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MATCHDAY GUIDE | Audi MLS Cup Playoffs | New England Revolution at Atlanta United FC

THE BASICS

New England Revolution at Atlanta United FC

Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Round One

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 1 p.m.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Atlanta, Ga.

Predicted Weather: Sunny | High 72 | Low 57


RAISE YOUR COLORS 

#RaiseYourColors to support the New England Revolution on social media during their postseason run.

The playoff campaign #RaiseYourColors comes from the chant "Mama, Mama," sung by the Revolution's loyal supporters in The Fort. The supporters mean so much to Revolution players, coaches and staff, and the organization chose this line from the meaningful song to help unify us all, as we push forward in Round One of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs together. 


RECENT FORM VS. ATLANTA UNITED FC

It's officially time for the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, and the No. 7 seed New England Revolution will play in Round One at the No. 2 seed Atlanta United's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday in a winner-take-all game.

This will be only the seventh overall match between these two sides since Atlanta joined MLS as an expansion team in 2017, but it will be the second time the Revs have played the defending MLS Cup champs in a span of two weeks. 

These two sides finished the regular season at the same venue, where the Revs fell to Atlanta, 3-1, on Decision Day. However, both sides were equally dangerous in this playoff primer as New England registered 18 shots to Atlanta's 19. The match served as a dress rehearsal in which the Revolution identified areas to improve before returning for the playoff do-or-die game.

The Revolution had the comeback of the MLS campaign after starting the season 2-8-2 before sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena took over, going 9-3-10 since mid-May to lead the team to their first playoff berth since 2015. This team has also gone 3-2-6 on the road under Arena, matching Supporters' Shield winners LAFC for fewest road losses in MLS the past five months.

Overall Record vs. Atlanta: 0-4-2
Away Record vs. Atlanta: 0-3-0

Last meeting at Gillette Stadium: Atlanta 2, Revs 0 (April 13, 2019)
Last meeting at Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Atlanta 3, Revs 1 (October 6, 2019)


HOW TO TUNE IN

WATCH
Local TV: NBC Sports Boston (English)
National TV: Univision (Spanish and English with SAP)
Streaming: NBCSportsBoston.com, NBC Sports mobile app

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

PREGAME COVERAGE
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down the starting lineups and all of the storylines on the first-ever Revolution Pregame Live playoff show! Coverage from Mercedes-Benz Stadium will begin at 12:15 p.m. ET on the Revolution's official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels, as well as on www.revolutionsoccer.net. 


RELATED NEWS

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WATCH: Training Vision | Final playoff preparations from the Peach State
WATCH: Pehota and Lemieux check in with a preview from Atlanta
WATCH: Training Report | Revs ready for their rematch in Atlanta
PHOTOS | An inside look at the Revs' training session in the ATL
WATCH: Farrell | "We have a chance to do something special" in the playoffs
READ: Lemieux Previeux | Revs kick off playoff campaign at defending champs
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WATCH: The moment Gil found out he'd won MLS Newcomer of the Year
READ: Carles Gil named 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year
WATCH: Gil | Recent game vs. Atlanta "a benchmark for what to expect"
WATCH: Bou | "The key for us will be to stay together" in Atlanta
WATCH: Bunbury | "These (playoff) situations don't come very often"
WATCH: Arena | Revs "looking forward to the challenge" in Atlanta
READ: Castillo eyes playoff return, but admits he's "not fully fit" yet
WATCH: Turner | Revs not satisfied to "just be taking part" in playoffs
WATCH: Bunbury | Do-or-die playoff games "just about who executes"
WATCH: Back from injury, Castillo "trying to get fit" for Atlanta trip
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READ: Top 5 Playoff Games - No. 5 | Revs spurred by road support at Red Bull
READ: Road Ready | Revs undaunted by task of playing away from home
READ: Carles Gil voted a finalist for MLS Newcomer of the Year
WATCH: Playoff Primer | Breaking down the Eastern Conference playoff bracket
WATCH: Training Report | Extra week to prep has Revs on the grind
READ: Revs lean on Arena's experience during playoff preparation
WATCH: Highlights | Carles Gil lights up MLS in his debut season
WATCH: Highlights | Bou's midseason arrival aids Revs' resurgence
WATCH: Highlights | Turner's heroics continue to turn heads
WATCH: The Turnaround | Revs defy the odds to surge into playoffs
WATCH: Caldwell | "We have a great belief in ourselves"
WATCH: Agudelo | "Everyone is locked in" preparing for playoffs
WATCH: Anibaba on rematch with Atlanta | "It'll be a different game"
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast | Turner talks playoffs, GK of the Year chatter
WATCH: Around the League | Playoff bracket set following Decision Day
READ: Regular-season finale in Atlanta a "dress rehearsal" for playoff rematch
WATCH: Highlights | Revs trade blows early but fall in Atlanta on Decision Day
READ: Recap | Revs fall to Atlanta, 3-1, in regular-season finale


SHOW YOUR COLORS 

Break out your new kit, “The Colonial!"

The Revs will be sporting their sleek secondary kits, which take inspiration from uniforms the colonial generals wore in the Revolutionary War.

These jerseys sport a white front with light blue sides and sleeves, and are tied together with navy blue trim. The light blue sides continue to cover the back of the jersey, topped near the neckline with the classic image of the Flag of New England.

You can own "The Colonial" by visiting the Gillette Stadium ProShop, or clicking HERE.

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