WASHINGTON, D.C. – The New England Revolution visit D.C. United this evening at Audi Field in search of their seventh straight win in the series. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and airs on TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), Cozi TV (Western Mass.), 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 Omar Gonzalez, D Brandon Bye, M Matt Polster, M Sebastian Lletget, M Carles Gil ©, M Emmanuel Boateng, F Adam Buksa, F Justin Rennicks
- Tonight’s Starting XI features no changes from last Saturday’s victory over Charlotte FC, the first time this season Bruce Arena has rolled out the same lineup in consecutive matches.
- Adam Buksa makes his 60th MLS regular season appearance after scoring his first goal of the league campaign – and his third across all competitions – last Saturday. Buksa leads the team with four career goals in seven games against D.C. United.
- Buksa needs to see only 35 minutes of action to eclipse the 4,000-minute mark in tonight’s game. His rate of 0.52 goals per 90 minutes is tied with Gustavo Bou for second best in Revolution history.
- Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks collects his fourth consecutive start at forward. Rennicks has been a consistent threat in the attack, ranking third in MLS with 1.43 fouls won in the final third per 90 minutes.
- Revolution captain Carles Gil makes his eighth appearance and seventh start of the season. While eight different players have scored for New England, last year’s MLS MVP is the Revs’ leading scorer with three goals.
- Andrew Farrell becomes the second player in Revolution history to register 300 starts across all competitions, joining Matt Reis. The 10th-year defender is also making his 305th appearance in all competitions, tied with Shalrie Joseph for the most in Revolution history.
- Omar Gonzalez makes his 250th regular season appearance tonight, 24th most among active MLS players. The 33-year-old has featured in five league matches this season with three starts since signing with the Revolution back in December.
- Brandon Bye, who picked up an assist against Charlotte last Saturday, is tied for fifth among MLS defenders with nine chances created this season.
- DeJuan Jones starts for the seventh time this season and ranks tied for third among MLS defenders with two assists this season.
- Emmanuel Boateng makes his second straight start and sixth consecutive appearance. Boateng needs just 47 minutes to surpass the 7,000-minute mark for his MLS career.
- Sebastian Lletget has appeared in all seven matches this season, starting six, with one goal and one assist. Lletget’s next goal will be his 25th in MLS.
- Matt Polster, who leads the team with 10 interceptions this season, is coming off his first career goal-and-assist performance in MLS last week vs. Charlotte.
- Goalkeeper Brad Knighton notches his 85th MLS appearance tonight, starting for a fourth consecutive match. The Hickory, N.C. native is 1-1-2 in his career vs. D.C. United, with one clean sheet.
Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., F Jozy Altidore, M Noel Buck, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, D Henry Kessler, M Tommy McNamara, M Damian Rivera, M Arnór Traustason
- Jozy Altidore has played in six games this season, starting two, with one goal scored.
- Arnór Traustason owns two goals and eight assists in 32 games played with New England, including one assist this season.
- Tommy McNamara has appeared in seven matches with six starts this season. He owns six career assists against D.C. United, most on the team.
- Tonight’s bench features two Revolution Homegrown Players for the third consecutive match in Noel Buck of Arlington, Mass. and Damian Rivera of Cranston, R.I. Rivera made his second career MLS appearance with a shift off the bench two weeks ago against Inter Miami CF.
- Henry Kessler returns to the matchday roster after missing last week’s match against Charlotte due to illness.
- Wilfrid Kaptoum’s next appearance will be his 25th in MLS.