FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The first-place New England Revolution will host New York City FC for a 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff tonight at Gillette Stadium (TV38, myRITV, CoziTV,98.5 The Sports Hub, 1260 AM Nossa Radio).
Here is a closer look at tonight’s Revolution Starting XI. To view the Revolution’s complete match notes, click here.
Starting XI: GK Matt Turner; D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell ©, D Henry Kessler, D Brandon Bye; M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Matt Polster, M Emmanuel Boateng, M Tommy McNamara; F Teal Bunbury, F Edward Kizza
- Today’s Starting XI features two changes from last Friday’s match at the Philadelphia Union, as Matt Turner and Emmanuel Boateng start in place of *Brad Knighton _and Arnór Traustason. Traustason is suspended for tonight’s match after picking up a red card at Philadelphia.
- Matt Turner rejoins the Starting XI after missing last Friday’s match due to international duty. Turner,_ who registered one clean sheet over three starts for the United States in World Cup Qualifiers, owns a 3-3-2 all-time record against New York City FC.
- Andrew Farrell anchors New England’s backline along with DeJuan Jones, Brandon Bye, and New York City native Henry Kessler. The Revs’ defense collected its seventh clean sheet of the season with last Friday’s 1-0 victory at Philadelphia.
- Andrew Farrell, the club’s all-time leader in MLS starts, appearances, and minutes played, remains one of two Revolution players to appear in every match this season alongside New York native former NYCFC player Tommy McNamara. Farrellcurrently leads MLS in minutes played this season. Henry Kessler suits up for his 20th appearance of the season, his 17th start. The second-year defender has posted 90-minute shifts in each of his last 10 games played.
- DeJuan Jones registers his 60th MLS appearance today. Among all MLS defenders in 2021, *Jones (four goals, two assists) ranks tied for second in combined goals and assists.
- Brandon Bye records his 21st appearance of the season. The 25-year-old defender is now three appearances shy of 100 in MLS. Bye ranks third on the team in minutes played this season, behind Jones and Farrell.
- Tommy McNamara, who spent four seasons with NYCFC from 2015-18, appears on the Revolution’s Starting XI for the 14th time this season. McNamara owns one goal and one assist over six appearances against his former team.
- Matt Polster netted the game-winning goal in last Friday’s triumph at Philadelphia. Polsterregisters his 120th MLS appearance and his 101st start tonight.
- Emmanuel Boateng logs his third start over the last four matches. He owns one goal and three assists this season.
- Wilfrid Kaptoum records his second consecutive start tonight. The midfielder from Cameroon has played in 16 games this season, starting seven.
- Teal Bunbury has scored three goals in 13 career games played against New York City. The 12th-year forward makes his 22nd appearance of the season tonight and the 313th of his career, which ranks eighth among all active MLS players.
- Edward Kizza appears in the starting lineup for the second straight game. New England’s first-round selection in the 2021 SuperDraft, *Kizza posted a 62-minute outing in his first MLS start last Friday.
\Bench: GK Brad Knighton, GK Earl Edwards Jr., D Christian Mafla, D A.J. DeLaGarza, M Carles Gil, M Tajon Buchanan, M Luis Caicedo, M Scott Caldwell, F Adam Buksa \
- Carles Gil appears on New England’s matchday roster for the second straight match after missing the month of August with a muscle injury. Gil recorded a 24-minute shift off the bench in last Friday’s match and continues to lead MLS in assists (15) and chances created (86).
- Adam Buksa rejoins the club after earning his first three international caps with Poland in UEFA’s World Cup Qualifiers. Buksa netted four goals over his first three international appearances, including a hat-trick performance in a 7-1 win over San Marino.
- Tajon Buchanan returns to the Revs’ matchday roster after registering three appearances for Canada in World Cup Qualifiers. Buchanan has scored six goals along with four assists over 17 appearances this season, including 13 starts.
- Luis Caicedo is available off the bench for the second straight game as he seeks his first MLS action since 2019. The Colombian midfielder is 52 minutes shy of surpassing 5,000 minutes played in MLS.
- Scott Caldwell registered a 28-minute shift during last Friday’s victory, his ninth appearance of the season. The Revolution are 9-0-0 when the Homegrown Player from Braintree, Mass. makes an appearance.