FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution host FC Cincinnati tonight in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET and streams nationally on ESPN+.
Here is a breakdown of the Revolution’s lineup for their first U.S. Open Cup contest since 2019.
Starting XI: GK Djordje Petrović, D DeJuan Jones, D Andrew Farrell, D Henry Kessler, D Brandon Bye, M Maciel, M Tommy McNamara, M Damian Rivera, M Carles Gil ©, M Arnór Traustason, F Adam Buksa
- Bruce Arena owns a 15-9-0 career record in the U.S. Open Cup, including a 1-1-0 mark with the Revolution. The winningest coach in MLS history makes three changes to his Starting XI from last Saturday’s match against Columbus, as goalkeeper Djordje Petrović and midfielders Maciel and Arnór Traustason start in place of Matt Turner, Matt Polster, and Sebastian Lletget.
- Goalkeeper Djordje Petrović suits up for his Revolution first team debut. The 22-year-old from Serbia was acquired by New England in April and started in net for Revolution II on Sunday in MLS NEXT Pro action.
- Petrović is one of six Revolution players making their U.S. Open Cup debuts alongside Henry Kessler, Maciel, Arnór Traustason, Damian Rivera, and Adam Buksa.
- Adam Buksa leads New England’s attack with six goals across all competitions in 2022, including two tallies in CCL. The Polish National Team forward currently owns a career-long streak of four consecutive matches with a goal.
- Carles Gil has registered assists in three straight games played. He tallied one helper in his lone previous U.S. Open Cup appearance in 2019. The Revolution own a 23-2-9 record in all competitions when Gil distributes an assist.
- Revolution Homegrown Player Damian Rivera returns to the Starting XI for the third straight match. The Cranston, R.I. native made his MLS debut against FC Cincinnati on Aug. 22, 2021, posting a 28-minute appearance off the bench in a 4-1 victory.
- Maciel returns to the Starting XI after missing four matches in April with a leg injury.
- Tommy McNamara most recently appeared in the U.S. Open Cup with the Houston Dynamo in 2019, though the midfielder originally made his tournament debut with the Western Mass. Pioneers in 2011.
- Andrew Farrell matches Andy Dorman and Jay Heaps (11) for fourth-most starts by a Revolution player in the U.S. Open Cup. Farrell (27,144) enters tonight’s match 54 minutes shy of surpassing Matt Reis (27,197) for New England’s all-time club record for minutes played in all competitions.
- DeJuan Jones opened his 2022 account in his last appearance, scoring his first goal of the season in New England’s MLS match against Columbus on May 7.
- Brandon Bye is poised to make his 100th MLS regular season start with his next selection in league play.
Bench: GK Jacob Jackson, M Emmanuel Boateng, D Omar Gonzalez, M Sebastian Lletget, M Matt Polster, F Justin Rennicks, D Ryan Spaulding
- Sebastian Lletget owns a team-best five goals scored across eight U.S. Open Cup appearances. Lletget has logged two goals with two assists across all contests in 2022.
- Justin Rennicks owns one goal in U.S. Open Cup play, scoring his first professional goal in a 2-1 loss to Orlando City SC in the Round of 16 in 2019.
- Emmanuel Boateng assisted Adam Buksa’s goal in last Saturday’s match, giving him two assists over his last three appearances.
- Matt Polster has appeared in every match across all competitions in 2022, starting all but one.
- First-round MLS SuperDraft pick Jacob Jackson has made five starts for Revolution II with a 1.00 goals-against average in his rookie season.