New England Soccer Today

Gameday: #NEvNYC


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution (6-9-6, 24 points) will face expansion side New York City FC (5-8-6, 21 points) for the second time this season. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.

Earlier this year, New York City handed the Revolution a 2-0 loss at Yankee Stadium on Mar. 15.

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What’s at stake? For the Revolution, it’s an absolute must-win match with the season slipping away. While there’s still time to make up the difference, the fact is the rest of the conference is catching up to the Revolution, who could slip to ninth place with a loss on Saturday. For New York City, Saturday’s match represents a chance to climb the conference ladder after going 4-1-1 in their last six.

Biggest question: Can the patchwork defense – which will be missing Jose Goncalves due to a red card ban – contain a thirsty New York City attack?

Noteworthy: The last time Goncalves served a red card ban – back on Mar. 21 vs. Montreal – the Revolution kicked off a nine-game unbeaten streak, the longest in the league during the 2015 season.

Weather: We have overcast skies here at Gillette Stadium, with temperatures in the mid-70s.

Referees: Sorin Stoica will be the referee for Saturday’s match. Stoica’s last Revolution game was their 1-1 draw to Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium on May 16. Joining Stoica will be Matthew Nelson (AR1) and Jason White (AR2). Marcos De Oliveira will be the fourth official.

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