Preview | Revs aim to stay unbeaten at home, host CF Montréal tonight (7:30 p.m., MLS Season Pass on Apple TV)


MLS Regular Season | Match #7
New England Revolution vs. CF Montréal
Saturday, April 8 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.

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New England Revolution
3rd in Eastern Conference (4-1-1, 13 pts.)
Last Result | 1-1 draw vs. New York City FC

Carles Gil returned to the starting XI for the first time since March 4 and scored his first goal of the season midway through the second half, but NYCFC found a late equalizer through Talles Magno as the Revs settled for a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium last Saturday night. The result moved the Revs to 4-1-1 overall and 2-0-1 at home, now one point off the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

A home-heavy month of April continues this weekend against CF Montréal, while the Revs will play three more games in Foxborough – league games against Sporting Kansas City and FC Cincinnati, plus a U.S. Open Cup showdown with Hartford Athletic – before the month is done. It’s a vital stretch for the Revs, who will then be on the road for four of five games in the month of May.

CF Montréal
15th in Eastern Conference (1-4-0, 3 pts.)
Last Result | 5-0 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

It’s been a difficult start to life under new head coach Hernán Losada in Montréal, last year’s second-place finishers in the Eastern Conference currently sitting at the foot of the table. It’s still very early, but through six matchdays Montréal have scored the fewest goals in the East (3) and conceded the most (12), with all three of those goals scored in their lone win, a 3-2 victory over the 10-man Philadelphia Union at Olympic Stadium.

Montréal have yet to score a goal in four previous road games, suffering shutout losses at Inter Miami CF (2-0), Austin FC (1-0), Nashville SC (2-0), and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5-0). They’re one of five teams leaguewide yet to pick up a point on their travels.


Revolution midfielder Carles Gil
Carles Gil told media on Tuesday afternoon that he feels “much better” after recovering from the muscle injury that limited him to just two substitute appearances during a three-game stretch, and that appeared to be the case as he scored his first goal of the season during a 90-minute performance against NYCFC last weekend.

Gil, who now has one goal and two assists in a little more than 300 minutes played this season, is always a key figure for the Revolution, but he could play a particularly important role on Saturday night against a Montréal team that has struggled defensively through the early part of the campaign.

Montréal forward Romell Quioto
Goals have been hard to come by for Montréal through the early part of the season, but their dangerman continues to be Romell Quioto. The Honduran forward has scored two of Montréal’s three goals this season, including a dramatic 98th-minute winner against Philadelphia on March 18.

Quioto, who has been with Montréal since 2020 after spending three seasons with Houston Dynamo FC, had a career year in 2022 with a team-leading 15 goals and six assists. He was particularly lethal against the Revs, notching two goals and two assists in two appearances against New England last year.


Carles Gil made his first start since March 4, Andrew Farrell made his 2023 debut off the bench, and both Dylan Borrero and Christian Makoun returned from international duty to feature against New York City FC last weekend as the Revs inch closer to having a full squad available for selection.

Latif Blessing (who received stitches for a cut on his leg) and Matt Polster (illness) missed that NYCFC match, but both returned to full training this week and are expected to be available on Saturday.

Four players remain listed as out for the Revolution: Nacho Gil (right leg), Jacob Jackson (left ACL), Maciel (left Achilles), and Tommy McNamara (left leg).

The visitors will be without eight players on Saturday night: George Campbell (ankle), Matko Miljevic (knee), James Pantemis (shoulder), Jojea Kwizera (hamstring), Lassi Lappalainen (left leg), Jules Vilsaint (right leg), and Samuel Piette (adductor) are all about because of injury, while Rudy Camacho will serve a one-game suspension.


New England Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena
“Montréal will be a difficult opponent. Every team in this league, we’re pretty comparable. Maybe there’s a couple teams ahead of everyone else, but the remaining 20-something teams are very similar. So, we’ve got to be prepared to play well on Saturday in order to get three points.”

New England Revolution defender Henry Kessler
“I think it's different coming off the best regular season ever and coming off missing the playoffs, so those are different feelings. I think a lot of my preparation personally has been the same. Team-wise, I think we're more cohesive this year. In terms of preparation, I don't think there's anything drastically different, but definitely more team cohesion.”