MATCHDAY GUIDE | 2020 | Turner

MATCHDAY GUIDE | New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union | October 19, 2020

THE BASICS

New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union

Monday, October 19  | 7:30 p.m.

Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Massachusetts

Predicted Weather: Cloudy | High 64 | Low 44


HOW TO TUNE IN

WATCH
TV: NBC Sports Boston

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

REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE PRESENTED BY DAN O'BRIEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
Monday, October 19 | 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 Monday night 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
Friday, October 16 | 12 p.m.
Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies returned for another installment of Outside the Booth presented by Dan O'Brien Automotive Group, as the Revolution's broadcast team recapped the midweek win over Montreal and looked ahead to Monday's battle against the Philadelphia Union. The show, available on the Revolution's social channels, featured in-depth analysis and commentary, and interviews with Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena and midfielder Matt Polster.


RECENT FORM VS. PHILADELPHIA UNION

The New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union have already met three times this year – once in the Round of 16 at the MLS is Back Tournament, as well as once apiece at each team's home venue. Having gone 0-2-1 in those battles the Revs will have the chance to even the series will two more matchups on the docket: on Monday night at Gillette Stadium, and on Decision Day (November 8) at Subaru Park.

Most recently these two sides met just over a month ago at Subaru Park, where the Revs played down a man for the final 34 minutes of the match, found an 81st-minute equalizer with Tajon Buchanan's first career goal, before Philly found a heartbreaking late winner in stoppage time. Looking back, Philly has dominated in recent history, as the Revs have won only once in their past 12 matches against the Union (1-8-3) dating back to September 2015.
 
Philadelphia is coming off a 2-2 draw at D.C United on Wednesday night. The Union have lost only one game in their past nine matches, going 6-1-2 in that span. This draw clinched the Union's berth to the postseason, as they currently sit at 2nd place in the East with 35 points. Meanwhile, the Revs are coming off six points taken in a two-game road swing at New York City FC and the Montreal Impact. These victories put New England at 5th place in the East with 28 points. With an opportunity for the Revs to make a statement by beating one of the top teams in the conference at Gillette Stadium, this will be a game that you won't want to miss.

Overall Record vs. Philadelphia: 6-15-6
Home Record vs. Philadelphia: 3-5-4

Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 0, Union 0 (August 20, 2020)
Last Meeting at Subaru Park: Union 2, Revs 1 (September 12, 2020)


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FOURTH ANNUAL PRIDE NIGHT

Monday’s match marks the Revolution’s annual Pride Night at Gillette Stadium, presented by Santander Bank. In partnership with the New England Revolution, PFLAG and BAGLY, Santander Bank has launched its #RedefiningFamily campaign with the shared belief that all LGBTQ+ youth deserve respect and support from family, no matter how that family is composed.  For every Revolution assist recorded from the return to play in July through the end of the 2020 season, Santander Bank will donate $1,000 each to PFLAG and BAGLY, up to $20,000. These funds will be used to help provide LGBTQ youth with resources such as free one-on-one counseling and housing resources to help support their growth. To learn more how you can support these organizations, click here for PFLAG and here for BAGLY.


SHOW YOUR COLORS

On Monday 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.