New England Revolution vs. Columbus SC
Sunday, May 16 | 6 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Massachusetts
Predicted Weather: Partly sunny | High 72 | Low 54
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 3 p.m.
Gates open at 4:45 p.m.
Kickoff vs. Columbus SC: 6 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: ESPN2 (English), ESPN Deportes (Spanish), MLS LIVE on DAZN
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub and SiriusXM FC 157 (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Sunday, May 16 | 3:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 3:30 p.m. ahead of Sunday evening's showdown against the defending MLS Cup champions, Columbus SC, on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
OUTSIDE THE BOOTH
Monday, May 17 | 12 p.m.
Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies are back for another installment of Outside the Booth, as they'll recap Sunday's showdown against Columbus SC, and look ahead to the squad's home game against longtime rivals the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, May 22. The show, available on the Revolution's social channels, will feature in-depth analysis and commentary, and callers can voice their opinions and ask questions by calling in at 855-728-7500
RECENT FORM VS. COLUMBUS SC
The New England Revolution and Columbus SC will square off in their 83rd overall meeting in all competitions on Sunday evening.
These two original MLS clubs have battled against one another since 1996. Their storied history includes eight postseason meetings, most recently highlighted by last year’s clash in the Eastern Conference Final at Historic Crew Stadium. The Revs fell to the hosts, 1-0, and Columbus went on to be crowned the 2020 MLS Cup champions.
As the Revs host Columbus SC for a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference Final, New England will aim to turn the tables on their home field with a win at Gillette Stadium.
The Revs return home to battle Columbus after taking a point midweek at the Philadelphia Union. After going 2-1-2 (8 points) through five games, New England remains tied atop the Eastern Conference with CF Montreal. Meanwhile, Columbus has a game in hand on the Revs, going 1-1-2 (5 points) through four games. Columbus will also visit Foxborough looking to bounce back after falling on the road to Toronto FC, 2-0, on Wednesday night.
As the Revs host Columbus SC looking to stay atop the East, along with Gillette Stadium increasing fan capacity to 25%, this will be a nationally-televised thriller that you won’t want to miss.
Overall Record vs. Columbus SC: 23-38-13
Home Record vs. Columbus SC: 15-17-6
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Columbus 2, Revs 0 (March 9, 2019)
Last Meeting at Historic Crew Stadium: Columbus 1, Revs 0 (December 6, 2020 - Eastern Conference Final)
WATCH: Twellman previews Sunday's playoff rematch with Columbus SC
READ: Preview | Revs host Crew in rematch of Eastern Conference Final
READ: Revs "feeling good" as they close out busy week at home
WATCH: Playoff rematch with Columbus "not a revenge type of game"
WATCH: Bou feeling "very confident" upon return from minor injury
WATCH: Turner | "We know that intensity needs to be our starting point"
READ: Revs to honor New England Amputee Soccer Team on Sunday
READ: Revs II alum Bell "really blessed" to make MLS debut
READ: Arena | "We should've walked off the field with three points"
WATCH: Highlights | Revs and Union trade late goals in Philadelphia
READ: Recap | Revs battle Union to 1-1 draw at Subaru Park
SOCCER FOR ALL WEEK
Soccer For All week (May 10-16) highlights the collective efforts and strategic partnerships taking place throughout MLS to foster more inclusive and equitable communities.
Soccer For All signifies that everyone is welcome to MLS, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, and emphasizes the League’s commitment to drive positive social change and end discrimination. To commemorate LGBTQ+ Pride month in June, MLS clubs will kick off local activations and in-stadium nights during Soccer For All week to celebrate the League’s diverse and inclusive communities.
Fans will also have an opportunity to purchase adidas Pride training tops beginning May 15 at MLSstore.com or at the Gillette Stadium Pro Shop, as part of Love Unites, adidas’ global campaign promoting equity in sport and reinforcing how the love of sport unites us all.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
On Sunday evening the Revs will be sporting "The Original," New England's primary kit designed as a nod to the club's original 1996 look. 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.