New England Revolution vs. New York City FC
Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Massachusetts
Predicted Weather: Sunny | High 72 | Low 47
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. for Season Members)
Gates open at 4 p.m. (3:45 p.m. for Season Members)
Kickoff vs. NYCFC: 5 p.m.
RECENT FORM VS. NEW YORK CITY FC
This will be the second and final meeting between the New England Revolution and New York City FC this regular season, with both September match-ups only three weeks apart.
Their most recent battle featured plenty of controversy as Revolution defender Antonio Delamea received a red card in the ninth minute, forcing the visitors to play down a man for over 80 minutes. The Revs held on to a 1-0 lead through the half thanks to a second-minute goal by forward Juan Fernando Caicedo. However, NYCFC equalized and then ultimately found a late winner when they converted a penalty deep into stoppage time.
The stakes have changed in the past three weeks, with even more on the line. The 7th-place Revs (42 points) have a chance to clinch their first postseason berth since 2015 in their home finale. Meanwhile, East-leading New York City FC (61 points) has an opportunity to lock up a first-round bye as the top seed in the East with a win or draw. It's a big game, no matter how you spin it.
This will, without a doubt, be a battle that you won't want to miss.
Overall Record vs. NYCFC: 5-4-3
Home Record vs. NYCFC: 3-1-1
Last Meeting at Yankee Stadium: NYCFC 2, Revs 1 (September 7, 2019)
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, NYCFC 2 (March 24, 2018)
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Streaming: NBCSportsBoston.com, NBC Sports mobile app
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA (Portuguese)
Elizabeth Pehota, Jeff Lemieux and Charlie Davies will break down the starting lineups and all the storylines on Revolution Pregame Live, available at 4:15 p.m. on the Revolution’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
There will also be a special guest appearance on Revolution Pregame Live, as U.S. Women's National Team midfielder and 2019 FIFA World Cup champion Samantha Mewis will join the group ahead of the Revs' important match-up.
FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT
Sunday will be Fan Appreciation Night for the New England Revolution, wrapping up a busy three-game week and several days worth of activities and promotions as players, coaches and the club give special thanks to all of the loyal supporters who come out to Gillette Stadium. There will be several promotions leading up to Sunday's match. Keep an eye on the club's social channels for more details, including Ticket Thursday, Fan Friday and the Race to Kickoff on Saturday. There will also be special activations leading up to the start of the match, including those below:
- 'Tweet Your Seat!' - Let us know where you're sitting during the match with #NERevsSeat for a chance to win prizes.
- '#NERevs Scavenger Hunt!' Stop by Fan Zone starting at 2 p.m. to pick up a list of scavenger clues. Take pictures of all the answers to win a Revs t-shirt inside the stadium.
- 'Junior Revs Global Celebration Competition!' Junior Revs members can stop by Fan Zone at 3:30 p.m. and show off their best goal celebration. The best celebration will win a Revolution team signed ball.
- Make sure to grab an NBC Sports Boston Authentic Fan Cheer Card. Cards will be given out at all ticket gates.
- Post-match full team 'Autograph Alley' will take place in Enel Plaza.
"It's going to be fun. Obviously a great team coming in, New York City FC, who've already clinched their spot. But obviously at home in front of our fans, I think they're going to be really excited for this one, and their support's been great all year. I don't doubt that it'll change. But we're excited to be in front of our fans and hopefully clinch a playoff spot at home."
- Revolution defender Andrew Farrell
Thank you again to all of the incredible fans. The New England Revolution organization recognizes all that you do, and we would like to say thanks not only on Sunday, but for your ongoing and constant support.
READ: Lemieux Previeux | Revs can clinch playoff spot win win vs. NYCFC
WATCH: Thank You, Fans | Six states, one club ... one family
READ: Revs ready for East leaders NYCFC | "We're a fighting group"
WATCH: Arena | "We're not going to lack any energy come Sunday"
WATCH: Agudelo | Chance to clinch in home finale is "a big opportunity"
WATCH: Farrell | "We'll have a team full of guys ready to go" vs. NYCFC
WATCH: Anibaba | "We haven't wavered or hid from any challenges"
WATCH: Outside the Box at Portland Timbers | The Comeback
READ: Epic comeback in Portland gives Revs a chance to clinch at home
WATCH: Highlights | Revs strike twice late to claim dramatic draw
READ: Recap | Revs complete late comeback in 2-2 draw with Timbers
SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED MATCH
Don't forget to stick around after the first team's match to support the Revs' Unified team as our Special Olympians kick off against New York City FC's Unified team at 7:45 p.m., following the first team's match. Fans will be asked to congregate in The Fort (sections 141-143), where you can sing, chant and cheer on both sides. The game will consist of two 20-minute halves, with a five-minute halftime in between.
This is the second and final game the Revs' Unified team will play this year, as they squared off with D.C. United's Unified squad at Audi Field in July. These athletes have worked diligently all season, and appreciate your support to cheer them on as they play on the Gillette Stadium pitch.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
Break out your blue kits!
The Revs will be sporting their sleek primary kits, which take inspiration from the Boston Minutemen, a North American Soccer League club that played in Foxboro's Schaefer Stadium in 1976.
You can get your own Revs 2018-19 primary jersey by visiting the Gillette Stadium ProShop, or by clicking HERE.