New England Soccer Today

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Good afternoon from Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution, who are up 2-1 on aggregate against the Red Bulls, will look to lock up a spot in the MLS Cup final in today’s second leg of the Eastern Conference Final. Kickoff is set for 3:00pm.

What’s at stake: A trip to the MLS Cup Final, of course. If the Revolution take care of business on their home turf, it’ll be their fifth trip to the championship final, with their last coming in 2007. The Red Bulls’ lone MLS Cup final appearance came in 2008.

Revs looking to extend home success in postseason: The Revolution enter Saturday’s contest unbeaten in their last 16 home playoff games (12-0-4) in regulation. Their last loss in regulation came in 1997.

Weather: It’s a cold 32 degrees here in Foxborough, with clear conditions. The Revolution were 1-0-0 during the regular season when the game time temperature fell between 30-49 degrees.

Pre-game handout: A  picture of Jose Goncalves and Teal Bunbury in mid-celebration.


Toledo takes refereeing reins: Baldomero Toledo, one of the league’s most polarizing referees, will serve as the man in the middle on Saturday. The last Revolution game he officiated was their 3-2 win at Kansas City on Sept. 26, a game in which he issued three cautions to each side. Joining Toledo for the Conference Final festivities will be assistant referees Frank Anderson and Ian Anderson. Silviu Petrescu will serve as the fourth official.


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