New England Soccer Today

Gameday: #NEvTOR



FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution will face a reloaded Toronto FC for the first time in 2015. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm

Saturday’s contest will feature no fewer than four five who’ve received caps with U.S. Men’s National Team this year (Lee Nguyen, Juan Agudelo, Jermaine Jones, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley).

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What’s at stake? The Revolution will be looking to bounce back from last week’s disappointing 2-2 draw at Orlando City. Although the draw allowed the Revolution to extend their unbeaten streak to eight, improvement from their performance against the Lions will be the name of the game for the hosts. On the other side of the pitch, Toronto will attempt to bounce back from last week’s 2-1 loss to Houston, as well as their elimination from the Canadian Championship tournament on Wednesday.

Biggest question: Is Jose Goncalves ready to return to the XI? While Jermaine Jones has played the good soldier dropping back, it’s no secret he does his best work in the midfield. After Goncalves appeared to train without issue this week, it appears the skipper is ready to reclaim his spot in the middle of the defense.

Noteworthy: Saturday’s match is the first time Jozy Altidore has faced the Revolution since Apr. 19, 2008.

Weather: Temperatures are in the low-60s with overcast skies at Gillette Stadium with kickoff looming. Showers could make their way through the region.

Referees: Sorin Stoica will be the man in the middle for Saturday’s clash. The last Revolution game Stoica officiated was a 1-1 draw at Chicago on Apr. 19, 2014 – a game which finished 10 v 10 and also featured a stoppage time penalty miss from Juan Luis Anangono. Joining Stoica will be Claudiu Badea (AR1) and Scott Kachmarik (AR2) while Mark Kadlecik will serve as the fourth official.

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