Game Preview: New England Revolution at FC Dallas
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution are set to open the 2019 Major League Soccer season on the road against FC Dallas on Saturday afternoon. The match kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET at Toyota Stadium and will be televised locally on NBC Sports Boston, with Brad Feldman and Paul Mariner calling the action. Authenticated subscribers may also stream the match on NBCSportsBoston.com and on the NBC Sports app. The contest airs locally on the radio with 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 broadcasting the action in English and 1260 AM Nossa Radio providing Portuguese commentary.
Head Coach Brad Friedel returns to the sidelines for his second year at the helm as he leads the Revs into the club's first and only meeting with FC Dallas this season. Several Revolution newcomers are poised to potentially make their club or MLS debuts in the match, including 26-year-old Spanish playmaker Carles Gil. Saturday's contest marks New England's 11th consecutive season opener on the road, as the club will look to improve on its 11-10-2 all-time away record against Dallas.
Before and during Saturday's contest, the Revolution and FC Dallas will join together to honor the life and legacy of National Soccer Hall of Famer Fernando Clavijo, who passed away in February after a battle with multiple myeloma. Clavijo served as New England's head coach from 2000-02 and was most recently FC Dallas' technical director from 2012-18. Among other moments of recognition, both clubs will wear honorary armbands during the match, and the FC Dallas Team Store and Soccer90 will sell limited-edition scarves to benefit the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation.
Following the match, the Revolution will return to Foxborough for their home opener on Saturday, March 9 against Columbus Crew SC. The first match of New England's 2019 home slate will kick off at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
Game 1 vs. FC Dallas
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Kickoff: 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
TV: NBC Sports Boston (Streaming on NBCSportsBoston.com and on the NBC Sports app)
Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Paul Mariner (analyst)
Revolution Postgame Live begins immediately following the match.
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2
Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Paul Mariner (analyst)
Postgame Show: Rob "Hardy" Poole (host), Clyde Simms (analyst)
Portuguese Radio: 1260 AM "Nossa Radio USA"
Talent: Luis Lombardi Jr. (play-by-play), Raphael Fraga (analyst)
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Here are some relevant storylines ahead of Saturday's match against FC Dallas. Click HERE to view the complete Revolution Game Notes for Saturday's match.
- New England maintaining a winning away record against FC Dallas in the regular season, as the club enters the match with an 11-10-2 away mark in MLS play.
- International signings M Carles Gil and F Juan Fernando Caicedo potentially making their Revolution and MLS debuts.
- Revolution Academy products and Homegrown Players F Justin Rennicks and M Nicolas Firmino, as well as 2019 MLS SuperDraft selections F Tajon Buchanan and M DeJuan Jones, potentially making their professional debuts.
- M Scott Caldwell playing 52 minutes to eclipse 13,000 minutes played for his MLS career.
M Diego Fagundez scoring once to tie Lee Nguyen for the second most goals scored in Revolution history (51).
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