Prematch Reading (April 15) | Top stories ahead of Saturday night's clash with the Columbus Crew

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Get ready for the Revolution’s Matchday 8 meeting with the Columbus Crew by catching up on the week’s latest local news coverage. Watch the 7:30 p.m. kickoff from Field for free on the Apple TV app. Listen to the local radio call from Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies on 98.5 The Sports Hub, or listen in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

Through the first seven games, the Revolution’s 16 points this season are two more than their total at the same point of the 2021 season (4-1-2, 14 pts.), which saw New England set new league records with 73 points and 2.15 points per game. Frank Dell’Apa caught up with Bruce Arena to discuss the keys to the Revs’ fast start and how challenging it will be to maintain that pace.

On The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand this Thursday, Bruce Arena examined the strengths of this weekend’s opponent, which he said presents the team’s toughest challenge since the Revs’ only loss of the season, March 12 at LAFC.

98.5 The Sports Hub – April 15, 2023

Give your eyes a rest and settle into some prematch listening with the latest one-hour episode of The Soccer Show. DJ Bean gets your ready for Matchday 8 with conversations with a trio of former New England players, including Matt Reis, who commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings by remembering his firsthand experience from the finish line on Boylston Street on that tragic day.

Finish your prematch prep by revisiting the keys to victory from last weekend’s rout of CF Montreal.’s Hayden Bird examines his top four takeaways from the decisive win, as the Revs hope to carry that momentum into tonight’s meeting with the high-flying Crew.