine games played this season.
Bench: GK Brad Knighton, D Henry Kessler, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Tommy McNamara, M Scott Caldwell, M Emmanuel Boateng, F Teal Bunbury, F Adam Buksa, F Edward Kizza
- Adam Buksa leads the team in shots (32) and shots on goal (10). The 24-year-old Polish striker has appeared in every game, including six starts.
- Teal Bunbury recorded his second start of the season on Wednesday and has appeared in seven contests this season. The 12th-year forward is two appearances shy of his 300th in MLS.
- Tommy McNamara has appeared in every game this season, including a full 90-minute shift in Wednesday’s win. McNamara leads the Revolution with two goals scored in five career appearances against FC Dallas.
- Henry Kessler has appeared in all but two games this season. The second-year defender ranks second on the team in clearances (32) and headed clearances (15).
- Scott Caldwell has submitted consecutive appearances off the bench over the last two matches. The Braintree, Mass. native and Homegrown Product owns 218 career appearances, all with New England.
- Edward Kizza continues to appear on New England’s matchday roster in every contest this season. Kizza, the Revolution’s first-round selection in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, has played in five games.