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Revolution on Road at Nashville SC on Saturday Night

October 13, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
New England Revolution News Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The New England Revolution (14-8-10, 52 pts; . - 5th in East) are in Tennessee to face Nashville SC (12-10-10; 46 pts. - 7th in East) on Saturday night at GEODIS Park. The match kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET, free to watch on Apple TV in English and Spanish. Saturday's contest also airs locally on the radio via 98.5 The Sports Hub, with Brad Feldman and Rachel Wood on the call, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA in Portuguese.

New England enters its final two matches of the 2023 regular season in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. With a win over Nashville on Saturday, New England would surpass the Columbus Crew and pull even with third-place Philadelphia to set up a pivotal MLS Decision Day match against the Union on Oct. 21 at Gillette Stadium. If the Revolution close the regular season in one of the top-four places in the conference, they will secure homefield advantage in the best-of-three Round One of the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Revolution have collected points in four of their five encounters against Nashville SC, carrying a 1-1-3 all-time record against the 2020 expansion side. New England came away with a 1-0 shutout win in its most recent encounter against Nashville SC on March 18 at Gillette Stadium. One player who has been involved in the entire series is Revolution defender Dave Romney, who was a stalwart in defense for Nashville for its first three seasons from 2020-22. In his first season with New England, Romney has played every minute for the club and could become only the second Revolution player to do so across a full 34-game season. Also in central defense, Henry Kessler - who signed a new contract extension with the Revolution this week - aims to make his second straight appearance since returning from a six-month injury absence.

Gustavo Bou, who has appeared in each of the last three matches for New England after returning from a leg injury, opened his 2023 account with the game-winning goal on DeJuan Jones' assist in the season's previous win against Nashville. The Revolution's opponent has conceded a league-low 29 goals this season, with four clean sheets in its last seven games.

This weekend's match also features a showdown of the last two Landon Donovan MLS MVP award winners in Revolution captain Carles Gil (2021) and Nashville's Hany Mukhtar (2022). Both players are their team's leading scorers with 11 and 15 goals, respectively, as well as double-digit assists for both players. Gil's 11 goals and 25 total goal contributions are both career highs for the 30-year-old Spaniard. Gil netted both of New England's goals in last weekend's 3-2 loss to Orlando City SC, landing him on the MLS Team of the Matchday, his 10th selection of the season. Gil has been in top form over the last six games, with four goals and two assists during that span.

Jones and midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye assisted Gil's tallies in last weekend's match, with the latter logging his second helper over the last three games. Jones (United States Senior Team) is one of four Revolution players set to miss Saturday's match while on international duty, along with Homegrown Players Noel Buck (England Under-19s) and Esmir Bajraktarevic (United States Olympic Team), and Christian Makoun (Venezuela).

New England Revolution at Nashville SC

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: GEODIS Park (Nashville, Tenn.)


Watch FREE on Apple TV in English and Spanish

English Talent: Tony Husband (Play-by-Play), Ross Smith (Analyst)

Spanish Talent:Jose Hernandez (Play-by-Play), Tony Cherchi (Analyst)

English Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM)

Radio Talent: Brad Feldman and Rachel Wood

Portuguese Radio: WBIX 1260 AM "Nossa Radio USA"

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