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Game Preview: New England Revolution at Toronto FC

March 15, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (0-1-1, 1 pt.) will travel north of the border for a meeting with Toronto FC (1-0-0, 3 pts.) in the clubs' first of two matchups this season on Sunday, March 17 at BMO Field. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET 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 broadcasting the action in English and 1260 AM Nossa Radio providing Portuguese commentary.

The Revs enter Sunday's contest with a 13-7-9 record in the all-time series with Toronto, and will be seeking a fourth-ever win at BMO Field. In 2018, the Revolution claimed a 3-2 home victory over Toronto FC on May 12, courtesy of two goals from Cristian Penilla and the game winner from Teal Bunbury, before falling to the Reds, 4-1, in Toronto on Sept. 29. Penilla totaled three of his team-high 12 goals last season against Toronto, contributing a brace through only seven minutes of play in the first meeting before tallying the opening goal in the away loss.

Following Sunday's match, the Revolution will return home to face MLS expansion side FC Cincinnati on Sunday, March 24 in the clubs' inaugural meeting. New England's second home contest of the 2019 campaign will kick off at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

Game 3 at Toronto FC

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: BMO Field (Toronto, Ontario)

BROADCAST INFORMATION

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

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 Sunday's match against Toronto FC. Click HERE to view the complete Revolution Game Notes for Sunday's match.

- The Revolution earning at least one point in each of its first two away matches to open a season for the first time since 2011.

- New England building on its all-time record of 13-7-9 against Toronto FC, and seeking its fourth-ever win at BMO Field.

- M Cristian Penilla scoring his fourth career goal against Toronto after tallying three times in his first two games against the Reds last season, including once at BMO Field. His brace through seven minutes of play at home on May 12, 2018 was the fastest in club history.

- M Diego Fagundez scoring once to tie Lee Nguyen for the second-most goals scored in Revolution history (51).

- F Teal Bunbury scoring once to tie Kelyn Rowe for ninth-most goals scored in Revolution history (29), and scoring three goals to reach 50 for his MLS career.

- D Antonio Delamea recording his 50th career MLS appearance and start - all with the Revolution.

- GK Brad Knighton (5,917 minutes) surpassing 6,000 career MLS minutes played if he logs at least 83 minutes in Toronto.


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