HOUSTON – The New England Revolution are in Texas for a Tuesday night tilt at Houston Dynamo FC, set for an 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff at PNC Stadium. The match airs on WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), and Cozi TV (Western Mass.), with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies calling the action. Tonight’s match also airs locally on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese.
Starting XI: GK Djordje Petrović; LB DeJuan Jones, D Henry Kessler, D Andrew Farrell, RB Brandon Bye; M Maciel, M Matt Polster, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Tommy McNamara, M Carles Gil ©; F Gustavo Bou
- Bruce Arena makes two changes to his Starting XI from Saturday’s match at New York, with Wilfrid Kaptoum and Carles Gil starting tonight’s match in place of Jon Bell and Noel Buck.
- Tommy McNamara, who spent parts of two seasons with Houston before joining the Revolution via trade in August 2020, netted New England’s lone goal in Saturday’s match. The midfielder has recorded goal contributions in six of the last eight games, with three goals and four assists since Aug. 6.
- Carles Gil returns to the Starting XI after missing Saturday’s match against the Red Bulls for the birth of his first child. Gil is the MLS leader in chances created (97), key passes (89), and fouls won (81).
- With Nacho Gil available on the bench, tonight marks the first time that the Gil brothers both dress as teammates in a senior professional match.
- Wilfrid Kaptoum features in the starting lineup for the first time since Aug. 17 at Toronto FC. The Revolution are 7-3-7 when the Cameroonian midfielder appears in a match this season.
- Matt Polster suits up for his 130th MLS start. Polster ranks tied for first on the team in interceptions (31) and second in tackles won (24).
- Revolution II graduate Maciel makes his fourth consecutive start and his seventh of the 2022 season.
- Gustavo Bou distributed his second assist of the season in Saturday’s match. The Argentinian striker’s 56 goal contributions since joining MLS in July 2019 rank sixth most in the league during that span.
- Goalkeeper Djordje Petrović has recorded seven clean sheets, the most for a Revolution goalkeeper since Cody Cropper’s eight in 2017, despite only making 17 starts thus far in his debut season.
- With an assist in tonight’s match, DeJuan Jones will have distributed a helper in three consecutive games for the first time in his MLS career.
- Brandon Bye makes his 26th start of the season tonight, one away from matching his 2021 total.
- On Saturday at New York, Andrew Farrell became the first player in Revolution history to appear in 300 MLS matches for New England. Tonight marks Farrell’s 298th league start, also a club high.
- Third-year center back Henry Kessler has started 18 of his 19 appearances this season.
Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., D Jon Bell, M Emmanuel Boateng, M Noel Buck, M Nacho Gil, D Omar Gonzalez, D Christian Makoun, F Justin Rennicks, F Giacomo Vrioni
- Giacomo Vrioni returned to action with a 10-minute appearance off the bench last weekend in New York. The Designated Player returned form a leg injury to make his third MLS appearance.
- Nacho Gil made his MLS and Revolution debuts in Saturday’s match, completing all seven of his passes in a seven-minute shift off the bench. The Gil brothers are the third pair of siblings to play for the Revolution in the club’s 27-year history.
- Midfielder Noel Buck started the last three games to raise his MLS total to six appearances. Buck joins fellow Homegrown Player Justin Rennicks as attacking options off the bench for Bruce Arena. Between the two Massachusetts products, they own three Revolution Academy Player of the Year awards.
- Emmanuel Boateng has appeared in nine consecutive matches, dating back to July 30. The midfielder owns 25 total appearances, including eight starts, in his second season with New England.