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New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC Match Preview: Revs Host Toronto FC in Crucial Bounce-Back Game

The Revs return to Gillette Stadium, gaining just one point in the table during their road trip. Tonight, they face off with Toronto FC, the league’s very worst. Coach Chris Armas was fired during the weekend, meaning TFC will have the post-firing spark. Toronto lost 7-1 to DC United in their last time out, so the Revs will look to take advantage of a good matchup, though Toronto cannot be overlooked as both teams are missing key pieces.

NE XI:

GK: KNIGHTON

DEF: JONES, FARRELL, KESSLER, BYE

MID: BUNBURY, POLSTER, MACIEL, GIL

FWD: BOU, BUKSA

LINEUP NOTES: Obviously, Matt Turner and Tajon Buchanan have left for the Gold Cup. This will leave the goalkeeping duties to Brad Knighton, who has been on the bench for each game in 2021. Luis Caicedo continues to ride the injury report, while Kaptoum is back and could start on his birthday. I personally think the Revs should make a formation change and remove wingers in order to play a diamond in the midfield. While it’s unlikely Bruce does this, it would have all 3 DPs starting at once.

TFC XI:

GK: BONO

DEF: LAWRENCE, SINGH, GONZALEZ, AURO

MID: BRADLEY, ENDOH, DELGADO, POZUELO, SOLTELDO

FWD: AKINOLA

LINEUP NOTES: Toronto FC has been hit even harder with the Gold Cup. Starting RB Laryea is with Canada, as well as starting ST Ayo Akinola, and starting CM Jonathan Osorio. Eriq Zavaleta, a starting defender, is both red carded and with El Salvador. Lawrence is with Jamaica, and Westberg and Achaea remain out as well, with Morrow listed as questionable coming in. With this many missing pieces and a team that is ultimately in shambles, the Revs shouldn’t struggle at all realistically. NOTE: It seems that some of TFC’s players didn’t leave for the Gold Cup.

New England will come back to Fortress Foxboro on Wednesday night, and Toronto FC will be the side to pay a visit at 7:00 PM EST. New England remains in first place in the Eastern Conference, and plan to stay there with a result tonight.

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