FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For the first time since winning the 2021 Supporters’ Shield, the New England Revolution are back at home to face the Colorado Rapids for a 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium. The match airs on TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2, SiriusXM FC 157, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese. CBS Boston’s exclusive pregame coverage begins with “Revolution Kickoff” at 6:30 p.m. on TV38. The game is also available on ESPN+ for out-of-market subscribers.
Here is a closer look at tonight’s Revolution Starting XI, as one more win will see New England set a new MLS record for points in a season. Click Here to view the Revolution’s complete match notes.
Starting XI: GK Matt Turner, D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell D Henry Kessler, D Brandon Bye; M Matt Polster, M Tommy McNamara, M Tajon Buchanan, M Carles Gil ©; F Gustavo Bou, F Adam Buksa
- Bruce Arena’s Starting XI features nine changes from New England’s come-from-behind 2-2 draw at Orlando City SC on Sunday night. Goalkeeper Matt Turner and defender Andrew Farrell are the only two Revolution starters who also featured in the lineup on Sunday.
- Arena (239-135-112) is still in search of his 240th MLS win, which would tie him with Sigi Schmid for the most regular season victories in MLS history. Arena is 37-14-23 with New England in regular season play.
- Adam Buksa’s team-best 16 goals scored – the most non-penalty goals in MLS this season – are tied for second in the MLS Golden Boot race, just one behind the league lead. Buksa owns eight goals and two assists over his last nine appearances and ranks second in MLS in shots (105) and shots on target (42).
- Gustavo Bou trails Buksa by one goal with 15 tallies on the year. “La Pantera” has reached the scoresheet with a goal or an assist in his last six appearances and is one helper away from becoming the third player in Revs history to register double digits in both categories.
- Carles Gil added his MLS-leading 18th assist on Sunday, one away from matching the Revolution club record (19 – Steve Ralston, 2002). Two more assists will make Gil the fourth MLS player to record a 20-assist season.
- Matt Turner, 16-3-7 this season, will set a new club record for wins with his next victory. The United States international is still unbeaten, 10-0-3, at home this season and carries a 2-0-0 all-time record against Colorado.
- If Tajon Buchanan scores one more goal, the Revolution will have three players with eight-or-more goals for the third time in club history. Buchanan already set career highs this year with his seven goals and five assists, placing him fourth on the club in goal involvements.
- Tommy McNamara, who owns two goals and six assists,ranks tied for second on the team with 31 games played this season – even with Adam Buksa and one behind Andrew Farrell.
- Matt Polster suits up for his 29th appearance and 26th start the season – both one away from matching his MLS career highs set in 2015 with Chicago.
- Andrew Farrell (2,790) ranks tied for second in MLS in minutes played this season, having only missed one match to date (Sept. 22 at Chicago).
- With three goals and five assists, DeJuan Jones is tied for the third-most goal involvements among all MLS defenders. Jones registered an assist on Adam Buksa’s stoppage-time equalizer on Sunday.
- Brandon Bye records his 90th MLS start tonight. The fourth-year defender owns two goals and three assists this season.
- Henry Kessler enters tonight’s match 76 minutes away from eclipsing 4,000 minutes played in MLS. Kesslerhas posted full 90-minute performances in each of his last 17 appearances.
Bench: GK Brad Knighton, D Jon Bell, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Scott Caldwell, M Arnór Traustason, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Maciel, M Emmanuel Boateng, F Teal Bunbury
- Teal Bunbury owns a team-best three goals and one assist over 11 career games played against Colorado. The veteran forward netted the opening goal, an eighth-minute tally, in the most recent encounter between the two sides on July 4, 2019.
- Arnór Traustason ranks third on the club in assists (7) this season. The newcomer has appeared in 27 games, including 19 starts, in his first MLS campaign.
- Emmanuel Boateng logged his fourth start of the season in Sunday’s draw. Boateng owns one goal in eight career appearances against the Rapids.
- Wilfrid Kaptoum has reached the scoresheet with a goal or an assist in two of his last three appearances. Kaptoumhas played in 21 games this season, including 11 starts.
- Revolution II alumni Jon Bell and Maciel appear together on the matchday roster for the second consecutive match.