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Revs face a familiar foe in Philly

The Revolution and Union will meet for the third time in two months

New England Revolution v Chicago Fire Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The New England Revolution travel to Subaru Park on Saturday to take on a familiar foe in the Philadelphia Union.

Saturday’s match will be the third meeting between the two clubs this season. The Revs will be looking to pick up their first win against Philadelphia in 2020. The first encounter was a Union win while the second one was a draw.

As expected, midfielder’s Luis Caicedo and Carles Gil are unavailable as they recover from their respective injuries.

On the bright side, the Revs latest re-addition Lee Nguyen will be available for Saturday’s match after making the drive from Miami to Massachusetts. If Nguyen makes an appearance during Saturday’s match, it will be the first time Nguyen dons a Revolution jersey since being traded to LAFC on May 2nd, 2018.

When talking about his latest addition, Head Coach and Sporting Director Bruce Arena said, “I still think he has enough to help our roster. When I was in LA, I saw him play with LAFC and I still thought he was a very good player, and I still think he is. He’s a proven player in the league, he has a history of scoring goals, of being a playmaker – that’s something I think our team can certainly utilize.”

The Revolution will look to build on the momentum from their 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on September 6th. In that game, veteran Teal Bunbury scored both Revolution goals.

On the other hand, Jim Curtin and the Union come into Saturday’s game after picking up a 3-0 victory on the road against the New York Red Bulls. Brenden Aaronson, Kacper Przbyiko, and Matthew Real found the back of the net in that win.

Saturday’s match is scheduled for a 7:30 PM EST kickoff. Fans looking to watch the game can tune into NBC Sports Boston. For radio coverage, fans can turn the dial to 98.5 The Sports Hub for English coverage, or Nossa Radio USA for Portuguese coverage.

Remember to come back to The Bent Musket after the match for a post-game recap!