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NYCFC vs. Revolution Match Preview: Revs Look to Gain First Place in MLS

The Revs will visit NYCFC at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night at 7:30PM EST. New England holds the top spot in the Eastern Conference, while NYCFC sits in the five slot. A win would put the Revs atop all of MLS, as well as the first to reach 20 points on the season. It’s been over three weeks since the last Revolution match, so it will mark the continuation of the season.

NE POTENTIAL XI:

GK: TURNER

DEF: JONES, FARRELL, KESSLER, BYE

MID: POLSTER, KAPTOUM, TRAUSTASON, GIL, BUCHANAN

FWD: BUKSA

LINEUP NOTES: Gustavo Bou is “100%” fit for tonight’s match. Luis Caicedo and Christian Mafla continue to battle their individual injuries. Adam Buksa has been coming off the bench and producing goals, and the Bou-Buksa striker partnership has disappointingly altered. Will Bruce give it another go, or pick one over the other?

NYCFC POTENTIAL XI:

GK: JOHNSON

DEF: AMUNDSEN, SANDS, CHANOT, TINNERHOLM

MID: PARKS, TAJOURI-SHRADI, MEDINA, JASSON

FWD: CASTELLANOS, MORALEZ

LINEUP NOTES: NYCFC will be without 4 players at Gillette Stadium. One being Alexander Callens, an every match starter at CB, as he is with Peru for Copa America. Expect young star James Sands to drop into defense. Nicolás Acevedo, a usual starter in the midfield, was red carded last game against LAFC. Brazilian striker Héber remains out, in addition to Chris Gloster.

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