FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The New England Revolution are in Florida tonight for the club’s first-ever meeting with Inter Miami CF, with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. ET at DRV PNK Stadium. The meeting between the two Eastern Conference sides airs on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
Here is a breakdown of today’s Revolution Starting XI. To view the Revolution’s complete match notes, click here.
Starting XI: GK Brad Knighton, D Christian Mafla, D Andrew Farrell, D Jon Bell, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Maciel, M Tommy McNamara, M Arnór Traustason, M Carles Gil ©, F Teal Bunbury, F Adam Buksa
- Today’s starting group features a season-high six changes from New England’s most recent match on July 17 at Atlanta. Christian Mafla, Jon Bell, A.J. DeLaGarza, Tommy McNamara, Arnór Traustason, and Teal Bunbury step into the starting group in place of DeJuan Jones, Henry Kessler, Brandon Bye, Matt Polster, Wilfrid Kaptoum and Gustavo Bou.
- Andrew Farrell logs his 254th appearance in a Revolution uniform, matching Matt Reis for the third-most games played in club history. Farrell, one of two Revolution players to play every minute this season alongside Carles Gil, needs eight more appearance after tonight to set a new club record for regular season appearances.
- Christian Mafla appears in New England’s Starting XI for the first time since the Revolution’s home opener on April 24, a 1-0 win over D.C. United. Mafla registers his third appearance of the season after an 18-minute shift off the bench in last Saturday’s win.
- A.J. DeLaGarza makes his first appearance in New England’s starting lineup. DeLaGarza, who appeared in five games for Inter Miami in 2020, has played in one match with the Revs – a 36-minute outing as a substitute on April 24.
- Brad Knighton makes his 75th MLS start and his third in a row between the posts. The 15th-year goalkeeper recorded his first clean sheet since 2018 with a five-save effort last Saturday.
- Adam Buksa holds his place as the lone Revolution player to play in every match since the start of the 2020 season. The Pole, who recorded his first assist of the season on Saturday, has tallied five goals on the year, two behind Gustavo Bou for the team lead.
- Carles Gil remains the MLS leader in assists (10) and chances created (73). The Spanish midfielder’s 73 chances created are almost double the second-place total (37).
- Arnór Traustason is set to make his first start since June 27 and his 14th consecutive appearance since joining the Revolution in April. The Icelandic winger will look to notch his first goal with the Revolution to go with his two assists.
- Teal Bunbury makes his fourth start of the season, and his second over the last three matches. Bunbury’s 32 career away goals are tied for fifth most among all active MLS players.
- Tommy McNamara continues to appear in every game this season as he collects his seventh start tonight.
- Revolution II graduates Maciel and Jon Bell appear together in the starting lineup for the fifth time this season. Maciel records his fifth consecutive start in central midfield while Bell rejoins the backline for the first time since June 29.
Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., D Brandon Bye, M Scott Caldwell, M Emmanuel Boateng, M Matt Polster, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, F Gustavo Bou
- Gustavo Bou enters tonight’s match with a team-high seven goals, tied for third-most in MLS. Bou, who netted the game-winner in Saturday’s victory at Atlanta, has scored in six of his last seven games since May 22.
- Wilfrid Kaptoum looks to make his second consecutive appearance and his third over the last four games. Kaptoum played 67 minutes in Saturday’s win and collected his first MLS assist on Bou’s game winner.
- Emmanuel Boateng recorded an assist in his only appearance of the season, a 26-minute substitute appearance on July 7 vs. Toronto.
- Brandon Bye and Matt Polster have both played in every game this season, starting all but one. Bye (33) and Polster (30) rank first and second on the team, respectively, in tackles.
- Goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. backs up Brad Knighton tonight as he makes his third appearance on the New England’s matchday roster.