Sunday’s match will be the third meeting for both clubs. With a season record of 0-1-1, the Revolution will look earn their first win against NYCFC in 2020.
The Revolution will look to regain momentum after a disappointing and controversial 1-0 loss at home to Toronto F.C. on Wednesday. When talking about Wednesday’s loss, Bruce Arena said, “Not a good job in finishing our chances, but, big play in that game is the non-call on [Andrew] Farrell. That’s a penalty. I mean, that’s a foul. And we have no one to blame but ourselves, not converting a penalty kick. Us not walking off the field tonight with at least a point is a crime.”.
New York City F.C. comes into Sunday’s match looking to extend their winning streak to four games after easily defeating D.C. United 4-1 on Wednesday.
Revs midfielder’s Luis Caicedo and Carles Gil will be unavailable for Sunday’s match. Another name added to the list is forward Gustavo Bou. Bou was absent from Wednesday’s eighteen after picking up a minor injury. Regarding Bou’s status for Sunday, Bruce Arena said “Gustavo is improving every day. We haven’t determined our starting lineup at this point.”.
One name we could see return to the pitch is none other than midfielder Matt Polster. Polster has been out of action since exiting the September 27th match against D.C. United with a concussion.
Midfielder Lee Nguyen will look to make Revolution history on Sunday. Nguyen is only one assist away from being the sole Revolution player to obtain 50 goals and 50 assists with the club.
Diego Fagundez will look to take one step closer to becoming the Revolution’s leader in all-time appearances. With 256 appearances, Fagundez trails Shalrie Joseph’s record of 261 appearances by five.
One player who is excited about Sunday’s match is rookie center back Henry Kessler. Kessler, who was born and raised in New York, New York, has not been shy to show his love for the New York Yankees. Not only will he return to his hometown, but play on the same grounds as the Yankees.
Sunday’s match is scheduled to kickoff at 4:30 PM. Fans can tune into NBC Sports Boston for television coverage. Fans can also turn the dial to 98.5 The Sports Hub or Nossa Radio USA for radio coverage.
Remember to check back to The Bent Musket after Sunday’s match for a post-game recap!