New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
Thursday, August 20 | 7:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Massachusetts
Predicted Weather: Partly cloudy | High 80 | Low 55
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Streaming: NBCSportsBoston.com, NBC Sports mobile app
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub, 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE PRESENTED BY DAN O'BRIEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
Thursday, August 20 | 6:45 p.m.
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live presented by Dan O'Brien Automotive Group, available live at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday evening on the Revolution’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
You wouldn't begin to believe all the storylines we get to touch on tomorrow night.— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) August 19, 2020
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OUTSIDE THE BOOTH PRESENTED BY DAN O'BRIEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
Wednesday, August 19 | 12 p.m.
Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies are back for another installment of Outside the Booth presented by Dan O'Brien Automotive Group, as the Revolution's broadcast team will preview Thursday night's match. The show, available on the Revolution's social channels, will feature in-depth analysis and commentary, while callers can voice their opinions and ask questions by calling in at 855-728-7500.
RECENT FORM VS. PHILADELPHIA UNION
It's been more than five months since their home opener on March 7, but the New England Revolution are finally back in action at Gillette Stadium against the Philadelphia Union on Thursday, August 20.
Last season these two sides squared off only once while New England was under the new regime of sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena, playing to a 1-1 draw in June in Foxborough. In recent years the Union have been something of a bogey team for the Revs, who've won only once in their past 11 regular-season matches against the Union (1-8-2).
While the Revs haven't yet squared off against Philadelphia in the 2020 regular season, they most recently played against the Union in the Round of 16 of the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando just four weeks ago. Philly knocked New England out of the tournament with a 1-0 loss, however, this rematch is the Revs' chance for redemption. With this game resuming regular-season action, this battle is the one that counts more with an opportunity to climb the ladder in the East.
As the Revs take their home field for the first time in more than five months against this conference rival, this will be a match that you won't want to miss.
Overall Record vs. Philadelphia Union: 6-14-5
Home Record vs. Philadelphia Union: 3-5-3
Last Meeting: Union 1, Revs 0 (July 25, 2020 - MLS is Back Tournament)
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 1, Union 1 (June 26, 2019)
Last Meeting at Subaru Park: Union 6, Revs 1 (May 4, 2019)
READ: Preview | Revs battle Union in long-awaited return to Foxborough
WATCH: Outside the Booth | Brad and CD9 chat with Richie Williams
WATCH: Pregame Live Preview | Storylines to keep an eye on Thursday
READ: Statement | No fans at Gillette Stadium through September
READ: Hero of the Match | Sullivan fights for change as president of NAACP Boston
WATCH: Training Vision presented by Shields | Home at last
WATCH: Matt Polster Q&A | New midfielder answers fan questions
WATCH: Highlights | Tommy McNamara loves a long-range goal
READ: Revs add Tommy McNamara from Houston Dynamo
WATCH: Highlights | Kekuta Manneh's best moments in MLS
READ: Revs acquire Kekuta Manneh from FC Cincinnati
PHOTO GALLERY: Ready for the Restart
WATCH: Ready, Set, Games | Revs schedule resumes Thursday night
WATCH: Coffee with the Coach fueled by Dunkin' | Arena on expectations for 2020
LISTEN: Far Post | Kessler on navigating life as a rookie in 2020
READ: Gil's absence "an opportunity for guys to step up"
READ: Arena hints at heavy rotation as Revs prep for hectic schedule
READ: Revs ready for unique challenges as MLS play resumes
WATCH: Bunbury on return of MLS | "We're all in this together"
WATCH: Bou | "We have many expectations and high expectations"
WATCH: Mancienne on defensive resolve | "It's all a mentality thing"
WATCH: Outside the Booth | Onalfo and Peay talk path to the pros
READ: We're coming back! Revs announce six games as season continues
WATCH: Training Vision | Forging ahead in Foxborough
WATCH: Matt Polster | From Rangers to the Revs
READ: After Orlando, Revs working on finding their finishing touch
READ: Injury Update | Gil undergoes surgery on Achilles tendon
READ: First Impressions | Teammates offer thoughts on Polster
WATCH: Rowe | "We're ready to play as fast as possible"
WATCH: Turner on defensive identity | "Our role is to keep a zero"
WATCH: Farrell | "We only got a little bit of a taste" in Orlando
READ: Back to Work | Revs preparing for season's next step
SHOW YOUR COLORS
On Thursday night the Revs will be sporting "The Original," New England's primary kit designed as a nod to the club's original 1996 look, as Major League Soccer and the Revs continue 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 picking one up at the Gillette Stadium ProShop, or by ordering online HERE.
"The Original" jerseys the players will wear on Thursday night will have an additional special feature. Player jerseys will feature C.H.A.N.G.E patches, to symbolize the club's commitment to social justice and education on how to create change with open dialogues about race and racism. The jerseys will be auctioned off to benefit NAACP Boston.