Matchday Guide | Cristian Penilla

MATCHDAY GUIDE: New England Revolution at Los Angeles FC | September 15, 2018


New England Revolution at Los Angeles FC

Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 10:30 p.m. ET

Banc of California Stadium | Los Angeles, California

Predicted Weather: Partly sunny | High 85 | Low 66


This will be the first-ever match between the New England Revolution and Los Angeles FC, as 2018 is the inaugural season for the league’s most recent expansion side.

While this will be the initial meeting between the Revs and LAFC, there is recent history between these two teams. In May, they completed a trade that sent former Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen to Los Angeles FC for up to $950,000 in allocation money and a potential first-round SuperDraft pick for 2019 or 2020. Additionally, former Revs midfielder Benny Feilhaber (2011-2012) also plays for LAFC, after he was acquired from Sporting Kansas City ahead of the 2018 season.

To add to the mix, head coach Brad Friedel, assistant coach Mike Lapper, and midfielder Kelyn Rowe all attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and will be having a bit of a homecoming as they train at their alma mater on Friday prior to Saturday’s match.

As both teams look to make history at Banc of California Stadium this weekend, it will be a game that you won’t want to miss.

Overall Record vs. LAFC: 0-0-0 (First Meeting)
Away Record vs. LAFC: 0-0-0 (First Meeting)


TV: NBC Sports Boston
Streaming:, NBC Sports Boston mobile app

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA (Portuguese)


READ: Preview: Revs head west for first-ever meeting with expansion side LAFC
WATCH: Three Numbers That Matter | A new foe, West Coast success, leaving it late
WATCH: UCLA Homecoming | Rowe, Friedel, Lapper visit old stomping grounds
READ: Revs aiming to carry "good vibes" from win over NYCFC into LAFC match
READ: Fresh off MLS debut, Angking gets "massive experience" with U.S. U19s
READ: Revs add Argentine attacker Guillermo Hauche ahead of roster freeze
WATCH: Training Report: Midfield matchup at LAFC, roster freeze, and more
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast: Caldwell, Turner join the show's final tour stop
READ: Bunbury "progressing nicely" as Revs prepare to visit LAFC
READ: International Roundup: Angking scores to lift U.S. U19s to tourney win
WATCH: The Playoff Picture: Breaking down the playoff race in the East
WATCH: Farrell: Revs "all business" as they make first trip to LAFC
WATCH: Rowe: "We're going to have to grind it out" in playoff race
WATCH: Mancienne confident as Revs head to LAFC: "We can beat anyone"
WATCH: Knighton: Key at LAFC "is winning that midfield battle"
WATCH: Friedel: "You have to go prove yourself again, and then again"
READ: Friedel backs young GK Turner after Knighton steps up at NYCFC
READ: 18-year-old Angking debuts: "One of the best nights of my life"
READ: Goal scorer Wright "was just waiting for a chance" to get first MLS start
READ: Wright, Anibaba earn spots on MLS Team of the Week presented by Audi
WATCH: Outside the Box: Behind the scenes of Revs' vital road win
WATCH: Highlights: Wright's first MLS goal lifts Revs to gutsy 1-0 win
READ: Recap: Revs claw their way to massive 1-0 road win over NYCFC


Break out your red and white kits!

The Revs will be wearing their secondary jerseys, which sport a classic half-and-half design on the front contrasted with a white back.