New England Soccer Today

Gameday: #NEvLA

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution will face the LA Galaxy for the first time since last year’s MLS Cup final. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm

Sunday’s contest will be the only time last year’s MLS Cup finalists will meet during the regular season.

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What’s at stake? For the Revolution, it’s about getting back in the win column for the first time since May 2, as the club is 0-1-3 in their last four. For the Galaxy, it’s about continuing the form that’s allowed them to pick up back-to-back clean sheets in league play.

Biggest question: Can the Revolution pull out the victory without two of their best players, Lee Nguyen and Chris Tierney? It won’t be easy, especially given Tierney’s form on set pieces.

Noteworthy: Sunday’s game will the first time former Revolution keeper Matt Reis will be back in Foxborough since he retired following the 2013 season. Reis serves as the goalkeeper coach for the Galaxy.

Weather: We’ve got heavy rain and soggy conditions here at Gillette Stadium, with temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s. Another strong band of thunderstorms is expected to go through the area before first whistle.

Referees: Alan Kelly will be the referee for Sunday’s match. Kelly’s last Revolution match was last year’s 2-1 win for the locals over the Impact on Sept. 13, 2013. Joining Kelly will be Adam Wienckowski (AR1) and Gianni Facchini (AR2), with Mathieu Bourdeau serving as the fourth official.

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