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Game Preview: New England Revolution vs. FC Cincinnati

March 22, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (0-2-1, 1 pt.) will return home to host MLS expansion side FC Cincinnati (1-1-1, 4 pts.) in the clubs' first-ever meeting on Sunday, March 24 at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 4:00 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 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 are 5-6-5 all-time in first-time meetings with expansion clubs, gaining a hard-fought point on the road in the last such contest against Los Angeles FC on Sept. 15, 2018. New England enters Sunday's match seeking its first win of the 2019 campaign, while FC Cincinnati recorded the first victory in club history over the Portland Timbers, 3-0, last Sunday. Revs newcomer Carles Gil will look to carry his scoring form into the contest, as he has tallied three times through his first three MLS matches and is tied for the league lead in goals.

Following Sunday's match, the Revolution will continue their homestand on Saturday, March 30 against Minnesota United FC at Gillette Stadium. That match will kick off at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

Game 4 vs. FC Cincinnati

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. ET

Location: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)


TV: NBC Sports Boston (Streaming on 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), Raphael Fraga (analyst)


Here are some relevant storylines ahead of Sunday's match against FC Cincinnati. Click HERE to view the complete Revolution Game Notes for Sunday's match.

- New England winning its first-ever matchup with FC Cincinnati and improving on its 5-6-5 all-time record in first meetings with expansion sides.

- M Carles Gil maintaining his place tied atop the 2019 MLS scoring list by tallying his fourth goal in four appearances with the club.

- F Juan Fernando Caicedo potentially making his home debut after seeing his first MLS action in Toronto on March 17.

- M Scott Caldwell making his 150th career MLS start, becoming the second Revolution Academy product to reach the milestone after Diego Fagundez did so in 2018.

- M Diego Fagundez (50 goals) scoring once to match Lee Nguyen (51) for the second-most goals in club history.

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