MONTREAL, Quebec – The New England Revolution are in Canada for an away match at CF Montreal tonight. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Saputo Stadium and airs locally on WSBK-TV38, myRITV, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
Here is a closer look at the Starting XI for tonight’s match. Click here to view the Revolution’s complete match notes.
Starting XI: GK Matt Turner, D Brandon Bye, D Andrew Farrell, D Henry Kessler, D DeJuan Jones; M Matt Polster, M Tajon Buchanan, M Carles Gil ©, M Tommy McNamara; F Gustavo Bou, F Adam Buksa
- Bruce Arena deploys the same Starting XI from last Saturday’s match against Orlando City SC, marking the first time all season he has utilized the same starting group in consecutive games.
- Arena (237-135-110) enters tonight’s match just three wins shy of matching Sigi Schmid (240) for the most regular season victories in MLS history.
- Carles Gil (106)needs three more chances created in tonight’s match to set a new career high and club mark, surpassing his own personal-best of 108 (2019). The Spanish midfielder also leads MLS in assists (16), three shy of tying Steve Ralston’s club record (2002).
- Adam Buksa registers his 50th MLS appearance tonight. The Polish striker netted his 12th goal of the season in last Saturday’s victory, matching Gustavo Bou for the team lead. Bou and Buksa rank tied for fifth in the MLS Golden Boot race.
- Bou owns four goals and one assist in five career appearances against Montreal. The Argentinian recorded a brace in New England’s most recent encounter with Montreal, a 2-1 win at Gillette Stadium on July 25.
- Goalkeeper Matt Turner, who was selected by the United States Men’s National Team for international duty in October’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, owns a career-best 14 wins this season. Turner is 5-2-1 in his career against Montreal.
- Canadian international* Tajon Buchanan* suits up for his 22nd appearance of the season and his 16th start. The Revolution are 6-0-1 when the 22-year-old Brampton, Ontario native scores a goal.
- Matt Polster, who eclipsed 9,000 career minutes played last Saturday, ranks among the top MLS midfielders in clearances (4th- 46), and interceptions (T-9th- 33).
- Tommy McNamara is set to make his 28th appearance of the season, tied with Andrew Farrell for the team lead.
- Farrell anchors the backline tonight and enters tonight as the MLS co-leader in minutes played.
- Brandon Bye logged his 100th MLS appearance in last Saturday’s victory against Orlando.
- DeJuan Jones suits up for his 26th appearance and 25th start of the season. Jones owns two goals and four assists on the year.
- Henry Kessler collects his 40th MLS start tonight. The second-year defender has tallied one goal in three career appearances against Montreal.
Bench: GK Brad Knighton, D Jon Bell, D A.J. DeLaGarza, D Christian Mafla, M Wilfrid Kaptoum, M Luis Caicedo, M Scott Caldwell, F Teal Bunbury, F Edward Kizza
- Teal Bunbury’s next goal will be his 65th in MLS, ranking in the top 10 among all active players. The 12th-year forward has netted three goals over 25 appearances this season.
- Luis Caicedo appears on New England’s matchday roster for the third consecutive match.
- Jon Bell has appeared in each of the last two matches for New England. The Revolution II graduate owns one goal and two assists in 10 career MLS appearances, including eight starts.
- The Revolution are a perfect 11-0-0 when Homegrown Player Scott Caldwell appears in a match.
- Edward Kizza has appeared in 11 games in his inaugural MLS campaign, starting three, with one assist.