By Tiffany Williams –
After winning their season opener and then their home opener, the New England Revolution lost their third match of the season on Sunday against Los Angeles FC on the road. Saturday night, tonight the New England Revolution look to grab their third win of the season when they host Nashville SC at Gillette Stadium.
Nashville SC has not been easy for the Revs in the past with the two sides playing to draws in three of their four previous encounters. The Revs are not looking for history to repeat itself tonight.
Sporting Director & Head Coach Bruce Arena met with the media on Thursday, and when asked about tonight’s matchup with Nashville SC, Arena said “Again, [Nashville SC is] a good team, similar to the teams they’ve had over the years and very good defensively. They haven’t been scored on yet this year. [Teal] Bunbury and [Hany] Mukhtar have been very good in the attack, as have their wide players as well. They’re good team, and they continue to have a style that’s successful their team.”
Nashville forward Teal Bunbury, tonight will make his return to Gillette Stadium for the first time since departing the Revolution after the 2021 season. He led the line in New England from 2014-21 and ranks among the club’s all-time leaders in goals, game-winning goals, and MLS appearances. When asked about Teal Bunbury earlier in the week Arena said “[Teal Bunbury] is one of the finest athletes I’ve ever worked with. He’s a great guy, good family man, good teammate, very competitive person, and it’ll be good to see him again. We saw him a couple of weeks ago down in Florida and it was nice to chat with him. It’ll be great to have him back. I have a lot of respect for him and he’s a good person.”
“Carles [Gil] didn’t train today, we’re still working on getting him fully healthy,” Said Arena on Thursday. Later when asked again about Charles Gil and replacing Gil in the lineup, Arena said “Well, I haven’t ruled [Carles Gil] out. We don’t have a like-for-like for Carles. We don’t have a player that can play his role or his position. So, we have to adjust things.”
The New England Revolution and Nashville SC match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2, with Brad Feldman and Clyde Simms calling the action, and on 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA in Portuguese.