Revolution Lineup Notes | October 1 vs. Atlanta United FC


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution are set to host Atlanta United FC this afternoon for a 1:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium. New England’s final home match of the regular season airs nationally on UniMas/TUDN in Spanish, and in English on Twitter. The contest also airs locally on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2, with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies calling the action, and on 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA in Portuguese.

Starting XI: GK Djordje Petrović; LB Ryan Spaulding, D Henry Kessler, D Andrew Farrell, RB Brandon Bye; M Matt Polster, M Tommy McNamara, M Nacho Gil, M Carles Gil ©, F Gustavo Bou; F Giacomo Vrioni

  • Bruce Arena makes three changes to his Starting XI from the club’s most recent match on Sept. 17 against CF Montreal, with defender Ryan Spaulding, midfielder Nacho Gil, and forward Giacomo Vrioni all starting in place of Jon Bell, Christian Makoun, and Justin Rennicks.
  • Designated Player Giacomo Vrioni also suits up for his first MLS start and his fourth consecutive appearance since returning from a leg injury. 
  • Nacho Gil makes his first MLS start and his first appearance in front of the home fans at Gillette Stadium. The younger Gil has played in two games this season since joining the club in August. 
  • Carles Gil registers his 100th MLS appearance in today’s match. The reigning MLS MVP needs two assists to become the fourth player in MLS to distribute 15 assists in consecutive seasons since 2000. 
  • Carles Gil ranks first in MLS in chances created (106), key passes (98), and fouls won (84), and tied for fifth in assists (13).
  • In the race for the club’s Golden Boot award, Carles Gil leads forward Gustavo Bou as the pair are tied with seven goals each, while Gil owns the assists tiebreaker. Bou leads the Revolution in shots (67) and shots on target (27). 
  • Djordje Petrović owns seven clean sheets through 19 starts in his debut MLS season. Earlier today, the club announced that the 22-year-old goalkeeper was voted the 2022 Team MVP by fans and Players’ Player of the Year by his teammates. 
  • Andrew Farrell collects his 300th MLS start this afternoon, all with New England, becoming the first player in Revolution history to reach the milestone. The veteran center back was voted New England’s 2022 Defender of the Year for the fifth time, a team record. 
  • Henry Kessler pairs up with Farrell in central defense. The third-year defender ranks second on the Revolution in accurate pass percentage, completing his pass attempts at a 90.7% clip. 
  • Brandon Bye starts at right back looking to improve on his career-best six assists this season. 
  • Ryan Spaulding features in the Starting XI for the first time since April 9 at Inter Miami, starting in place of an injured DeJuan Jones (upper leg). Spaulding, who ascended to the first team vis Revolution II, makes his seventh appearance of the season and his third start. 
  • Tommy McNamara makes his 150th MLS start and his 29th of the season, a career high for the ninth-year midfielder. McNamara has tallied three goals and four assists over the last 10 games. 
  • Matt Polster suits up for his 28th appearance of the season, two away from his career high of 30 set in 2015 and equaled in 2021.

Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., M Emmanuel Boateng, M Dylan Borrero, M Noel Buck, D Omar Gonzalez, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Christian Makoun, M Damian Rivera, F Justin Rennicks

Bench Notes:

  • Dylan Borrero played 27 minutes as a substitute on Sept. 17. The 20-year-old Colombian winger has netted two goals with one assist in 10 games played during his debut MLS campaign. 
  • Christian Makoun returns to the club after making two appearances, both starts, for the Venezuela Men’s National Team during the international break. Makoun’s next MLS appearance will be his 50th in league play. 
  • Today’s bench features three Homegrown Players in midfielders Noel Buck (Arlington, Mass.) and Damian Rivera (Cranston, R.I.), and forward Justin Rennicks (South Hamilton, Mass.).