Game Preview: New England Revolution at D.C. United
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (6-8-5, 23 pts.) travel south to face D.C. United (8-5-7, 31 pts.) on Friday, July 12 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET, televised nationally on ESPN with Jon Champion, Taylor Twellman, and Sebastian Salazar calling the action. The match airs on the radio with Brad Feldman and Paul Mariner broadcasting the action on 98.5 The Sports Hub and SiriusXM FC Channel 157, with 1260 AM Nossa Radio providing Portuguese commentary.
The Revolution enter Friday's matchup on a seven-game unbeaten run in league play (4-0-3), after notching a 2-1 victory at Colorado on July 4. The Revs' defense has been stingy during the stretch, allowing one-or-fewer goals in each of those seven games. New England is looking to secure its third consecutive away win in MLS play, and the club's first regular season win in the District since 2013, after the two sides played to a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium on May 25, with goals from Juan Agudelo and D.C. captain Wayne Rooney.
Earlier this week on July 10, the Revolution welcomed Argentine forward Gustavo Bou as the club's first signing under Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena. The 29-year-old brings 12 years of experience across Argentina, Mexico, and Ecuador, most recently with Club Tijuana where he tallied more than 20 goals in two seasons. Bou will be added to the roster as a Designated Player upon receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
Prior to the match, the Revolution's Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified soccer team will kick off their fifth season against the Unified team from Special Olympics D.C. at Audi Field. The Unified side will travel to the nation's capital on Thursday courtesy of JetBlue. As the Revolution continue to partner with Special Olympics Massachusetts to leverage the power of sports to promote inclusion and friendly competition, the contest marks the first of two matches this season for the Revs' Unified team, with the second slated for Sept. 29 at Gillette Stadium. The organizations will also join forces for the club's annual fundraiser, Bowl for a Goal presented by Arbella Insurance, on Wed., Aug. 21.
Following Friday's match, New England returns to action on Wednesday, July 17 for a home meeting with Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Gillette Stadium. That contest kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET and will air locally on NBC Sports Boston, and locally on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
Game 20 at D.C. United
Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Audi Field (Washington, D.C.)
TV: ESPN/ESPN Deportes
Talent: Jon Champion (play-by-play), Taylor Twellman (analyst), Sebastian Salazar (sideline)
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub, SiriusXM Channel 157
Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Paul Mariner (analyst)
Portuguese Radio: 1260 AM "Nossa Radio USA"
Talent: Luis Lombardi Jr. (play-by-play)
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Here are some relevant storylines ahead of Friday's match at D.C. Click HERE to view the complete Revolution game notes. Official MLS Game Guides can be downloaded HERE.
- The Revolution extending its league-leading unbeaten streak in MLS play to eight games (4-0-3) and Head Coach Bruce Arena remaining unbeaten in league games on the Revolution sidelines (3-0-1).
- New England winning three straight regular season away games for the first time since 2008 (April 24 - May 24).
- F Teal Bunbury continuing his goal-scoring run, having found the back of the net five times in New England's last six games across all competitions, including three game winners.
- M Carles Gil adding to his team-high assist total, with five in the club's last five games across all competitions, and four in the last three league games.
- D Andrew Farrell surpassing Kelyn Rowe for the sixth most appearances in club history (206).
For up-to-the-minute information on the Revolution, visit the team's official web site at revolutionsoccer.net, or join the conversation and interact with fans on any of the team's social platforms.
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