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Game Preview: New England Revolution at Seattle Sounders FC

August 9, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (9-9-6, 33 pts.) will travel to the West Coast to face Seattle Sounders FC (11-7-5, 38 pts.), on Saturday, Aug. 10 at CenturyLink Field. The match kicks off at 4:00 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 app. The match airs on the radio locally with 98.5 The Sports Hub broadcasting the action in English, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio providing Portuguese commentary.

After having an 11-game unbeaten run snapped in last Saturday's 2-0 loss to league leaders LAFC, the Revolution will look to continue their strong form against another team from the Western Conference, having earned a 6-1-2 mark on the season. New England is also unbeaten in its last eight games in the Pacific Time Zone dating back to 2016. The Revs hold an all-time record of 5-4-4 against Seattle in MLS play and earned a 3-3 draw in the club's last trip to CenturyLink Field in 2017. Juan Agudelo leads all current Revolution players with five career MLS goals against Seattle, while Diego Fagundez has four tallies against Sounders FC.

Following Saturday's match, New England will return to the road for an Eastern Conference clash against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Red Bull Arena. The match kicks off at 7:00 p.m. ET and will air on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

Game 25 at Seattle Sounders FC

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019

Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. ET

Location: CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Wash.)

BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV: NBC Sports Boston

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

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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)

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

Here are some relevant storylines ahead of Saturday's match against Sounders FC. Click HERE to view the complete Revolution game notes. Official MLS Game Guides can be downloaded HERE.

- New England extending its current league-best unbeaten run in away games to six games (3-0-2) and matching the longest streak in club history of six set in 2008.

- New England extending its unbeaten run on the West Coast to nine games, having accrued a 2-0-6 mark in the Pacific Time Zone over its last eight visits beginning in 2016.

- Head Coach Bruce Arena continuing to approach the 700-point milestone, having accrued 691 regular season MLS points to date (208-122-91). He would be the second head coach ever to reach the mark after Sigi Schmid.

- F Gustavo Bou making his fifth appearance for the Revolution and adding to his two goals and one assist through four games.

- M Carles Gil maintaining his team lead in both goals (eight) and assists (nine). The MLS newcomer has registered four goals and seven assists in the last nine games.

- GK Matt Turner remaining among MLS's top five goalkeepers in goals against average (min. 600 minutes) and save percentage (min. 20 saves).


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