New England Soccer Today

Gameday: #PHIvNE

Photo credit: Sean Donahue

Photo credit: Sean Donahue

For the first and only time during the regular season, the Revolution (0-0-2, 2 points) will venture to Talen Energy Stadium to face the Philadelphia Union (1-1-0, 3 points) on Sunday at 2:30 pm.

The Revolution head into Sunday’s clash looking for win no. 1 while the Union will be looking to kick off their home schedule with their second set of three points this season.

The match will be broadcast on Comcast Sports Net New England. Former Revolution assistant John Murphy will be making his broadcasting debut alongside play-by-play man Brad Feldman.

For live updates, be sure to follow @nesoccertoday on Twitter throughout the afternoon.

What’s at stake? Aside from getting their first win of the season, the Revolution will be looking for the balance (see: 3-3 and 0-0 scorelines) that’s eluded them in their first two games. As far as Philadelphia goes, they’ll be trying to build upon last week’s 2-1 upset of the reigning conference kings at Columbus.

Biggest question: If Charlie Davies’ hamstring strain keeps him on the sidelines, can the Revolution offense make the most of their chances? After 18 shots failed to yield a single goal in last week’s clash vs. DC, you can bet they’ll be eager to show they’re capable of capitalizing on Sunday.

Weather: It might the first day of spring, but Mother Nature apparently didn’t get the memo as temperatures at Talen Energy Stadium are expected to be in the low-40s at kickoff. Moreover, a slowly-developing nor’easter is expected to hit the Philadelphia area after the final whistle.

Referees: Nima Saghaf will make his MLS refereeing debut on Sunday. Joining Rivero for Sunday’s rivalry match will be Sean Hurd (AR1) and Adrian Wienckowski (AR2). The fourth official will be Alan Kelly.

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