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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution host Charlotte FC tonight at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and airs on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.

Starting XI: GK Brad Knighton, D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell, D Omar Gonzalez, D Brandon Bye, M Matt Polster, M Sebastian Lletget, M Carles Gil ©, M Emmanuel Boateng, F Adam Buksa, F Justin Rennicks

Lineup Notes:

  • Tonight’s Starting XI features four changes from last Saturday’s match at Inter Miami CF with Omar Gonzalez, Brandon Bye, Emmanuel Boateng, and Adam Buksa starting in place of Henry Kessler, Ryan Spaulding, Tommy McNamara, and Arnór Traustason.
  • Adam Buksa returns to New England’s Starting XI after serving a one-game red card suspension. The Polish striker scored twice in SCCL action and is still in search of his first goal in league play this season.
  • Pairing up with Buksa to form New England’s striker duo is Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks, who collects his third consecutive start. A native of South Hamilton, Mass., Rennicks netted his first career MLS goal in last Saturday’s match at Inter Miami CF.
  • Revolution captain Carles Gil registers his 75th MLS appearance tonight. The Spaniard leads New England with three goals scored, including one against Charlotte, and ranks among MLS leaders in successful crosses (1st - 20), chances created (3rd - 18), and fouls won (4th - 19).
  • Emmanuel Boateng collects his fifth straight appearance and his 75th career MLS start. The eighth-year midfielder owns three goals and four assists in 16 league appearances with the Revolution.
  • Matt Polster has also played in every game this season and started all but one. The 28-year-old midfielder is 78 minutes away from reaching 10,000 minutes played in MLS.
  • Sebastian Lletget has appeared in all six MLS matches this season, starting five, with one goal and one assist. Lletget is 64 minutes away from eclipsing 12,000 career minutes played in MLS.
  • Goalkeeper Brad Knighton, a native of Hickory, N.C., makes his third start of the season in net for New England. Knighton owns a 10-7-6 career record over 23 appearances at Gillette Stadium, including four clean sheets.
  • Brandon Bye returns to the Starting XI after missing last weekend’s match with a minor leg injury. Bye has appeared in four games this season, all starts, with one goal scored.
  • DeJuan Jones suits up for his 75th MLS appearance tonight. Jones, who collected an assist in last Saturday’s match, ranks among top MLS defenders in assists (T-1st - 2) and chances created (4th - 9).
  • With Henry Kessler unavailable for selection due to illness, Andrew Farrell and Omar Gonzalez form New England’s pairing in central defense.
  • Farrell records his 275th start in MLS tonight, the most in club history.
  • Gonzalez makes his 249th league appearance, 24th most among active players, as he moves within one game of his 250th MLS game.

Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., GK Jacob Jackson, F Jozy Altidore, M Noel Buck, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Tommy McNamara, M Damian Rivera, M Arnór Traustason

Bench Notes:

  • Jozy Altidore has played in all eight games across all competitions games this season.
  • Arnór Traustason logged his first assist of the season in last weekend’s match at Inter Miami.
  • Tonight’s bench features two Revolution Homegrown Players in Noel Buck and Damian Rivera. Rivera, the leading scorer for Revolution II in MLS NEXT Pro this season, made his second career MLS appearance with a shift off the bench last weekend.
  • Tommy McNamara is available on the bench tonight after making six starts to begin the MLS season.