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MATCHDAY GUIDE | New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact | July 9, 2020

THE BASICS

MLS is Back Tournament

New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact

Thursday, July 9 | 8 p.m.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex | Orlando, Florida

Predicted Weather: PM Thunderstorms | High 93 | Low 78


MLS IS BACK TOURNAMENT

After a four-month hiatus from league play, the MLS is Back Tournament kicks off this week in Orlando. Each team will play three group-stage matches that will count towards the regular-season standings, and sides that advance to the knockout stage will vie to be crowned champions, earning a berth to the 2021 Concacaf Champions League.

Not to mention, the players will also be contesting for a piece of a $1.1 million pool of prize money based on results.

The stage has been set for the initial matchups, and the New England Revolution have been placed in Group C with three Eastern Conference foes: Toronto FC, D.C. United and the Montreal Impact. The top two finishers in Group C will advance to the tournament’s Round of 16, while several third-place finishers league-wide will also book a place in the knockout rounds.

Following the Round of 16, the winners will advance to the quarterfinals and compete for an opportunity to vie for the title in the semifinals and final.


RECENT FORM VS. MONTREAL IMPACT

After four long months without soccer following the MLS suspension due to COVID-19, the New England Revolution will make their return to the pitch in the MLS is Back Tournament on Thursday. Similar to how the team started out the original 2020 campaign, New England will open the MLS is Back Tournament group stage against the Montreal Impact. 

When the Revs and Impact squared off in February to open the season, New England ultimately fell 2-1 at Olympic Stadium. Teal Bunbury’s early goal gave the Revs the initial lead in the game, however Montreal responded with a pair of goals to give the Canadian side the upper hand. Tajon Buchanan almost notched a late equalizer, but it cannoned off the post.

However, that initial match lights extra fuel to the fire as the Revs have their sights set on redemption and three points in their rematch in Orlando.

The Revs went winless against the Impact in 2019 - losing at home and drawing on the road - but New England have won six of their past 10 meetings with Montreal (6-3-1) dating back to 2016.

The Revs will look to start the group stage off on the right foot with a win over the Impact on Thursday.

Overall Record vs. Impact: 9-10-3

Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Impact 3, Revs 0 (April 24, 2019)
Last Meeting at Olympic Stadium: Impact 2, Revs 1 (February 29, 2020)


HOW TO TUNE IN

WATCH
National TV: TUDN (Spanish)
Streaming: Twitter (English)

LISTEN
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub, SiriusXM FC Channel 157 (English)

REVOLUTION LIVE PRESENTED BY DAN O'BRIEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP (JULY 9)
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the storylines on Revolution Live presented by Dan O'Brien Automotive Group, available live at 3 p.m. on the Revolution’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.

OUTSIDE THE BOOTH PRESENTED BY DAN O'BRIEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP (JULY 10)
Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies will go live at 12 p.m. on Friday for a new online, call-in talk show recapping the previous night's match. The show, available on the Revolution's social channels, will feature a live interview with Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena, while callers can voice their opinions and ask questions by calling in at 855-728-7500. 


RELATED NEWS

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READ: Revs sign versatile defender/midfielder Matt Polster
WATCH: Polster on Arena | "I want to play for him and I want to win"
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WATCH: Training Vision | First taste of Florida
READ: Prep enters final stages with opener vs. Impact looming
READ: Training gets underway in Orlando | "It was a good day"
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WATCH: Arena | "When the whistle blows, we've got to be ready to go"
WATCH: Bunbury | Revs in search of "retribution" in opener vs. Impact
READ: Buksa recalls Disney Cup experience with Wisla Krakow U13s
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WATCH: Buksa | MLS is Back "a great opportunity to get back on the field"
WATCH: Arena on MLS is Back | "It's good attention for the league"
WATCH: Turner | "Everybody's been really anxious and eager" to play
READ: Revs to host drive-in watch parties at Gillette Stadium for MLS is Back
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast | Bye and Revs say hello to Orlando
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast | Rowe on what to expect in Orlando
READ: Full broadcast schedule for MLS is Back Tournament announced
WATCH: See You Real Soon | Everything you need to know about MLS is Back


SHOW YOUR COLORS

Thursday night will mark the return of "The Original," New England's brand new primary kit designed as a nod to the club's original 1996 look, as Major League Soccer and the Revs resume their milestone 25th season.

The sleek white stripe across the jersey echoes the angled stripes across the '96 kit, while the blue top is complemented by red shorts similar to those worn by the Revolution's first-ever squad.

You can own "The Original" by ordering online HERE.