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Revolution Host Atlanta United FC for Home Finale on Saturday Afternoon

September 30, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - New England Revolution News Release


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Revolution (9-12-11; 38 pts.; 11th in East) will host Atlanta United FC (10-12-10; 40 pts.) on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium for a 1:30 p.m. ET kickoff. The club's annual Día Latino match airs nationally on UniMas and TUDN in Spanish, and in English on Twitter. Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies have the local call on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2, with Portuguese commentary on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.

Entering the regular season home finale, and with two games remaining overall, New England sits on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, trailing seventh place Inter Miami CF (42 pts.) by four points. If Inter Miami defeats Toronto FC on Friday night (7:30 p.m.), the result would end the Revolution's bid for a fourth consecutive postseason berth. If Miami draws or loses on Friday evening, the Revolution head into Saturday afternoon's battle with Atlanta United needing all six points from their last two games to stay in the playoff hunt. Similarly, Atlanta arrives in Foxborough with their playoff aspirations on the line, as the Five Stripes currently sit two points below the line in ninth place.

Before the international break, the Revolution fell to CF Montreal, 1-0, at home on Sept. 17, stretching the Revolution's winless run to nine games. However, New England has collected points in 11 of their last 13 games in Foxborough dating back to April 16. The Revolution's last match saw the return of Colombian winger Dylan Borrero, who saw 27 minutes of action off the bench after missing 11 games with a leg injury. The attack continues to approach full strength as Giacomo Vrioni also ramps up his contributions, having now played in three consecutive matches.

Saturday's match could see several Revolution players achieve career milestones. Andrew Farrell is on the verge of becoming the club's first player to make 300 regular season starts, while midfielder Tommy McNamara's next start will be his 150th in MLS. Carles Gil, who remains the league leader in chances created (108), is due to make his 100th MLS regular season appearance, all with New England. Gil currently leads the club's Golden Boot race, as he is level with Gustavo Bou on goals with seven apiece and owns the assists tiebreaker with 13, tied for fifth most in MLS.

Special Olympics Unified Soccer Match

Following Saturday's match, the Revolution Unified Soccer Team will take the field at Gillette Stadium for its annual Unified Soccer Match, beginning at approx. 4:00 p.m. Fans in attendance are encouraged to remain at Gillette Stadium to support the Revolution Unified Team - consisting of nine local athletes from Special Olympics Massachusetts and six Unified Sports® partners - as they take on the Unified team from Special Olympics Georgia. Learn more about Saturday's Unified Soccer Game, or download media assets here from the Revolution Unified Team's tryouts in April and signing day in August.

Día Latino: Revolution Collecting Toy & School Supplies

Saturday's match marks the Revolution's annual Día Latino in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Fans are encouraged to bring new and gently used toys and school supplies to the match, which will be collected at all stadium gates to benefit Hispanic Star. Prior to kickoff, Christian Figueroa, a Puerto Rican singer and actor, will perform the National Anthem. The concourse at Gillette Stadium will feature activations from local organizations including the New England Association for Colombian Children (NEACOL), The Chica Project, and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos.

2022 Revolution Team Awards

The New England Revolution will announce the winners of the club's 2022 Team Awards before this Saturday's match, including the Revolution Team MVP, Defender of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, and Players' Player of the Year. The Revolution Team MVP, selected by the fans, will be honored on field prior to kickoff. The reveal of this year's team awards began earlier on Friday with the announcement of 18-year-old Jack Panayotou, from Cambridge, Mass., as the 2021-22 UnitedHealthcare Revolution Academy Player of the Year (click here for photos and highlights).

REVOLUTION STORYLINES:

New England will announce its 2022 Team Award winners prior to Saturday's match.

D Andrew Farrell is set to become the first player in Revolution history to start 300 MLS regular season games.

M Carles Gil and F Gustavo Bou are competing for the club's Golden Boot Award, as they each own seven goals with two games remaining in the regular season. Gil owns the assists tiebreaker with a team-high 13 helpers on the year.

Gil is due to make his 100th MLS regular season appearance.

Gil needs two more assists to become the fourth player in MLS to distribute 15 or more assists in consecutive seasons since 2000.

M Tommy McNamara is one goal away from matching his career high of five (2015, 2016) and one start shy of his 150th in MLS.

GK Djordje Petrović, an MLS Newcomer of the Year and Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year contender, making his 20th MLS start and adding to his seven clean sheets.

Bruce Arena's next victory will make him the first coach to reach 250 MLS regular season wins.

MLS Match #33

Date: Saturday, October 1

Kickoff: 1:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV: UniMas/TUDN (Spanish), Twitter (English)

English Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2

Talent: Brad Feldman (analyst), Charlie Davies (play-by-play)

Portuguese Radio: WBIX 1260 AM "Nossa Radio"

Revolution Radio Postgame Show, hosted by Feldman and Davies, airs on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 immediately following the match.


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