MLS Preview and Prediction: New York City FC vs New England Revolution

Competition: Major League Soccer – New York City FC vs. New England Revolution  

Venue: Yankee Stadium – Sunday, October 25 – 17:00 ET (21:00 GMT)

Match Odds: New York City 6/4 – Draw 13/5 – New England Revolution 8/5

Match Preview

One of the biggest games of the MLS regular season is set to take place on Saturday night in the Eastern Conference as New York City F.C welcome playoff chasing New England Revolution to Yankee Stadium.

New York City will be looking to end their first MLS season on a high and could play a huge role in whether or not New England Revolution make the playoffs.

The home side come into this one off the back of their 2-1 loss to Orlando City.

It has been a season to take plenty of positives from but New York City have a lot to learn and can only get better as they gain more experience.

David Villa New York City FC

David Villa celebrates scoring against New England Revolution (Photo:

New England Revolution’s playoff fate is in their own hands, all they need is a point to secure their place in the knockout rounds.

They haven’t been in the best of form recently, without a win in their last four games.

The Revs need their key players to put in strong performances and ensure they don’t make any slip ups on the final day of the regular season.

Top scorer Charlie Davies has netted nine for the season and he could prove to be the match winner in this one.

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Team News

New York City have seven injury concerns. George John and Tony Taylor are out, while Shay Facey, Andoni Iraola, Pablo Alvarez, Ned Grabavoy and Andrea Pirlo are all doubts.

Just the one injury concern for New England Revolution as Darrius Barnes remains out.

Key Points

New York City FC’s last five: W/W/W/L/L

New England Revolution’s last five: W/L/D/L/L

Key Stat: Shaky – New England Revolution have conceded at least two in ten of their last 12 away matches in MLS.

Key Player: Jose Goncalves – The Revs skipper needs to lead his side safely into the playoffs.

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Score Prediction

New York City FC 1-2 New England Revolution – The Revs to seal their playoff place and ready themselves for the knockout rounds ahead.


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