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5 Revolution Home Matches Worth Seeing in Person

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New England Revolution fans cheer during the first half against the Montreal Impact at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 23, 2016.
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Can’t decide which Revolution home match to attend? Check out of one of these compelling matchups at Gillette Staidum:

Saturday, March 25 vs. Minnesota United

Kickoff time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Last Meeting: No prior matchups

In its first MLS offseason, Minnesota United swiped a pair of Revolution players: Femi Hollinger-Janzen, selected in the 2016 Expansion Draft, and Bobby Shuttleworth, acquired in a trade for Femi.

While Shuttleworth likely won’t feature in this match, Femi may, creating a compelling matchup between the forward and his former club (both of them).

Even without the Femi-Shuttleworth storyline, Minnesota United will bring plenty of Intrigue to Foxboro. The club made a handful of under-the-radar acquisitions, bringing in Costa Rican international Francisco Calvo, former Orlando City playmaker Kevin Molino and Norwegian center back Vadim Demidov, who will likely become the team’s first captain.

The Loons are something of a mystery; can the Revs hang with them?

Saturday, April 8 vs. Houston Dynamo

Kickoff time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Last Meeting: 3-3 draw on March 6, 2016

The last time the Revolution and Dynamo squared off in the regular season, Daigo Kobayashi scored an equalizer at the death to help the Revs preserve a point. This time around, the two will clubs look much different.

The Revolution will feature a new goalkeeper, a re-vamped back line and a healthy forward pairing of Juan Agudelo and Kei Kamara, neither of whom featured in the last meeting between the two clubs. The Dynamo underwent a more significant roster overhaul, highlighted by the addition of veteran defender AJ DeLaGarza and several young, energetic attackers.

Projected to outperform last year’s 10th-place finish, the Dynamo will give the Revs all they can handle, as they always do.

Saturday, June 3 vs. Toronto FC

Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Last Meeting: 4-1 loss on Aug. 6, 2016

A loss in the 2016 MLS Cup Final didn't shake the Toronto Front Office, as the club made few changes this offseason. That means the Revs will need to contend with Sebastian Giovinco and Michael Bradley yet again.

Last season, the Revs weren't up to the task, enduring a 4-1 drubbing at BMO Field. This time, new center backs Antonio Delamea and Benjamin Angoua will face perhaps their toughest test of the season in controlling Giovinco and Jozy Altidore. A win would prove the Revs can hang with the toughest attacking teams in MLS.

Saturday, June 17 vs. Chicago Fire

Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Last Meeting: 2-1 loss on Oct. 16, 2016

While the Revolution-Fire rivalry has lost its spark in recent years, the competition should ramp back up in 2017. Chicago just finished a notable offseason which included the acquisition of midfielders Juninho and Dax McCarty, along with the signing of Hungarian forward Nemanja Nikolic, the team’s newest DP.

When the two teams square off in June, the Fire will likely need a second-half surge to qualify for the postseason. Can the Revs hang tough?

Saturday, July 22 vs. LA Galaxy

Kickoff time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Last Meeting: 4-2 loss on May 8, 2016

Long gone is the LA Galaxy of old. Club icons Bruce Arena, Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Mike Magee have all moved on, leaving new coach Curt Onalfo with the task of resurrecting the team’s identity.

Newcomer Jermaine Jones—now on his second team since leaving the Revs a year ago—will help establish this new modus operandi. Jones has plenty of talent around him, including holdovers Giovani dos Santos and Jelle Van Damme. But can this talent bring LA back to the promise land?

The Revs, who have not beaten LA since 2013, will try to stand in the way come July,