Prematch Reading (April 29) | Top local stories ahead of tonight's marquee matchup in Foxborough

7_3_23 Brandon Bye vs. FC Cincinnati

Here is a roundup of this week’s local media coverage to get you ready for Matchday 10’s marquee showdown between the top two teams on the MLS table. Watch the first-place Revolution take on FC Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. ET on _MLS Season Pass_ on Apple TV, or listen on 98.5 The Sports Hub, SiriusXM FC (Ch. 157), and 1260 AM Nossa Radio. 

Stay up to date all season long by bookmarking some the top local destinations for Revolution coverage online: The Boston Globe, 98.5 The Sports Hub, the Boston Herald, and

Tonight’s match is more just a clash between the top two teams in the east. It is also a family affair as Bruce Arena coaches against his son, Cincinnati assistant coach Kenny Arena. The Boston Globe’s Frank Dell’Apa caught up with both Arenas this week before they face off later this evening. 

Hayden Bird of examines tonight’s matchup between the Revs and the Orange and Blue. 

The Boston Herald’s Rich Thompson examines tonight’s early-season battle for Eastern Conference supremacy. 

On Zolak and Bertrand this Thursday, Bruce Arena called tonight’s match a good “measuring stick” for the Revolution as they face the only other MLS team to reach the 20-point mark through nine games this season.

Revs great Shalrie Joseph once shared the Gillette Stadium pitch with Cincinnati’s head coach, Pat Noonan, who won three Eastern Conference titles with New England during his five-year tenure with the club. 

The Revolution have yet to lose in Foxborough this year, including Tuesday’s U.S. Open Cup win over Hartford Athletic. Rich Thompson recaps the Revs’ fifth home win of the year in six attempts across all competitions. 

Frank Dell’Apa also recaps the Revolution’s 2-1 win over Hartford in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.