THE TEAMS: Revolution vs. Nashville SC
THE SITE: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
THE TIME: 7:30 p.m.
THE BROADCAST INFO: NBC Sports Boston/WBZ-FM 98.5/1260 AM (Portuguese)
THE SKINNY: The Revs will look to maintain pace with the top four in the Eastern Conference tonight when the have their first meeting with struggling Nashville.
We’re underway from Gillette. Starting lineups and benches are live, and your match notes are below the live feed. Updates are periodic.
2′ Free kick to Nashville.
3′ Goes through the 18, untouched.
4′ Corner to the Revs… Kessler’s follow blocked.
8′ Tajon dances and shoots, Willis with the pop over the bar. Corner to the Revs.
15′ Revs with most of the possession, it feels. Bruce Arena not too happy, though.
18′ Free kick to the Revs after Buchanan is fouled.
20′ Tajon drives it wide. Good short counter. He’s feeling it. Let him shoot all night long.
21′ Corner to Nashville.
25′ Tajon with a volley, Willis corrals. Revs have been sloppy the last few minutes.
33′ Teal with the near post run and heads Bye’s cross over the bar.
34′ Good movement down the right, Bunbury with the cross, Bou gets underneath it.
36′ Corner to the Revs.
39′ Another corner to New England.
41′ And another.
43′ Corner to Nashville…. close, but the Revs clear.
44′ Johnston blazes into The Fort.
45′ No stoppage time added on.
Sweens’ Halftime Thoughts and some numbers:
Looked sloppy, and I think Nashville had something to do with that. NSC is bunkered in, and the Revs need some creativity.
7 shots, one on-target through the first 45. Three shots for Nashville, none on target.
66.5 percent of the ball. 87 percent passing accuracy. Connecting on 33 percent of the crosses, 73 percent accuracy in the final third.
Second Half Underway
46′ Buchanan looks like he gets pulled down in the box, but no call.
49′ WILLIS. Great save by him after Bou and McNamara play 1-2, Bou tries to pop it by Willis. Corner to the Revs.
50′ Nguyen puts it into The Fort.
51′ Corner to Nashville.
53′ Free kick to Nashville….. TURNER. He gets a mitt on that. Kick deflected off McNamara.
59′ Nashville finds Zimmerman on a free kick, he puts it over the bar.
61′ Corner to the Revs….. Tajon gets robbed by Willis again! He heads Bye’s header goalbound, Willis pops it. Another corner.
63′ Subs for the Revs, Penilla on for Bunbury, Buksa on for Nguyen.
64′ WILLIS AGAIN ON TAJON. Penilla with the feed to Tajon, he puts the shot on TWICE. The first blocked, he gets the rebound and puts it down on Willis.
65′ Free kick on the edge of the box for the Revs, Bou strikes it, Willis saves.
69′ Johnston clears McNamara, it was going wide… it’s a corner… and another.
75′ Jalil Anibaba coming on for Muhktar. Welcome back to Foxborough, Jalil!
77′ Corner to the Revs.
79′ Another one.
80′ Jalil into the book for a tackle on Tajon.
82′ Fagundez on for Bye. Appearance No. 255.
85′ Winn on for Jones.
87′ Free kick for Nashville.
88′ Leal with the shot, saved by Turner…. Muyl on for Leal.
90′ Three minutes minimum added on.
For the Revs:
Turner; Jones, Kessler, Farrell, Bye; McNamara, S. Caldwell; Bunbury, Nguyen, Buchanan; Bou
Bench: Knighton, Buksa, Delamea, Fagundez, Mancienne, Penilla, Rowe, Sinovic
Willis; Lovitz, Romney, Zimmerman, Johnston; McCarty, Tah Anunga; Leal, Muhktar, Jones; LaGrassa
Bench: Panicco, Anibaba, Beckeles, Miller, Washington, Nazarit, Maher, Muyl, Winn
Alexander Büttner remains on the Not Medically Cleared list and is joined by Matt Polster.
Gustavo Bou is now at 5 goals with 3 assists to lead the Revolution. Daniel Rios leads Nashville with two goals. Nashville is spreading out the scoring with nine other players scoring a goal.
No one is on Yellow Card Watch tonight.
While it is the first meeting between the Revs and Nashville, one Revs player has spent time on the pitch against them: that’s Lee Nguyen, who went quarter of an hour against them as a member of Inter Miami.
The Revs are 5-7-5 in their first meetings with MLS expansion sides.
Should Diego Fagundez make an appearance tonight, it will be No. 255 of his career, moving him into second place by his lonesome in the team record books for league appearances. Fagundez is seven minutes away from 16,500 played.
Nguyen is tied for third with 13 key passes since Sept. 13. He is 50 minutes away from 19,500 minutes played.
Adam Buksa is 27 minutes away from 900 in Major League Soccer.
Tajon Buchanan is 64 minutes from 900 played.
Teal Bunbury will eclipse 17,500 minutes played after the first minute he plays tonight.
Tommy McNamara is 17 minutes from 8,000 played.