FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution, winners of six of their last seven games, are kicking off a two-game homestand tonight against D.C. United at Gillette Stadium. The 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff will air locally on TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio. Here is a breakdown of tonight’s Revolution Starting XI. To view the Revolution’s complete match notes, click here.
Starting XI: GK Matt Turner, D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell, D Henry Kessler, D A.J. DeLaGarza; M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Maciel; M Tommy McNamara, M Arnór Traustason; F Teal Bunbury, F Gustavo Bou ©
- Bruce Arena’s Starting XI features four changes from Saturday’s win in Toronto. A.J. DeLaGarza replaces Brandon Bye at right back, Teal Bunbury starts in place of Adam Buksa, Wilfrid Kaptoum steps in for Matt Polster, and Tommy McNamara replaces Tajon Buchanan.
- Andrew Farrell will reach yet another club milestone tonight. In the 26th minute, he will pass Shalrie Joseph for the most MLS minutes played in a Revolution uniform. Tonight is Farrell’s 260th league appearance, one away from tying the Revs’ club record.
- Matt Turner is unbeaten in his last 10 starts in net, including six shutouts, across his time with the Revolution and the U.S. Men’s National Team. The sixth-year pro owns a 5-1-2 record against D.C. United with two clean sheets.
- Gustavo Bou, the owner of 11 goals in the last 13 games, enters Wednesday only one tally behind Seattle’s Raul Ruidíaz (13) for the lead in the MLS Golden Boot Race. Bou has scored 0.60 goals per 90 minutes played in MLS, tied with Taylor Twellman the best rate in club history.
- Arnór Traustason records his 20th appearance. The Revs are 12-2-2 when the Icelandic international starts, with an unbeaten 5-0-1 mark at home.
- Teal Bunbury, making his fifth start of the year, ownssix goals and two assists in 23 MLS appearances against D.C. United. His next goal will be his 45th in a Revolution uniform.
- The Revolution are an unbeaten 6-0-3 when* Tommy McNamara is in the starting lineup.McNamara has appeared in all 20 matches to date and makes his 10th start of the campaign tonight. Maciel records his 15th MLS appearance and 13th start. The Brazilian will reach 1,000 MLS minutes played in the sixth minute of tonight’s contest.
- DeJuan Jones logs his 18th start of the season and his fifth in a row at right back. Jones’ four primary assists are tied for second most among all MLS defenders.
- Henry Kessler* has now started 13 of the team’s 21 games this season in central defense. Tonight makes four consecutive starts for the second-year pro since his return from the Concacaf Gold Cup. A.J. DeLaGarza earns his third start of the season and the 13th of his career against D.C. United.
Bench: GK Brad Knighton, GK Earl Edwards Jr., D Collin Verfurth, D Christian Mafla, M Tajon Buchanan, M Emmanuel Boateng, M Scott Caldwell, M Damian Rivera, F Adam Buksa
- Adam Buksa, who this week was named to the Poland National Team roster for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers, has scored three goals in five career games against D.C. United.
- Tajon Buchanan has totaled a career-high four goals and three assists on the year, including the opening goal in his hometown Toronto on Saturday.
- A pair of Revolution II regulars are available on the bench tonight in Damian Rivera and Collin Verfurth. This is Rivera’s second consecutive game on the bench for the MLS squad, and Verfurth’s first appearance on the bench since July 31.
- Scott Caldwell has appeared off the bench in four of the last six games.