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Game Day Hub: NYCFC vs New England in the Bronx

It's a battle between two bottom-of-the-table teams, with both sides looking for their second win of the season.


It's Matchday 8, and New England Revolution are in town for a high-stakes game between two under-performing teams: Both clubs are desperate for a win and three points.

New York City are coming off a frustrating 1-1 draw with Atlanta United that they should've won, at least according to the xG. New England are back after getting whacked 5-2 by Club América in the CONCACAF Champions Cup (9-2 aggregate) in Mexico City on Tuesday night. But that came on the tail of the Rev's first win of the Major League Soccer season when they squeaked past Charlotte 1-0 last Saturday.

Game Day Essentials

• Matchday 8: New York City FC vs New England Revolution

• Date and Time: Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm ET

• Venue: Yankee Soccer Stadium

• Forecast: Cool, will get colder, 52F/11C

• Watch: MLS Season Pass on Apple TV 

• Apple Broadcast Team: Chris Wittyngham and Lori Lindsey (English), Raul Guzman and Carlos Rui (Spanish)

New York City FC Radio: Glenn Crooks and Matty Lawrence (English), Roberto Abramowitz and Ariel Judas (Spanish)

• Officiating Crew: Pierre-Luc Lauziere (referee), Cory Richardson and Brian Dunn (assistant referees), Luis Arroyo (fourth official), Carol Anne Chenard (VAR), Kelsey Harms (assistant VAR)

• Kits: New York City will wear the oh-so-good 24/7 Kit, which is black and has blue and orange neon accents; New England will wear the Defiance Kit, which is white and has a red sash.

Both teams are allergic to scoring. New York City logged just five goals in seven games, which is the worst offensive output in MLS. New England are close behind with five goals in six games. And both are middle-of-the-pack when it comes to goals allowed: NYCFC (10) are slightly stronger than New England (11).

In other words, neither team are exactly crowing themselves in glory.

New York City FC vs New England Revolution H2H

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New York City's 25 matches against New England are the third-most played with any club — only New York Red Bulls (27) and Toronto FC (26) have more. The historic head-to-head is even-ish, as are the most recent matchups: The teams drew twice last year, and split MLS league games the year before.

Of course, New York City's biggest win over New England wasn't a win. The 2021 Eastern Conference Semifinal ended 1-1 after extra time. NYCFC went on to win it in penalties, but it will forever count as a draw.

New York City FC

• Player Availability: NYCFC will be without forward Talles Magno (knee) and midfielder Maxi Moralez (ACL). Striker Jovan Mijatović is still out.

• Mijatović keeps missing games due to what Hudson River Blue was told were visa issues. Even though he already played for the team? Adding to the confusion: The 18-year-old Serbian put a very I Love NY/Belgrade post on his Instagram feed in the early hours yesterday.

New England Revolution

• Player Availability: The Revs will be without defender Brandon Bye, midfielder Dylan Borrero (knee), and defender Peyton Miller.
• Want to learn more about the Revs squad? Be sure to read Oppo Research: 5 Things about New England Revolution, in which Jake Catanese of The Blazing Musket gives us the view from Taxachusetts.