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New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 13
New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact
Gillette Stadium – Foxborough
September 23 – 5:00 PM ET

TV: TVA Sports

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

LOCAL TV: NBC Sports Boston

The New England Revolution's search for a first win at Gillette Stadium this season continues Wednesday when Bruce Arena's squad host a Montreal Impact side reduced to 10 men in both of their last two defeats. 

The Revs (3W-3L-6D) are coming off a 0-0 home draw against NYCFC, while the Impact (5W-6L-1D) suffered a 4-1 defeat to the Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena. 

The teams have split a pair of one-goal wins this season with the Impact claiming a 2-1 victory at Stade Olympique in February and the Revs winning 1-0 at the MLS is Back Tournament in July. 

New England Revolution

They weren't bossed around the field this time around and the Revs pressed Sean Johnson into making seven saves, but neither side managed to find that breakthrough goal and shared the points Saturday afternoon at Gillette. Arena said veteran Lee Nguyen, who made his first start since arriving back in Foxborough, was a positive.

"I thought Lee played well and he’s a good addition to the team," Arena said after the game. "Obviously, that’s a game that can go either way. Both teams had some chances. Obviously, we weren’t able to capitalize on ours. We tried to push the game at the end and get a goal. I think we made one or two mistakes that resulted in some counterattacks for New York City FC as well. But I think, overall, this was a much improved performance for our team than I’ve seen over the last three weeks or so.” 

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

Montreal Impact

A strong start went pear-shaped quickly for the Impact when Romell Quioto was sent off 11 minutes after giving his team an early lead and the Union responded with four unanswered goals to cruise to a 4-1 victory. It was the third straight game the Impact finished the match with 10 men. 

"You're one-nil up, you score, I just don't understand the reaction," Henry said of Quioto's elbow to Mark McKenzie's head. "But it is what it is and once again we're going to have to learn and move forward."

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Steeven Saba (M) - left foot injury
    • OUT: Mathieu Choinière (M) - ankle injury
    • OUT: Ballou Tabla (M) - adductor injury
  • Suspended: Romell Quioto (F)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Revolution

  • Revolution: 5 wins, 13 goals
  • Impact: 4 wins, 10 goals
  • 1 draw

Officials

  • Referee: Fotis Bazakos
  • Assistant Referees: Ian McKay, Gjovalin Bori
  • 4th Official: Ted Unkel
  • VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
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Current Form

New England
W
D
L
W
L
D
Montreal
L
W
L
W
L
L

Season Stats

New England RevolutionMontreal Impact
12Games Played12
3Wins5
3Losses6
6Draws1
10Goals18
11Goals Conceded20
117Shots88
49Shots on Target40
135Fouls committed155
138Fouls suffered112
27Offside24
72Corners57

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
NE64200100.8
MTL44301181.5
01234+Avg
NE320000.4
MTL422001.2
01234+Avg
NE322001.1
MTL021012

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
NE54300110.9
MTL52311201.7
01234+Avg
NE221000.8
MTL421011.6
01234+Avg
NE322001
MTL102101.8
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