August 27, 2022 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – New England Revolution Press Release
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (8-8-10; 34 pts.; 8th in the East) begin a three-game homestand when they host the LA Galaxy (10-11-4; 34 pts.; 8th in the East). 7th in the West) on Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 pm ET at Gillette Stadium. The match airs locally on WSBK-TV38 and myRITV with Brad Feldman, Charlie Davies and Tamara Brown calling the action. Sunday’s contest is also broadcast locally on radio via 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese).
New England and the Galaxy will meet for the first time since June 2, 2019, when the Revolution earned a 2-1 road win in Bruce Arena’s first game away from the Revolution. Since then, Arena has amassed a .619 winning percentage, the best mark in club history. In the regular season series, the Revolution have won 11 of 21 home games against the Galaxy since 1996. This season, LA is 3-6-2 on the road with five straight road losses.
The two original MLS clubs have significant history in the game, highlighted by Arena himself, who led the Galaxy to three MLS Cup titles and two Supporters’ Shields during his eight-year tenure as head coach and general manager. from 2008-16. LA head coach Greg Vanney played for Arena with the Galaxy before entering the coaching ranks, while the Revolution roster features several notable Galaxy alumni, including defenders Omar Gonzalez and AJ DeLaGarza, both staples on the three MLS Cup champion teams from Arena in Los Angeles, and midfielder Emmanuel Boateng. .
Sunday’s game kicks off a crucial three-game home trip for the Revolution, who play five of their last eight games at Gillette Stadium. New England brings a nine-game unbeaten streak at Gillette Stadium to the home series, not losing at Foxborough since April 2. Supported by goalkeeper Djordje Petrović and defenders Henry Kessler and Andrew Farrell at the back, the Revolution recorded a clean sheet in each of the matches. last two home games. Farrell has recorded a team-high three assists against the Galaxy in seven league appearances.
New England enters the weekend in eighth place in the tight Eastern Conference table. Just six points separate nine clubs between fifth and thirteenth in the East. The Revolution is just one point behind the Columbus Crew (35 pts.) for the seventh and last position in the playoffs. A three-point performance on Sunday could lift the Revolution to fifth place.
ThinkTaylor Concussion Awareness Night: Sunday’s game is New England’s annual Concussion Awareness Night in partnership with legendary Revolution forward Taylor Twellman’s foundation, “ThinkTaylor,” on a mission to create social change regarding traumatic brain injuries. Since Twellman’s playing career ended prematurely due to concussions, he has devoted enormous effort to emphasizing head injury awareness, rehabilitation and education to create a safer and smarter sports culture for all athletes, encompassing young people and professionals alike. Twellman will be in attendance this Sunday, as fans are invited to wear the color orange and take their #TTPledge to promote concussion awareness at halftime. ThinkTaylor Cheer Cards will be distributed on game day to help fans “Orange Out” Gillette Stadium in the 20th minute.
ARGUMENTS FROM THE REVOLUTION:
New England extends unbeaten streak to nine games at home in the regular season (10 games total), dating back to April 2.
The Revs continue to climb the table with just three losses in their last 18 games since April 30.
Bruce Arena managed against his former club and needed just two more wins to become the first MLS manager to reach 250 league wins.
M Carles Gil (13) catching Luciano Acosta (14) for the MLS assists lead.
D Christian Makoun appearing in a third straight game after joining the Revolution from Charlotte FC earlier this month.
GK Djordje Petrović adding to his record of 4-3-6 and five clean sheets in 13 MLS starts.
Homegrown player M Esmir Bajraktarevic builds on the first start of his MLS career in last Saturday’s game at CF Montreal.
Hometown player F Justin Rennicks to five consecutive starts, the most of his career.
MLS Match #29
Date: Sunday, August 28
Start: 8:00 pm Eastern Time
Venue: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Massachusetts)
Television: WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island)
Talent: Brad Feldman (Analyst), Charlie Davies (Play-by-Play), Tamara Brown (Fringe)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub, WBIX 1260 AM “Nossa Radio USA” (Portuguese)
Revolution Radio Postgame Show airs on 98.5 The Sports Hub immediately after the match with Matt LaPan and Clyde Simms
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