CHESTER, Pa. – The New England Revolution (6-6-7; 25 pts.) are in Pennsylvania tonight to face the Philadelphia Union (9-2-9; 36 pts.). Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at Subaru Park. The match airs locally on WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), Cozi TV (Western Mass.), 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
Starting XI: GK Djordje Petrović; D DeJuan Jones, D Jon Bell, D Henry Kessler, D Brandon Bye; M Matt Polster, M Tommy McNamara; M Dylan Borrero, M Carles Gil ©, M Sebastian Lletget; F Gustavo Bou
- Bruce Arena deploys two changes to the Starting XI from last Saturday’s match at New York City FC, as defender Jon Bell and midfielder Matt Polster start in place of Andrew Farrell (red card suspension) and Wilfrid Kaptoum, respectively.
- Gustavo Bou logged his second regular season brace last Saturday at New York City FC. The Argentinian forward has netted six goals with one assist over his last seven appearances. His next goal will move him into a tie for the team lead.
- Carles Gil, named a 2022 MLS All-Star earlier this week, enters the weekend tied for the MLS lead in assists (10). His three 10-assist seasons are tied with Lee Nguyen for the most in Revolution history.
- Gil’s next assist will lift him into a tie with Diego Fagundez (44) for third place on New England’s all-time list.
- Dylan Borrero features in the starting lineup for the seventh consecutive game. The 20-year-old winger from Colombia owns two goals and one assist since making his MLS debut on May 21.
- Sebastian Lletget records his 175th MLS appearance tonight. With an assist in tonight’s match, Lletget will match his career-long streak of three consecutive games with a helper.
- Matt Polster logs his second appearance and first start since June 15 against Orlando City SC. Both of Polster’s goals in 2021 were scored against the Union.
- Tommy McNamara has played in all but one match this season. McNamara ranks fourth on the team in pass percentage (87.2) and fifth in minutes played (1,281).
- DeJuan Jones suits up for his 75th MLS start tonight. Jones has logged five assists, tied for his career high, and is one helper away from equaling the club record for assists by a defender (6 – Jay Heaps 2002, Chris Tierney 2015).
- Brandon Bye continues to rank among top defenders in assists (T-5th- 4) and chances created (4th- 33) this season.
- Henry Kessler and Jon Bell start together in central defense for just the second time, the last time coming on Sept. 22, 2021. Kessler collects his 60th MLS appearance tonight, while Bell features in the Starting XI for the sixth time in 2022.
- Djordje Petrović owns a 2-1-3 record through his first six starts in MLS. The 22-year-old goalkeeper from Serbia made a season-high seven saves last Saturday in New York City.
Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., F Jozy Altidore, M Emmanuel Boateng, D A.J. DeLaGarza, D Omar Gonzalez, M Maciel, M Damian Rivera, D Ryan Spaulding, M Arnór Traustason
- Jozy Altidore owns a team-high five career goals scored in 12 appearances against Philadelphia. Altidore has appeared in 15 matches with the Revolution this season.
- Emmanuel Boateng enters tonight’s match two appearances shy of his 150th game in MLS. The seventh-year midfielder has played in 15 games this season with two goals and three assists.
- Arnór Traustason has appeared in six of New England’s last seven games.
- A.J. DeLaGarza has been in the matchday squad for all 20 matches this season.