BRONX, New York – The New England Revolution will look to extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games as they visit Eastern Conference rival New York City FC for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff tonight at Yankee Stadium (TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, 1260 AM Nossa Radio).
Here is a closer look at tonight’s Revolution Starting XI. To view the Revolution’s complete match notes, click here.
Starting XI: GK Matt Turner, D Christian Mafla, D Andrew Farrell ©, D Henry Kessler, D DeJuan Jones; M Tommy McNamara, M Maciel; M Arnór Traustason, M Emmanuel Boateng; F Adam Buksa, F Teal Bunbury
- Today’s Starting XI features three changes from last Saturday’s 4-1 win over FC Cincinnati as Maciel, Arnór Traustason, and Teal Bunbury start in place of Scott Caldwell, Tajon Buchanan, and Gustavo Bou.
- Andrew Farrell makes his 262nd MLS appearance tonight, surpassing Shalrie Joseph and Diego Fagundez for the most regular season appearances in Revolution club history. Farrell, also New England’s standalone leader in starts and minutes, leads MLS in minutes played this season.
- Matt Turner is unbeaten over his last 12 starts, including his appearances for the United States in the Concacaf Gold Cup. Turnerowns a career-high 11 wins this season and a 3-2-2 all-time record against New York City FC.
- Adam Buksa starts at striker after collecting his second brace of the season in Saturday’s win. Buksa, who will join Poland for UEFA World Cup Qualifiers after this match, owns 10 goals this season – two behind Gustavo Bou for the team lead and tied for fifth league-wide.
- Teal Bunbury logs his sixth start of the season and his second in the last three matches. The 12-year MLS veteran has netted three goals over 12 career appearances against New York City FC.
- Emmanuel Boateng appears in New England’s Starting XI for the second consecutive match. The midfielder, collecting his 70th MLS start tonight, owns one goal and two assists in his last two games played.
- Maciel makes his 17th appearance of the season, a new career high for the second-year pro after he made 16 appearances with Revolution II in USL League One in 2020.
- Arnór Traustason returns to the Starting XI and logs his 21st appearance of the season. Traustason ranks second on the team in assists (5) and fifth in shots (24).
- Former NYCFC midfielder* Tommy McNamara, a native of West Nyack, New York, remains one of three Revolution players to appear in every match this season, alongside Buksa* and Farrell. McNamara netted the game-winning goal, an 88th-minute strike, in New England’s last meeting against New York City FC- a 3-2 win on June 19 at Red Bull Arena. That match was also New York’s last home loss.
- DeJuan Jones’ six combined goals and assists this season rank tied for second most among MLS defenders. Jones is making his seventh MLS start at right back.
- New York City native Henry Kessler suits up for his 40th MLS appearance tonight. The second-year defender has posted 90-minute shifts in each of his last eight appearances.
- Christian Mafla features in New England’s Starting XI for the second straight game as he makes his fifth start of the season.
Bench: GK Brad Knighton, D A.J. DeLaGarza, D Collin Verfurth, M Scott Caldwell, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Matt Polster, F Justin Rennicks, F Gustavo Bou, F Edward Kizza
- Gustavo Bou, New England’s leading scorer with 12 tallies, enters the weekend two goals behind Seattle’s Raul Ruidiaz for the lead in the Golden Boot race. The Argentinian striker owns two goals and one assist in five career appearances against New York City FC.
- Matt Polster _is available off the bench after missing the last two matches with a minor injury. Polster has appeared in 20 games this season, starting all but two.
- The Revolution have won all eight games in which Scott Caldwell has appeared this season. The Homegrown Player from Braintree, Mass. posted a 62-minute performance in his first start of the season last Saturday.
- Tonight’s matchday roster features three first-team players who are regular contributors for Revolution II: Edward Kizza, Justin Rennicks and Collin Verfurth. Rennicks, a Homegrown Player from Beverly, Mass., appeared off the bench in last Saturday’s win, while *Kizza *_has played in seven games this season.