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The Revs must be more accurate in front of net versus D.C. United

Revs prepare for their second match in a 5 day span

MLS: Philadelphia Union at New England Revolution Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Revolution return to action on August 25th when the Revs travel down to Audi Field to take on D.C. United.

This will be the second match for both clubs since the 2020 Major League Soccer season was restarted. D.C. United reopened their season on August 21st when they battled F.C. Cincinnati to a scoreless draw.

Just like D.C. United, the Revolution also played to a scoreless draw in their season re-opener against the Philadelphia Union.

Unfortunately, it appears that the Revs latest acquisitions, Tommy McNamara from Houston and Kekuta Manneh from Cincinnati, will be unavailable for Tuesday’s game. McNamara and Manneh, who were acquired on August 17th, are completing mandatory 10-day quarantine. According to Revolution Senior Staff Writer and Editor Jeff Lemieux, the pair are “unlikely to be available on Tuesday night in D.C.”

Assistant coach Richie Williams will return to the sidelines because Bruce Arena has been handed an additional two-game ban for confronting a referee during the MLS is Back tournament.

The Revolution will look to continue creating chances with the main emphasis being on finishing. While generating chances has been a strong suit of this Revolution, accuracy has not been.

Dating back to the season opener against Montreal on February 29th, the Revolution have taken an astonishing 111 shots with only 28 of those shots on target. That means for every four shots the Revs have taken this season, only one was on target.

If the Revolution want to go anywhere this season, they’re going to have to find a way to bring their shot on target percentage above 25 percent.

Tuesday’s game is scheduled to kickoff at 7:00 PM EST. Fans looking to watch the match can tune into NBCSN Boston. Fans looking to listen to the match can turn the dial to 98.5 The Sports Hub or Nossa Radio USA.

Remember to check back on The Bent Musket after the game for a full breakdown of Tuesday’s match and the latest news revolving around the New England Revolution.