Revolution Lineup Notes | September 17 vs. CF Montréal

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution host CF Montréal tonight at Gillette Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff. The match airs 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. CBS Boston’s pregame coverage begins with “Revolution Kickoff” at 7:00 p.m. ET on WSBK-TV38.

Starting XI: GK Djordje Petrović; LB Jon Bell, D Henry Kessler, D Andrew Farrell, RB Brandon Bye; M Christian Makoun, M Matt Polster, M Tommy McNamara, M Carles Gil ©; F Justin Rennicks, F Gustavo Bou 

  • Bruce Arena makes three changes to his Starting XI from Tuesday’s match at Houston Dynamo FC, with Jon Bell, Christian Makoun, and Justin Rennicks starting in place of DeJuan Jones, Maciel, and Wilfrid Kaptoum
  • Carles Gil netted his seventh goal of the season on Tuesday night to pull level with 2021 Best XI forward Gustavo Bou for the team lead in goals scored. 
  • Gustavo Bou owns a team-best five goals scored and two assists over six career appearances against CF Montréal. The Argentinian striker leads the team in shots (65) and shots on target (26) this season. 
  • Tommy McNamara has reached the scoresheet in six of the last nine matches. The midfielder ranks fourth on the team in assists (5) and fifth in minutes played (2,244), while appearing in all but one match this season. 
  • Justin Rennicks features in the Starting XI for the first time since Aug. 28 against the LA Galaxy. The Homegrown Player from South Hamilton, Mass. has now appeared in nine of the last 11 games, including seven starts. 
  • Matt Polster makes his 27th appearance of the season, including 23 starts. The defensive midfielder leads the team in interceptions (33).
  • Christian Makoun suits up for his sixth appearance with New England and 19th of the season. The 22-year-old from Venezuela is now one appearance shy of his 50th in MLS. 
  • Djordje Petrović earned MLS Team of the Week honors for his career-high eight-save performance in Tuesday’s match at Houston. The 22-year-old goalkeeper also matched a club record with his league-leading fourth PK denial of the season. 
  • Petrović owns a 3-1-4 record with four clean sheets in eight games played at Gillette Stadium this season. 
  • Jon Bell appears in the starting lineup for the third time in the last four matches. The second-year defender is one of four Revolution II graduates on today’s matchday roster along with Rennicks, Maciel and Ryan Spaulding
  • Brandon Bye posts his 27th appearance of the season, all starts. 
  • Andrew Farrell is now one start away from becoming the first player in club history to record 300 MLS games started for New England. Farrell (2,510) ranks third on the team in minutes played in 2022. 
  • Henry Kessler is tied with Maciel for the team lead in accurate pass percentage, completing his pass attempts at a 90.8% clip. Kessler scored his first career MLS goal against CF Montréal in a 3-1 win on Sept. 23, 2020. 

Bench: GK Earl Edwards Jr., M Emmanuel Boateng, M Dylan Borrero, M Nacho Gil, D Omar Gonzalez, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Maciel, D Ryan Spaulding, F Giacomo Vrioni

Bench Notes:

  • Dylan Borrero appears on the matchday roster for the first time since July 16. The Colombian winger, who has been sidelined with a leg injury over the last two months, owns two goals and one assist in nine games played this season. 
  • Giacomo Vrioni has appeared off the bench in the last two consecutive matches, including a 13-minute performance in Tuesday’s contest. 
  • Nacho Gil, the younger brother of Carles Gil, has played in the two games after joining the club in August. The midfielder played the entire second half alongside his brother on Tuesday night at Houston.
  • Omar Gonzalez enters tonight’s match 32 minutes shy of surpassing 22,000 career minutes played in MLS.