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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution host Toronto FC tonight at Gillette Stadium for their first meeting of the 2022 season. The Revolution’s 22nd regular season match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET on WBZ-TV and myRITV, with Brad Feldman, Charlie Davies, and Tamara Brown calling the action. CBS Boston’s coverage begins with “Revolution Kickoff” on WBZ at 7:30 p.m. ET. Tonight’s contest also airs locally on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.

Starting XI: GK Djordje Petrović; D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell, D Henry Kessler, D Brandon Bye; M Matt Polster, M Wilfrid Kaptoum; M Tommy McNamara, M Carles Gil ©, M Sebastian Lletget; F Justin Rennicks

Lineup Notes:

  • Bruce Arena makes two changes to his Starting XI from last Saturday’s match at Columbus, with forward Justin Rennicks and midfielder Wilfrid Kaptoum starting in place of Jozy Altidore and Arnór Traustason, respectively.
  • Djordje Petrović recorded his second MLS clean sheet with a six-save effort in last Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Columbus.
  • Henry Kessler (4,915) will surpass 5,000 minutes played in MLS with a 90-minute shift tonight. The third-year defender earned MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week honors for his performance in last weekend’s clean sheet.
  • Andrew Farrell joins Kessler in central defense, collecting his 20th start of the season.
  • DeJuan Jones and Brandon Bye each own five assists this season, one shy of matching the club’s single-season record for a defender (6), shared by Jay Heaps and Chris Tierney.
  • Justin Rennicks suits up for his eighth appearance and fifth start of the season. The Homegrown Player from South Hamilton, Mass. last featured in the Starting XI on April 23 at D.C. United.
  • Carles Gil leads the Revolution with three goals scored in as many career appearances against Toronto, including his first career brace on March 17, 2019 in what was his third career MLS game. The 2022 MLS All-Star enters the weekend as the league leader in assists (T-1st, 11) and chances created (1st - 76).
  • Sebastian Lletget moves within one start of 150 for his MLS regular season career. The U.S. international is tied for second on the club in assists (5) and ranks third in shots (25) and shots on target (11).
  • Matt Polster and Tommy McNamara each collect their 50th regular season start in a Revolution uniform tonight. McNamara (11,937) is 64 minutes away from eclipsing 12,000 minutes played in MLS.
  • Wilfrid Kaptoum starts alongside Polster in central midfield as he returns to the starting lineup for the first time since July 9

Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., D Jon Bell, M Emmanuel Boateng, D A.J. DeLaGarza, D Omar Gonzalez, M Maciel, M Damian Rivera, M Arnór Traustason, F Giacomo Vrioni

Bench Notes:

  • Designated Player Giacomo Vrioni looks to make his home debut after seeing his first Revolution action with a 23-minute appearance last Saturday at Columbus.
  • Emmanuel Boateng’s next appearance will be his 150th in MLS. Boateng has played in six of New England’s last eight matches.
  • Omar Gonzalez played three seasons and made 66 league appearances with Toronto FC from 2019-2021.
  • A.J. DeLaGarza has now made New England’s matchday roster in all 22 contests this season.