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Revs return to action Friday night against D.C United

MLS: New England Revolution at Montreal Impact Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

After securing three points in their tournament opener against the Montreal Impact, the New England Revolution prepare for their second match of the group stage portion of the MLS is Back tournament.

The Revolution will return to action at ESPN’s Wide World of Sport on July 17th as they take on D.C. United. This comes after a crazy week for D.C. United which involved a postponement of their tournament opener against Toronto F.C. two times. The first due to Toronto’s late arrival to the bubble in Orlando while the second postponement was a result of positive COVID-19 tests on both sides. Toronto and D.C. were able to complete their match on July 13th which saw D.C. come back from a two-goal deficit and score both goals in the final ten minutes of the match.

This is a big advantage for the Revolution who have had a full week to recuperate and prepare for Friday’s match while D.C will only have 3 full days. It’s big considering how the weather, specifically the heat and humidity has played a factor in all tournament games.

Revs fans will be excited to hear that midfielder Wilfried Zahibo and defender Andrew Farrell could possibly make a return to Friday’s lineup after suffering minor injuries. While talking with the media, Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena was asked about Friday’s lineup. Arena responded by saying “We haven’t finalized our lineup yet. Andrew Farrell suffered an injury maybe 2 weeks ago so that held him out. … Wilfried Zahibo suffered a slight muscle strain and wasn’t available for the game against Montreal.”. Whether or not Zahibo or Farrell are on the game day roster Friday, it is good to know that both are making large strides in their journey to return to play.

Fans, players, and coaches will be looking to use Friday’s match to build a wider gap in the Group C table. After the firs set of games in Group C, the Revolution sit atop of the table with 3 points while Friday’s opponents D.C. United sit in second place, tied with Toronto F.C. with 1 point. Montreal sits in last with 0 points.

Revs fans who are looking to watch Friday’s encounter with D.C. United can tune into ESPN at 8:00 PM ET for live coverage. For Spanish coverage, fans can tune into ESPN Deportes. For radio coverage, head over to 98.5 The Sports Hub.

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