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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The New England Revolution are set to visit 2022 MLS expansion side Charlotte FC tonight at Bank of America Stadium. The first-ever encounter between the two sides kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET and airs on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, Cozi TV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese).

Starting XI: GK Earl Edwards Jr., D DeJuan Jones, D Jon Bell, D Omar Gonzalez, D Brandon Bye; M Matt Polster, M Tommy McNamara, M Emmanuel Boateng, M Carles Gil ©, M Sebastian Lletget; F Jozy Altidore

Lineup Notes:

  • Tonight’s Starting XI features three changes from Wednesday’s Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League match against Pumas UNAM as Tommy McNamara, Emmanuel Boateng and Jozy Altidore start in place of Arnór Traustason, Gustavo Bou, and Adam Buksa.
  • Jozy Altidore registers his first start in a New England uniform and his 180th regular season appearance in MLS. The veteran striker has appeared in all five games thus far this season and scored his first goal for the Revolution in last Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake.
  • Carles Gil captains the Revolution into Saturday’s match with one goal and three helpers across all competitions in 2022. The Spanish midfielder ranks third in MLS history in assists per 90 minutes played and assists per game.
  • Sebastian Lletget owns one goal and one assist through his first three league appearances in a Revolution uniform, with one additional goal in SCCL play. Lletget provided an assist on Altidore’s second-half header in last Saturday’s match.
  • Emmanuel Boateng is now one start away from his 75th in MLS. Boateng, who scored his first goal of 2022 last Saturday, owns three goals and four assists over 13 appearances for New England since joining the club last season.
  • Tommy McNamara collects his 125th MLS start tonight. He has started all four matches this season, with one assist.
  • Matt Polster registers his 49th league appearance in a Revolution uniform.
  • Earl Edwards Jr. logs his sixth consecutive start in net for New England, including two games started in SCCL. Edwards tallied eight saves, matching his single-game high, in Wednesday’s match against Pumas.
  • Brandon Bye enters tonight’s match 81 minutes away from surpassing 8,500 minutes played in MLS.
  • Bye features in New England’s starting backline alongside Jon Bell, DeJuan Jones, and Omar Gonzalez, who is now three appearances shy of his 250 in MLS league play.

Bench: GK Brad Knighton, GK Jacob Jackson, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Maciel, M Arnór Traustason, F Justin Rennicks, D Ryan Spaulding

Bench Notes:

  • Tonight’s bench features two North Carolina natives in goalkeeper Brad Knighton (Hickory) and defender Ryan Spaulding (Cary), who made his MLS debut in last Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake.
  • New England’s bench features three Revolution II graduates in Spaulding, Maciel and Justin Rennicks.
  • Jacob Jackson, New England’s first-round selection in the 2022 SuperDraft, is available off the bench for the third time this season.
  • Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks, a native of South Hamilton, Mass., appears on the matchday roster for the first time this season. Rennicks owns seven career MLS appearances, including one start.
  • Arnór Traustason collected his first MLS start in last Saturday’s match. The Icelandic winger owns 30 appearances and 20 starts since joining the Revolution last season.
  • New England owns a 14-3-6 record when second-year midfielder Wilfrid Kaptoum appears in a match.