The New England Revolution return to playoff action on Tuesday, November 24th at 8:00 PM, as they travel to Chester, Pennsylvania, to take on a familiar foe in the Philadelphia Union.
Neither side are strangers to each other. Tuesday’s match will be the sixth meeting between both clubs in 2020.
Bruce Arena and the Revolution will look to pick up their first win over Jim Curtin and the Philadelphia Union. The Revs hold an 0-4-1 record against the Union. The closest the Revs have come to beating the Union was back on August 22nd where both clubs played to a 0-0 draw at Gillette.
Although the Revolution have not been able to pick up a win against Philadelphia, the Revs didn’t make it easy for the Union. Four of the last five meetings between the clubs saw Philadelphia only win by one goal or have come to a draw. With that being said, the Revs need to start the match off strong and look to find a goal quickly.
When asked if the Revs would use Tuesday’s match as a form of redemption for the shortcomings during the regular season, Bruce Arena said, “This is obviously an important game in the playoffs. It could be anybody that we’re playing… We want to win the game whether it’s Philadelphia or somebody else. It’s a game we want to win. I wouldn’t call it redemption.”
The key for the Revolution on Tuesday is to score first. Throughout 2020, the Philadelphia Union are 0-4-0 when their opponent scores first. On the other hand, minus scoreless draws, the Revolution have scored first in 11 of 17 matches, 8 of which were wins.
Tuesday match is available to watch on ESPN and ESPN Deportes or available to listen on 98.5 The Sports Hub and Nossa Radio USA.