D.C. United will make one final road trip to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough before MLS All-Star comes to Audi Field.
After a deflating 2-2 draw with a Messi-less Inter Miami side at home, the Black-and-Red are looking to snap back with a win – and three points – on the road. They have their work cut out for them, though. New England has been unbeaten at home since 2022.
The Revs are still charged up over a 2-1 win over Atlanta on Wednesday, marking an 11-match home unbeaten streak. Matt Polster and Giacomo Vrioni contributed to New England’s scoreline. Tired legs or not, New England won’t easily give up at home.
Striker Christian Benteke is ready to fight for all three points. He said, “It’s important for us that we get as many points as we can because, obviously, we want to play the playoff. I want to play the playoff. So it’s going to be important to get as many points as we can. Obviously, we’re going to play away from home against a very good team. But in this league, and especially this season, we showed that we could win against anyone. So I think we have to believe we have to go there with the mindset that, yes, we can do it. It doesn’t matter how hard it is going to be, but we can do it.”
Will D.C. United pick up three points and snap the Rev’s win streak at home?
Key Player: Christian Benteke
Black-and-Red MLS All-Star, Christian Benteke, found the back of the net back in March against the Revolution. Surely, Wayne Rooney and D.C.’s faithful are looking for a repeat performance.
Watch Out For: Gustavo Bou
Expect Gustavo Bou to cause trouble for D.C. United, especially at Gillette Stadium. In addition to punishing the Black-and-Red at Audi Field, he’s recorded 60 goals and assists in league play – including four goals this season. Bou also holds a team record for most goals scored against D.C. United.
Challenges: The Black-and-Red will face the Revs’ fortress at Gillette Stadium, complete with turf.
Previously: D.C. United last met the Revolution on March 25 at Audi Field. New England took three points on the road, winning 1-2. Christian Benteke was the lone goalscorer for the Black-and-Red, while Gustavo Bou and Noel Buck found the back of the net for the Revs.
New England Revolution Availability:
Out: Dylan Borrero (left knee – season-ending), Nacho Gil (right leg), Henry Kessler (right hamstring), Maciel (left Achilles), Tommy McNamara (left leg)
D.C. United Availability:
Out: Martin Rodriguez (knee), Mohanad Jeahze (leg), Ted Ku-DiPietro (ankle), Pedro Santos (thigh), Donovan Pines (yellow card accumulation)
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Kickoff time: 7:30 pm ET
Referee: Ismir Pekmic
Available streaming: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV