Preview | Revs wrap up road-heavy stretch Saturday afternoon at New York City FC


MLS Regular Season | Match #16
New England Revolution at New York City FC
Saturday, June 3 | 3:30 p.m. ET
Yankee Stadium | Bronx, N.Y.

Watch: FREE on Apple TV
     - English Talent: Tony Husband (play-by-play), Taylor Twellman (analyst)
     - Spanish Talent: Bruno Vain (play-by-play), Andres Agulla (analyst)
Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
     - English Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Charlie Davies (analyst)


New England Revolution
4th in Eastern Conference (7-3-5, 26 pts.)
Last Result | 3-3 draw at Atlanta United FC

It’s been a wild week for the Revs, who’ve played to consecutive 3-3 draws with Chicago Fire FC and Atlanta United FC in the span of just five days. New England raced out to a 2-0 lead on Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium only to see the hosts storm back to take a 3-2 lead in the 87th minute, but Carles Gil popped up with his second goal of the night three minutes into stoppage time to rescue a point for the Revolution.

Winless in their last four league games (0-2-2), the Revs are wrapping up a road-heavy portion of the schedule that has seen them play five of six games on the road since the beginning of May. They’ll return to Foxborough for the rest of June, hosting Inter Miami CF (June 10), Orlando City SC (June 17), and Toronto FC (June 24) in the coming weeks.

New York City FC
14th in Eastern Conference (4-7-4, 16 pts.)
Last Result | 3-1 loss vs. FC Cincinnati

A six-game winless run (0-5-1) has seen NYCFC slip all the way to 14th in the Eastern Conference standings, just a single point ahead of last-place Inter Miami CF. They’ve scored just five goals during that six-game stretch, as their attack has struggled to find a rhythm since their last victory on April 22.

NYCFC have often been able to rely on home form during difficult periods, but Nick Cushing’s side has suffered back-to-back 3-1 losses to the Philadelphia Union (at Citi Field) and FC Cincinnati (at Yankee Stadium) within the past week. Wednesday night’s loss to Shield-leading Cincinnati was NYCFC’s first loss in four games at Yankee Stadium this season (2-1-1).


Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrović
New England’s current winless run has coincided with a marked increase in goals conceded, as the Revs have allowed 11 goals in their last four games after conceding just nine in their first 11 matches. That means goalkeeper Djordje Petrović has been under increased pressure, and the Revs could need him to be at his best on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

The good news is that Petrović has historically been sharp against NYCFC, putting together one of his best performances in a seven-save shutout effort last September. The 23-year-old Serbian was even stellar in the 4-2 loss to NYCFC last July, making seven saves, including a first-half penalty kick.

NYCFC forward Talles Magno
New York City FC have parted ways with several attacking weapons in recent years – most notably Taty Castellanos and Maxi Moralez – but 20-year-old forward Talles Magno remains a threat. The young Brazilian broke out with seven goals and 10 assists last season, while he has registered three goals and one assist in 14 appearances in 2023.

One of Magno’s three goals this year was against the Revs in the 1-1 draw on April 1, as the 6-foot-1 striker headed home a corner kick in the late stages. Magno has now scored in two of his last three appearances against the Revs, having also scored in last year’s 4-2 win at Yankee Stadium.


New England will once again be without seven players for Saturday afternoon’s visit to Yankee Stadium: Dylan Borrero (ACL surgery), Brandon Bye (left shoulder), Nacho Gil (right leg), Henry Kessler (hamstring surgery), Maciel (left Achilles), Tommy McNamara (left leg), and Damian Rivera (Costa Rica Under-23 National Team).

Gustavo Bou, meanwhile, returned to the Revolution’s matchday squad for the midweek draw with Atlanta after missing four games with a left leg injury, though he was an unused substitute.

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New England Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena
“They have a good team. They’re coming off two bad results, or not good results for them anyway, and I think they are obviously going to be really primed for this game. They know that they need to get some points, so I think it's going to be a real difficult game. They've got an experienced team, good midfield players, and Yankee Stadium is always a difficult venue to play in.”

New England Revolution midfielder Matt Polster
“It’s definitely different than other stadiums across the league. Obviously, it’s in a baseball diamond so the angles of the field are a little bit off, but we can’t make excuses. We’ve played there plenty of times, plenty of guys have played there in that environment, so we need to make sure we get that out of our head, focus on the game at hand, and get those three points.”