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Revolution Visit New York City FC on Saturday

April 12, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
New England Revolution News Release

BRONX, N.Y. - The New England Revolution (1-4-1; 4 pts.) visit New York City FC (1-4-2; 5 pts.) on Saturday night for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Yankee Stadium. Watch the match on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app in English and Spanish. Listen to the Revolution's local radio broadcast on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 (WBZ-FM) with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies on location calling the action, and on 1260 AM "Nossa Radio USA" in Portuguese.

Unbeaten in the last two MLS matches, New England is looking for points in a third straight league contest as it takes on Eastern Conference foe New York City FC. After drawing Chicago on March 23, the Revolution registered the first win of the league campaign with a shutout performance against Charlotte FC, 1-0, last weekend. Goalkeeper Henrich Ravas recorded his first MLS clean sheet, his fourth in nine starts this season overall. Carles Gil tallied the lone goal in the victory, giving him a team-high three goals on the year. The New England captain enters the match needing two more goal contributions to reach 100 combined goals and assists in his MLS regular season career, a feat only achieved by three previous Revolution players.

In the Revolution's last match on Tuesday night against Club América, forward Giacomo Vrioni and midfielder Esmir Bajraktarević provided the scoring for New England, as the duo linked up twice in the second half. Vrioni finished off a pair of crosses from the 19-year-old Homegrown, giving him four goals and two assists in 10 appearances across all competitions, good for a share of the team scoring lead with Tomás Chancalay. Bajraktarević notched four assists in his six Champions Cup appearances and owns one helper in MLS play this season.

New England and New York City drew both meetings last year, dueling to a 1-1 result in Foxborough last April before a scoreless stalemate in June at Yankee Stadium. In regular season play, New England holds a 10-7-6 advantage in the all-time series, with four of those victories coming on the road. Carles Gil has been prolific against the Bronx Blues, with one goal and five assists in eight career appearances. Tommy McNamara, a West Nyack, N.Y. native and former NYCFC midfielder, owns two goals and one assist in nine appearances against his former club. Fifth-year Revolution center back Henry Kessler is also a New York native, having grown up in Manhattan.

New York City FC has churned out back-to-back draws, both 1-1, against Inter Miami CF on March 30 and at home against Atlanta United on April 6. Last weekend, Santiago Rodriguez converted a penalty for NYCFC, his third goal of the campaign, while Matt Freese made five saves, giving him 24 stops through seven starts this season. Rodriguez has become a catalyst in the New York City attack, combining with an all-new forward line of Monsef Bakrar along with Hannes Wolf and Alonso Martinez.

2024 Major League Soccer - MLS Matchday #9

New England Revolution at New York City FC

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Yankee Stadium (Bronx, N.Y.)


Watch: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish

English Talent: Chris Wittyngham (play-by-play), Lori Lindsey (analyst)

Spanish Talent: Raul Guzman (play-by-play), Carlos Ruiz (analyst)

English Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 (WBZ-FM)

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

Portuguese Radio: WBIX 1260 AM "Nossa Radio USA"

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