New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union | 2019 MLS Match Preview


2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 17
New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
Gillette Stadium — Foxborough
June 26 — 7:00 PM ET


The New England Revolution look to extend a four-match unbeaten streak when they host the Philadelphia Union in a battle of Eastern Conference foes returning from the Gold Cup break Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium.

The Revs (4-8-4) are coming off a 2-1 extra-time defeat to Orlando City SC in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on June 19 at Exploria Stadium. After a scoreless opening 90 minutes, Benji Michel and Tesho Akindele scored five minutes apart to put the Lions ahead in extra time. Fresh off a return from the U-20 World Cup, Justin Rennicks gave New England a late lifeline with a goal in the 117th minute, but that would be as close as the Revs got.

The Union (9-4-4) were eliminated in the fourth round of the USOC, also suffering an extra-time defeat, 2-1 to D.C. United. That match was also scoreless after 90 minutes before Anthony Fontana put Philadelphia in front in the 113th minute. The hosts, though, rallied to level through Chris McCann in the 118th minute and win it on a Wayne Rooney goal at the death.

This is their second regular-season meeting this year, with the Union winning 6-1 at Talen Energy Stadium on May 4. Sergio Santos struck for a brace in a five-minute span to lead Philadelphia.

New England Revolution

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Michael Mancienne (D) – foot injury
  • Suspended: Matt Turner (GK)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  Zachary Herivaux (M)

Philadelphia Union

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Warren Creavalle (M) – right foot fracture
    • OUT: Olivier Mbaizo (D) – (left knee meniscus/LCL sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Marco Fabian (M) – left ankle sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Michee Ngalina (F) – lower body injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  Andre Blake (GK)

Series Matchup at Revolution

  • Revolution: 3 wins, 15 goals
  • Union: 5 wins, 17 goals
  • 2 draws


  • Referee: Nima Saghafi
  • Assistant Referees: CJ Morgante, Cory Richardson
  • 4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
  • VAR: Ricardo Salazar