Revolution Lineup Notes | August 17 at Toronto FC


TORONTO – The New England Revolution carry their four-game shutout streak and two-game winning streak into tonight’s away match at Toronto FC, set for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at BMO Field. The match airs locally on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, and CoziTV, with radio coverage on 98.5 The Sports Hub, SiriusXM FC (Channel 157), and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

Starting XI: GK Djordje Petrović; LB DeJuan Jones, D Christian Makoun, D Omar Gonzalez, D Andrew Farrell, RB Brandon Bye; M Tommy McNamara, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Emmanuel Boateng, M Carles Gil ©; F Justin Rennicks

  • Bruce Arena, who owns a club-best .620 winning percentage in 100 regular season games with New England, deploys two changes to his Starting XI from last Saturday’s win vs. D.C. United: Christian Makoun and Omar Gonzalez start in place of Henry Kessler and Damian Rivera.
  • Djordje Petrović looks to become the first Revolution goalkeeper to collect five consecutive clean sheets. Petrović has compiled five shutouts and a 4-2-5 record through his first 11 starts. The MLS newcomer ranks among the league’s top three in goals-against average (1.00 – 3rd) and save percentage (80.0 – 2nd).
  • Christian Makoun makes first start and second appearance with the Revolution since joining the team via trade on August 4, 2022. The Venezuelan defender made his club debut last weekend with an 11-minute shift in the shutout win.
  • Andrew Farrell is 80 minutes away from 26,000 MLS minutes played. Farrell, a 10-year MLS veteran, is already the club leader in minutes, starts, and appearances.
  • Tonight marks DeJuan Jones’ 80th regular season start. The defender has recorded five assists on the season, one behind teammate Brandon Bye (6), who starts on the opposite flank.
  • Omar Gonzalez starts against his former club as he returns to the starting lineup for the first time since June 12. The defender spent three seasons with Toronto from 2019-21, registering 64 appearances.
  • This season, Wilfrid Kaptoum leads all MLS midfielders (min. 10 dribbles) with a dribble success rate of 85.71 percent.
  • Tommy McNamara appears in his 199th MLS match. The midfielder has earned three assists in his last two games, giving him four on the season.
  • Emmanuel Boateng makes his seventh start of the season, marking the third time this season he has started back-to-back games. Boateng owns two goals and three assists in just over 700 minutes played this year.
  • Carles Gil has scored three goals in four games against Toronto FC, including his first professional brace in March 2019, which was only his third game after joining New England.
  • Homegrown forward Justin Rennicks makes his fourth consecutive start, his eighth of the season.

Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., M Esmir Bajraktarevic, D Jon Bell, M Noel Buck, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Matt Polster, D Ben Reveno, M Damian Rivera, D Ryan Spaulding

Bench Notes:

  • Esmir Bajraktarevic is on the first team’s bench for the second straight match as he seeks his MLS debut. The 17-year-old was signed as the club’s ninth Homegrown Player earlier this year.
  • Noel Buck is back on the matchday squad following his MLS debut on Saturday. The Arlington native logged 27 minutes and joins Bajraktarevic and Damian Rivera as one of three Revolution Academy products available to Bruce Arena off the bench.
  • Among the available defensive options are three Revolution II alumni: Jon Bell, Ben Reveno, and Ryan Spaulding.