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Game Preview: New England Revolution at Orlando City SC

September 13, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (10-10-9, 39 pts.) will continue the push towards the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs against ninth-place Orlando City SC (9-13-8, 35 pts.) on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Exploria Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET, 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 Boston mobile app. The contest airs on the radio locally with 98.5 The Sports Hub broadcasting the action in English, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio providing Portuguese commentary.

Entering the final five-game stretch of the regular season, the Revolution currently occupy seventh place in the Eastern Conference, four points clear of Orlando with one game in hand as the Revs look to create some much-needed breathing room above the playoff line. New England has won the last two regular season meetings with the Lions, including a 4-1 win at home earlier this season on July 27, but have yet to win in Orlando in six trips across all competitions (0-3-3). However, the Revs' road form has been solid in recent months, having earned points in seven of the last eight away matches (3-1-4). In the all-time series with Orlando, New England holds a 4-2-4 advantage.

Head Coach Bruce Arena could make history on Saturday with a victory, which would see him become the second coach in MLS history to earn 700 regular season points, joining Sigi Schmid (843). On the pitch, captain Carles Gil is in search of his 10th goal to go with 12 assists, as he looks to break his tie with Toronto's Alejandro Pozuelo for the most combined goals and assists among MLS newcomers (21). Meanwhile, Gustavo Bou aims to return to the scoresheet after his four-game scoring streak was snapped last Saturday. Along the backline, defender Antonio Delamea will be available for the match after his suspension for an ejection on Sept. 7 was rescinded earlier this week.

Game 30 at Orlando City SC

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Exploria Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV: NBC Sports Boston

Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Paul Mariner (analyst)

Revolution Postgame Live begins immediately following the match.

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Paul Mariner (analyst)

Postgame Show: Matt McCarthy (host), Clyde Simms (analyst)

Portuguese Radio: 1260 AM "Nossa Radio USA"

Talent: Luis Lombardi Jr. (play-by-play)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

- Head Coach Bruce Arena becoming the second coach in MLS history to reach the 700-point milestone, having accrued 697 regular season MLS points to date (209-123-94). He would join Sigi Schmid (843 points; 240-183-125) as the only MLS coaches to eclipse both 700 points and 200 wins.

- New England earning points on the road for the eighth time in nine matches, having gone 3-1-4 in the last eight contests, including seven away games unbeaten from May 18 -- Aug. 17.

- F Gustavo Bou adding to his six goals through nine MLS appearances. His six goals from the run of play rank fourth in MLS since he debuted on Aug. 17.

- M Carles Gil breaking his tie with Alejandro Pozuelo (10G + 11A) for the lead among all MLS newcomers in combined goals and assists with 21 (9G + 12A).

- Gil scoring one more goal to become the second player in Revolution history to reach 10 goals and 10 assists in the same season, joining Lee Nguyen (2017; 11G/15A). He would be the third MLS player in 2019 with 10 goals and 10 assists (Carlos Vela and Alejandro Pozuelo).

- GK Matt Turner continuing to rank among the league's top-five goalkeepers in save percentage (75.3) and saves per 90 minutes (4.42).


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