Game Preview: New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (7-5-8, 29 pts.) will travel to Red Bull Arena for a meeting with the New York Red Bulls (7-8-5, 26 pts.) on Wednesday night in Harrison, N.J. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET and will air on NBC Sports Boston, with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies on the call. The contest will also air on the radio on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with Portuguese commentary available on WBIX 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA.
The Revolution enter Wednesday's match on the verge of clinching a second consecutive trip to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, and the club's 15th postseason berth in 25 seasons. New England can secure a playoff berth with a win against New York. If the contest ends in a draw, the Revolution would still advance if Montreal loses to Nashville SC on Tuesday night. Regardless of the result against the Red Bulls, the Revs can also clinch the postseason berth if Inter Miami CF loses or ties against FC Dallas on Wednesday.
New England is riding a four-game away unbeaten streak into the midweek tilt, and the club needs one more win in its final two road games to set a club record for regular season wins away from home. The Revs are 6-2-3 outside of Foxborough in 2020, including neutral-site games during the MLS is Back Tournament, and can set a new club mark with a seventh win away from Gillette Stadium. The Revolution's six wins away from home are tied with Toronto FC for the league lead. In New England's last visit to Red Bull Arena, the Revs topped the Montreal Impact, 3-2, with goals from Teal Bunbury, Adam Buksa, and Kekuta Manneh. Bunbury's headed finish in that match was one of his six away goals on the season, most in MLS.
Wednesday's match is likely to mark a historic moment for the club's first-ever Homegrown Player signing, Diego Fagundez, who is poised to tie Shalrie Joseph's Revolution record of 261 MLS regular season games played. The 10th-year midfielder from Leominster, Mass. owns 260 career appearances and could surpass Joseph's record as early as Sunday, Nov. 1 to claim sole possession of first place on the Revs' service list. Joseph played his 261st game with the Revolution at age 34, while Fagundez is set to hit the mark at only 25 years old.
Match #21: New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Charlie Davies (analyst)
English Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Radio Pregame/Postgame Show: Rob "Hardy" Poole and Clyde Simms
Portuguese Radio: 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA
What to Watch for: Here are some top storylines ahead of Wednesday's match at New York Red Bulls. Click here to view the club's complete game notes.
New England clinching a second straight trip to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs IF
New England wins vs. New York OR
New England ties vs. New York and Montreal loses vs. Nashville SC OR
Inter Miami CF loses or ties vs. FC Dallas
The Revolution staying on pace to set a club single-season record for fewest goals allowed per game, with the current rate of 0.95 besting the mark of 1.09 set in 2006.
Diego Fagundez (260) tying the club record for regular season appearances (261) at only 25 years old.
Adam Buksa (5) adding to his two goals and one assist over the last two away games.
Buksa (5) and Gustavo Bou (5) challenging Teal Bunbury (6) the team lead in scoring. Bunbury's six away goals lead all MLS players.
Bunbury scoring his 60th career MLS goal, which would move him into a tie with Joe-Max Moore (41) for fifth on the club's all-time scoring list.
Lee Nguyen making his 225th MLS start and maintaining his place among the top-10 MLS leaders in chances create from set play (6th â 18).
Alex BÃ¼ttner continuing to get forward in the attack, where he ranks among top MLS defenders in assists (tied for 2nd - 3) and chances created (4th - 23).
Goalkeeper Matt Turner adding to his career-high six clean sheets, matching a career mark with his eighth win of the season, and maintaining his place as the league leader in saves percentage.
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