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Game Preview: New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union

June 25, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (4-8-4, 16 pts.) return to league action with a home match against the current Eastern Conference leaders, the Philadelphia Union (9-4-4, 31 pts.), on Wednesday, June 26 at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 7:00 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 match airs locally on the radio with 98.5 The Sports Hub broadcasting the action in English and 1260 AM Nossa Radio providing Portuguese commentary.

On Wednesday, the Revolution will take the field at Gillette Stadium for the first time with Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena on the sidelines as the team looks to extend its current four-game unbeaten run in league play. New England claimed a 2-1 away win on June 2 against the LA Galaxy in Arena's coaching debut, and most recently played a pair of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup contests, defeating the New York Red Bulls, 3-2, after extra time on June 11, before then falling to Orlando City SC, 2-1, in extra time on June 19. Revolution Academy product Justin Rennicks scored his first professional goal, heading in a cross from Carles Gil late in the game (WATCH).

Wednesday night's match also marks Santander Teacher Appreciation Night, when nearly 300 teachers from the New England area will be honored for their continuous hard work and dedication throughout the school year. Santander Bank is celebrating the work of these educators by inviting them to enjoy a complimentary Revolution match with two tickets. In addition, 200 of the teachers attending will be recognized on the field at halftime for all of their work in our schools and communities.

Following Wednesday's match, New England returns to action on Saturday, June 29 when they host the Houston Dynamo. That match, which marks the club's annual Pride Night at Gillette Stadium, begins at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air locally on NBC Sports Boston, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

Game 17 vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. ET

Location: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)


TV: NBC Sports Boston

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

Revolution Postgame Live begins immediately following the match

International TV: ESPN (Latin America)

Talent: Robert Sierra (play-by-play), Alejandro Pareja (analyst)

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)


Here are some relevant storylines ahead of Wednesday's match vs. Philadelphia. Click HERE to view the complete Revolution Game Notes for Wednesday. Official MLS Game Guides can be downloaded HERE.

- Sporting Director/Head Coach Bruce Arena making his home debut on the Revolution sidelines. He led the Revs to a 2-1 win in his debut with the club on June 2 at LA Galaxy, and also coached the team to a 1-1-0 record in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

- Arena (674 pts.) potentially becoming the second head coach in MLS history to eclipse 675 regular season points earned, joining Sigi Schmid.

- New England extending its current unbeaten run in MLS play to five games (2-0-2). The Revs have conceded only four goals (1.00 per game) during the run. The club last had an unbeaten streak of at least five games in 2018 (seven games; May 25 - July 7, 2018).

- M Carles Gil continuing to play every minute of the season through the club's first 17 league games (1,440).

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

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