Revolution Lineup Notes: May 21 at FC Cincinnati


CINCINNATI – The New England Revolution visit FC Cincinnati for a 6:00 p.m. ET kickoff at TQL Stadium. The match airs on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese. 

CLICK HERE to access New England’s game notes for tonight’s match against FC Cincinnati. Here is a breakdown of the Revolution’s starting lineup.

Starting XI: GK Matt Turner, D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell, D Omar Gonzalez, D Brandon Bye, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Tommy McNamara, M Damian Rivera, M Carles Gil ©, M Sebastian Lletget, F Adam Buksa 

Lineup Notes:

  • Bruce Arena deploys three changes to his Starting XI from Sunday’s match at Atlanta United FC, as Omar Gonzalez, Wilfrid Kaptoum, and Damian Rivera start in place of Henry Kessler (injury), Matt Polster (suspension) and Emmanuel Boateng, respectively. 
  • Goalkeeper Matt Turner (8,966) is set to eclipse 9,000 MLS minutes played tonight. The United States international owns a perfect 3-0-0 career record against Cincinnati, including two clean sheets. 
  • Adam Buksa has scored a goal in five consecutive MLS games and six straight matches across all competitions – one shy of New England’s record of seven games set by Wolde Harris in 2000. Including last Wednesday’s 5-1 win over Cincinnati in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 32, the Poland National Team forward owns eight goals in his last six matches played, with back-to-back braces. 
  • Buksa is averaging 1.87 goals per 90 minutes played against FC Cincinnati across three starts in all competitions (5 goals in 241 minutes played). 
  • Carles Gil has distributed an assist in four straight league matches, tallying five helpers during that span. With an assist tonight, the reigning MLS MVP will match the club record of five consecutive league games with an assist – set by Steve Ralston in 2002 and equaled by Gil in 2021.
  • Including his U.S. Open Cup hat trick, Gil owns four goals and three assists in four overall starts vs. FC Cincinnati. 
  • Sebastian Lletget has assisted Adam Buksa goals in two consecutive league games – one away from matching his career-long streak. Lletget ranks second on the team in shots (19) and tied for second in assists (3). 
  • Tommy McNamara appears in the Starting XI for the fourth consecutive contest. The midfielder has played all but one minute over the last three MLS matches. 
  • Homegrown Player Damian Rivera logs his third start of the season. The Cranston, Rhode Island native owns one goal in four games played. 
  • Wilfrid Kaptoum suits up for his first start since March 12. The Revolution carry a 16-3-6 record when the midfielder from Cameroon appears in a match. 
  • Andrew Farrell (24,889) is closing in on 25,000 career minutes played in MLS. The 10th-year center back has posted full 90-minute performances in nine of his 10 games played this season. 
  • Brandon Bye entered Week 12 of the MLS season positioned among top defenders in several offensive categories including goals scored (T-2nd - 2), successful crosses (4th - 19), and chances created (4th - 21). 
  • DeJuan Jones (900) ranks second on the team in minutes played, behind Carles Gil (930). Jones entered the week ranked among top defenders in assists (T-3rd - 3), chances created (5th - 16), and successful crosses (T-8th - 10).
  • Omar Gonzalez makes his eighth appearance and fifth start of the regular season. 

Bench: GK Djordje Petrović, D Jon Bell, M Emmanuel Boateng, M Dylan Borrero, F Gustavo Bou, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Maciel, F Justin Rennicks, D Ryan Spaulding

Bench Notes: 

  • Djordje Petrović is available off the bench for the fourth consecutive league game. The 22-year-old Serbian goalkeeper made his Revolution debut in last week’s 5-1 win over Cincinnati in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 32. 
  • Dylan Borrero is available in the matchday squad for the first time since joining Revolution last week. New England utilized the MLS U-22 Initiative to acquire the 20-year-old Colombian midfielder from Brazilian champions Atlético Mineiro in April. 
  • Gustavo Bou returns from a leg injury to appear on the matchday roster for the first time since sustaining an injury on March 16 at Pumas. His last MLS appearance, one of two on the year, came on March 5 vs. FC Dallas. Bou is 22 minutes away from surpassing 5,000 MLS minutes played.
  • Jon Bell is available for selection for the first time since March 19, when the Revolution II alum posted a full 90-minute performance at Charlotte FC. 
  • Bell is one of three former Revolution II signees available on the bench alongside Maciel and Ryan Spaulding.
  • Emmanuel Boateng has tallied three goals and six assists in 21 league appearances in a Revolution uniform. Boateng has played in nine games, including five starts, this season.