The New England Revolution return to action when they host New York City F.C. on Saturday, September 18th.
The Revolution come into Saturday’s match one week after giving up a game-winning goal in stoppage time during their 2-1 defeat against the Philadelphia Union. The Revs will look to finish the month of September on a good note after having two tough outings against NYCFC and the Philadelphia Union.
NYCFC will look to continue their winning ways coming off a 2-1 victory over F.C. Cincinnati. NYCFC has been riding a tremendous wave of momentum as they have yet to lose since returning to MLS regular-season action on August 20th.
When talking about the previous meeting with NYCFC, Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said, “We’re obviously aware of the mistakes we made in that game. We understand what New York City brings to the game, and hopefully we’re better prepared this time around.”.
The Revolution will be without midfielders Luis Caicedo and Carles Gil, who are recovering from injury.
The Revs will also be without recently-acquired midfielder Matt Polster. Polster was sent off in the Revs’ last match against the Union in the 56th minute after being booked with a second yellow card.
56' - Polster receives his second yellow card and is subsequently sent off. We'll play down a man the rest of the way.#NERevs | #PHIvNE 0-0— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) September 13, 2020
NYCFC will also be missing some players, as they’ll be without defender Tayvon Gray, midfielder Gedion Zelalem, and DP midfielder Maximiliano Moralez.
| #NEvNYC Squad Update ⬇️ @nyphospital https://t.co/jg8i7wd4bW— New York City FC (@NYCFC) September 18, 2020
Although the Revolution will benefit from the absence of Moralez, they’ll have to put in a 90-minute performance if they want to secure three points at home. This has been a struggle for the Revolution as of late.
Saturday’s match is set to kickoff at 4:30 PM EST. Fans can tune into NBC Sports Boston for television coverage. For radio coverage, tune into 98.5 The Sports Hub or Nossa Radio USA.
Remember to check back on The Bent Musket after Saturday’s game for a postgame recap!