NE-NYC Week 12

New England Revolution vs. New York City FC | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 12
New England Revolution vs. New York City FC
Gillette Stadium – Foxborough
September 19 – 4:30 PM ET


LOCAL TV: NBC Sports Boston, YES

The New England Revolution seek their first home win of the 2020 MLS regular season and to avenge a Week 9 loss to NYCFC when the Eastern Conference foes square off Saturday afternoon. 

The Revs (3W-3L-5D) are looking to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat by the Philadelphia Union, while NYCFC (5W-5L-1D) extended an unbeaten streak to five matches with a 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati, but lost Maxi Moralez to a knee injury in the process. The playmaker will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks.

Heber scored his first goal of the season and the Cityzens benefitted from a Michael Mancienne own goal to cruise to a 2-0 win over the Revs Sept. 2, snapping New England's seven-match unbeaten run, 

New England Revolution

Tajon Buchanan scored his first career MLS goal, but the Revs were done in by Anthony Fontana's brace, including a stoppage-time winner, as the Union celebrated a 2-1 victory Saturday night. The Revs were reduced to 10 men when Matt Polster was sent off for his second bookable offense in the 56th minute. 

"We conceded a corner that we didn’t need to concede. That ball could’ve been sent over the touchline for a throw-in," Bruce Arena said. "Having said that, we had an opportunity to clear the ball better on the corner, and then get to the shooter better. I think we could’ve done a better job defending that corner. As I said, give [Anthony Fontana] credit. That was a heck of a shot to beat Matt Turner.”

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Luis Caicedo (M) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Carles Gil (M) - left Achilles injury
  • Suspended: Matt Polster (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

New York City FC

Alexander Ring netted a third goal in the last five games, and Anton Tinnerholm scored his second in the last four as NYCFC picked up a fourth win in five unbeaten against Cincinnati Saturday.

"For almost 70 minutes we were completely dominant all over the pitch," Ronny Deila said. "When they got it to 2-1, we got a little shaky and they got belief. When you’re two nil up you try and keep the result and high press and we did most of the time. First 70 minutes, you can’t do any better than that. That’s really good. The intensity, the pressure, how we break lines, the great chances, we scored two goals. They had nothing."

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Maxi Moralez (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Gedion Zelalem (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Tayvon Gray (D) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: James Sands (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Revolution

  • Revolution: 4 wins, 10 goals
  • NYCFC: 2 wins, 7 goals
  • 1 draw


  • Referee: Ramy Touchan
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Poeschel, Jeremy Kieso
  • 4th Official: Luis Arroyo
  • VAR: Jorge Gonzalez

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