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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where we’re expecting a record crowd of close to 40,000 for Saturday’s regular season home finale between the Revolution (13-11-8, 47 points) and the Montreal Impact (13-13-6, 45 points). Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.

Tonight’s match marks the third and final time the two sides will face each other during the regular season. The sides drew 0-0 in the Revolution’s home opener on Mar. 22, while the Impact got the best of the locals 3-0 in Montreal on Sept. 19.

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What’s at stake? For the Revolution, a fourth chance clinch a postseason berth awaits them in Saturday’s home finale. A win or draw, and they’re in. The stakes are identical for the Impact, who’ll be looking to make postseason reservations with a win on Saturday.

Biggest question: Can the Revolution get better on both sides of the ball? Over the course of their three-game winless streak, they’ve been outscored 7-3, a sign that both the offense and defense have to get back into gear if they want to finish the season strong, and use that momentum going into the playoffs.

Weather: It’s a tad chilly here at Gillette Stadium, with temps in the low-50s, and clear skies above. Precipitation is not expected to be a factor before the final whistle, but temps are expected to drop into the 30s.

Referees: Mark Geiger will be the referee on Saturday. Interestingly, the Revolution are 2-1-1 this year when he’s the man the middle. Joining Kelly will be Brian Dunn (AR1) and Matthew Nelson (AR2). The fourth official will be Silviu Petrescu.

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