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3 things you should know before the Revs face NYCFC

Both teams are dealing with suspension and two more things you should know.

MLS: New England Revolution at New York City FC Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Revolution travel to Yankee Stadium to face New York City FC this Sunday. Here are three things you should know before the 6 PM kickoff.

  1. The Revs have collected at least one point in their last four trips to the Bronx. Although it’s a less-than-desirable place to play, the Revs have fared pretty well at Yankee Stadium as the club is 1-1-2 all-time. Their most recent visit occurred on May 31 and is most remembered for Xavier Kouassi scoring an 86th minute equalizer on one leg. That said, here’s a reality check for you: The Revs are winless on the road in 2017 while NYCFC are unbeaten in eight games at Yankee Stadium.
  2. Claude Dielna and Krisztian Nemeth could make their Revolution debut. The Revs made two signings during the Summer Transfer Window and both are in contention to play this Sunday. On Tuesday, head coach Jay Heaps was noncommittal about Dielna’s status, saying, “He's definitely in contention. It's just a matter of how many minutes and whether you start him or bring him off the bench.” Heaps had similar things to say about Nemeth, explaining, “He's got a little bit of a ways to go to be 90-minutes fit, but we think we can get good minutes out of him relatively quickly."
  3. Both teams are dealing with suspensions. The Revs only have one player out on caution accumulation, as Je-Vaughn Watson received his fifth yellow card of the year last weekend. Watson started at left back against the Vancouver Whitecaps and could be replaced by Kelyn Rowe, Chris Tierney, or the aforementioned Dielna. Meanwhile, NYCFC will be without Alexander Ring and Ethan White. Ring, a center midfielder, has played 23 games this year, collecting three assists. White has been a regular on the back line with 17 starts.