Orlando City (12-8-10, 46 pts) will seek revenge on Sunday night at Exploria Stadium against the New England Revolution (21-4-6, 69 pts), which knocked out the Lions last month at Foxborough. The Revs will be looking to make history and tie the all-time single-season MLS points record of 72, currently held by LAFC 2019. The game, presented by DEX Imaging, will start at 7:30 p.m. HE and will be televised nationally on FS1 and FOX Deportes. Local radio coverage will be available from 7:00 p.m. on Real Radio 104.1 in English and AcciÃ³n 97.9 FM and 810 AM in Spanish.
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Key Transactions and Player News
Key additions – LW ââArnÃ³r Traustason (MalmÃ¶ FF), CM Maciel (New England Revolution II), CM Wilfrid Kaptoum (Real Betis), LB Christian Mafla (Atletico Nacional), CB Jon Bell (New England Revolution II), RB AJ DeLaGarza (Inter Miami), F Emmanuel Boateng (Columbus Crew)
Key starts – LW ââCristian Penilla (Deportivo Cuenca), CM Diego FagÃºndez (Austin FC), CB Antonio Delamea (Olimpija Ljubljana), CM Kelyn Rowe (Seattle Sounders), CB Michael Mancienne (Burton Albion), RW Kekuta Manneh (Austin FC), AM Lee Nguyen (Ho Chi Minh City)
Player News – The Revs’ historic journey has been built on the backs of their three nominated players, forwards Adam Buksa and Gustavo Bou and in particular attacking midfielder Carles Gil, who currently leads MLS with 17 assists. New England have received 61 total goal contributions from their DPs, and at least one of them has scored a goal in each of the Revs’ last four games. New England’s three DPs found the scoresheet in their last game, Wednesday’s 3-2 win over DC United.
Take a look at the full New England roster here.
As mentioned, the Revs are on the cusp of all-time greatness, but the club have a chance to add only their second major trophy in the form of the Fan Shield (New England won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup 2007). The Revs are on an eight-game unbeaten streak and are 14-1-3 in their last 18 games. They may have already won the Shield by the time you read this article – if the Seattle Sounders lose or draw Sporting Kansas City on Saturday afternoon, New England will lock the trophy. If the Sounders win, the Revs will have to beat Orlando City on Sunday night to secure the Shield this weekend.
Orlando is 3-6-5 against the Revs in all competitions, although they have never lost a regular-season home game to New England. The last of these came in 2019, when the teams fought for a 3-3 draw. Nani scored one of his biggest goals for Orlando City in this one, a firecracker from outside the penalty area where he banged his defender twice before smashing the ball into the net.
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This week’s game will mark the first Sunday home game of the season for Orlando City. The Lions will play a game on Sunday at Exploria Stadium in two consecutive weeks, facing Nashville SC next week on Halloween.