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Game Preview: New England Revolution vs. D.C. United

May 24, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (3-8-3, 12 pts.) will host D.C. United (7-4-3, 24 pts.) on Saturday, May 25 at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised locally on NBC Sports Boston, with Brad Feldman, Paul Mariner, and Naoko Funayama 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.

Saturday's match marks the first of two tests against the Black-and-Red this season, as the Revs will travel to Audi Field later this summer on July 12. Interim Head Coach Mike Lapper will be on the sidelines for New England for a third match this weekend, after leading the club to a 3-1 win over San Jose on May 11, as well as a 0-0 draw in Montreal last Saturday, May 18. Lapper will continue to serve in the interim capacity until Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena takes his place on the New England bench. The Revs hold an 18-10-8 all-time home record against D.C. United and claimed three points in the last meeting in Foxborough, a 3-2 win on June 30, 2018.

Saturday is also the club's first ever "Star Wars Night" at Gillette Stadium. To commemorate the occasion, fans will have the opportunity to receive a Brad "Jedi Knighton" bobblehead, depicting the club's veteran goalkeeper in Jedi robes and wielding glow-in-the-dark lightsaber, at all stadium gates while supplies last. The Star Wars experience extends to the pre-match Fan Zone located in Lot 4A, and inside the stadium with character appearances and more.

Following Saturday's match, New England returns to action on Sunday, June 2 for a road meeting with the LA Galaxy. That match begins at 10:30 p.m. ET at Dignity Health Sports Park and will air locally on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

Game 15 vs. D.C. United

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

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), Naoko Funayama (sideline)

Revolution Postgame Live begins immediately following the match

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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

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 D.C. United. Click HERE to view the complete Revolution Game Notes for Saturday's match. Official MLS Game Guides can be downloaded HERE.

- New England improving on its 27-34-12 all-time record against D.C. United and 18-10-8 regular season record in Foxborough. The Revs earned a 3-2 win in the teams' last meeting at Gillette Stadium on June 30, 2018.

- The club extending its current unbeaten streak to three games, having earned a 1-0-1 record under Interim Head Coach Mike Lapper. Lapper is continuing to serve in the interim capacity until newly appointed Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena takes his position on the bench.

- M Carles Gil continuing to rank tied for first among all MLS players in minutes played (1,260), and first in successful passes into the final third (291). The newcomer has played every minute of the Revs' first 14 league games.

- D Andrew Farrell making his 201st career league appearance and tying Steve Ralston for seventh most in club history. By playing 16 minutes, he will also eclipse Ralston for fifth most minutes played in a Revs jersey.


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