THE TEAMS: Revolution at Nashville SC
THE TIME: 8:30 p.m.
THE PLACE: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
THE BROADCAST INFO: NBC Sports Boston/WBZ-FM 98.5
THE SKINNY: The Revs will look to get back on the winning side of things against a Nashville side coming off a 3-nil win over Dallas on Tuesday. A win for New England, though, would move the team closer to securing a playoff spot for the second consecutive season.
We are FINALLY underway from Music City following a heavy duty weather delay. Your starting lineups and benches are live, and your match notes are below the live feed. Updates are periodic.
3′ Corner to Nashville…. Turner corrals the service.
9′ The Revs are liking this right-hand side.
10′ Scott Caldwell gets a telling off from Robert Sibiga for that hard foul on Danladi.
11′ Tajon’s cross is right to Willis.
12′ Kessler with the takeaway on Muyl after a Leal chased down an errant ball into the attacking third.
13′ Farrell with a block on Leal after Kessler had another stop.
15′ Jones gets through Lovitz, crosses in, but Romney stops it.
16′ McNamara is blocked, and Büttner puts a shot wide.
17′ Danladi is down, he’ll receive some treatment.
25′ Revs having trouble, again, in unlocking this defensive unit. Need a good, solid counter to really stretch them. Revs are playing too patient.
28′ Kessler clears following a one-man Nashville counter by Danladi.
30′ Tajon is fouled, he’s pounding the wet turf.
31′ Kessler gets a bump in the back on that volley by Nguyen.
33′ Tajon whistled for a foul on Leal.
34′ Godoy’s side-footer into the stands after Jones popped it out of the box.
35′ Diego gets blocked out on the wing and he goes to the ground, he retaliates with a foul on Godoy.
36′ Nguyen tries to get Buchanan into a 1-v-1 with a long ball over the top, but Willis gets off his line and boots it away. More like it.
37′ McNamara on the combo pass from Fagundez, save by Willis.
39′ Teal gets a telling off.
42′ Diego is fouled by Anunga.
44′ Corner to the Revs after Jones had a nice well-weighted pass to Tajon that stretched the Nashville back line.
45′ One minute minimum added on.
45+1′ Jones puts it into the side netting.
Sweens’ Halftime Thoughts and some numbers:
3 shots, 1 on-target
65.4 percent of the ball
87 percent passing accuracy
Second Half Underway
46′ Two subs for Nashville to start the second half. Jones for Miller, Rios for Danladi.
47′ Corner to the Revs after Romney deposits the cross behind the line.
50′ Rios with the shot, Turner with the save, and it’ll be a corner.
52′ Büttner with a great cross to Diego, but he reacts late. Could have put it past Willis.
54′ Zimmerman blocks Diego off a turnover. Solid press by the Revs to cause it.
56′ Another turnover, Bunbury feeds McNamara, and his shot is going wide and gets the deflection for a corner.
58′ Dax McCarty coming on for Godoy.
61′ Büttner puts it over the bar.
62′ McCarty is cautioned for a foul on McNamara.
63′ Buksa on for Fagundez, Carles Gil for McNamara.
66′ Gil taken down, and Anunga fouls him. He is shown a yellow card.
69′ Jhohder on for Muyl.
71′ Corner to Nashville.
72′ Anibaba with a shot, saved by Turner. Another corner… headed over the bar.
73′ Kessler with the stop after Nashville beats the Revs on the corner, and it’s a corner….
74′ GOAL NASHVILLE, and it’s Walker Zimmerman putting it in. He rose above Kessler and he headed it in on the corner. 1-nil to Nashville.
76′ Bye on for Büttner, Manneh on for Buchanan.
77′ GOAL REVOLUTION, and holy moly that was a lightning strike from Adam Buksa! Manneh with the lay-off, Buksa is in traffic, he cuts it to his right, and he hammers it home. 1-1
82′ Save Turner on that cross.
83′ Polster coming on for Caldwell. Washington on for Leal. That’s all the subs.
86′ Great ball to Jones, but the cross goes right to Willis.
89′ Manneh is booked for a hard challenge on Jones.
90′ Three minutes minimum added on.
90+2′ Corner to the Revs.
90+4′ Teal with a header into space, but Willis races off to grab it.
For the Revs:
Turner; Büttner, Kessler, Farrell, Jones; McNamara, S. Caldwell; Fagundez, Nguyen, Buchanan; Bunbury
Bench: Knighton, Buksa, Bye, Delamea, Gil, Mancienne, Manneh, Polster, Rowe
Willis; Lovitz, Romney, Zimmerman, Anibaba; Godoy, Anunga, Miller; Leal, Danladi, Muyl
Bench: McCarty, Johnston, Rios, Maher, Jones, LaGrassa, Washington, Panicco, Jhonder
Carles Gil is no longer on the Not Medically Cleared list and was spotted in team social media coverage on the flight to Nashville.
Matt Polster is on YELLOW CARD WATCH. One caution for him tonight will have him missing Wednesday’s match at the Red Bulls.
Hany Muhktar and Daniel Rios lead Nashville with three goals apiece.
Nashville picked up Handwalla Bwana in a trade with Seattle on Wednesday.
Former Revs center back Jalil Anibaba has only made four starts for Nashville this season.
A win for New England would be the seventh away from Gillette Stadium and the fourth straight away win, which would tie a franchise record dating back to 2008.
Diego Fagundez enters tonight at 259 appearances, two away from tying Shalrie Joseph. He is currently on pace to break the record on Nov. 1.
Teal Bunbury and Lee Nguyen, should they make an appearance, it would be their 200th appearances for New England. Should Bunbury start, it would be his 200th start in MLS.
Scott Caldwell is 81 minutes from 15,000.
Henry Kessler is 37 minutes from 1,500 played.