Revolution Lineup Notes | April 2 vs. New York Red Bulls


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution are back at home tonight to host the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and airs on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, Cozi TV, 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.

Starting XI: GK Brad Knighton, D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell, D Henry Kessler, D Brandon Bye; M Matt Polster, M Tommy McNamara, M Carles Gil ©, M Sebastian Lletget; F Jozy Altidore, F Justin Rennicks

Lineup Notes:

  • Tonight’s Starting XI features four changes from New England's most recent match on March 19 against Charlotte FC, as goalkeeper Brad Knighton, defenders Andrew Farrell and Henry Kessler, and forward Justin Rennicks start in place of Earl Edwards Jr., Omar Gonzalez, Jon Bell, and Emmanuel Boateng.
  • Brad Knighton suits up for his first start of the 2022 campaign. Knighton, in his club-record 12th season with the Revolution, owns a 3-1-1 career record against the Red Bulls.
  • Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks, a native of South Hamilton, Mass., features in the Starting XI for the first time since June 29, 2019, when the striker submitted his first MLS start in a 2-1 win over Houston. Rennicks made his season debut in New England’s loss at Charlotte FC, posting an 18-minute shift off the bench.
  • Former Red Bulls forward Jozy Altidore collects his second consecutive start for New England. Altidore, who made his pro debut under Bruce Arena with the Red Bulls in 2006, owns three goals and one assist against his former club.
  • Revolution captain Carles Gil owns a team-best eight assists over six career games played against New York, including a three-assist outing last May. The Revolution hold a 23-1-8 record across all competitions when Gil records an assist.
  • Matt Polster collects his 50th regular season appearance for the Revolution since joining the club in June 2020. Polster (9,742) is approaching 10,000 minutes played in MLS.
  • Sebastian Lletget has logged two goals and one assist through his first six appearances with New England, including two games played in SCCL. The eighth-year midfielder is one goal away from his 25th in MLS.
  • New York native Tommy McNamara collects his 180th MLS appearance tonight and remains the only Revolution player to start every league match this season.
  • Henry Kessler, also a native of New York, returns to the Starting XI after an injury that has kept him sidelined since New England’s 1-0 win over FC Dallas on March 5.
  • Andrew Farrell, celebrating his 30th birthday today, returns the starting lineup for the first time since March 12.
  • Outside backs Brandon Bye and DeJuan Jones (5) enter the weekend tied for seventh among the league’s top defenders in chances created. They each own one goal scored against the Red Bulls.

Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., M Emmanuel Boateng, F Adam Buksa, D A.J. DeLaGarza, D Omar Gonzalez, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Maciel, M Arnór Traustason, D Ryan Spaulding

Bench Notes:

  • Adam Buksa returns to the Revolution after helping the Poland Men’s National Team qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 win over Sweden on Tuesday. The Designated Player has netted two goals in five career games played against New York.
  • Emmanuel Boateng has registered three goals and four assists in 14 league appearances in a Revolution uniform.
  • Omar Gonzalez is three appearances away from his 250th in MLS.
  • Arnór Traustason has collected three assists in three career appearances against the Red Bulls.