2023 Season

Match Preview Presented by Lexus: New England Revolution vs. Austin FC | September 2, 2023

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Austin FC hits the road for the third time in its last four matches on Saturday, making a first-ever trip to Gillette Stadium to face New England Revolution. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT.


Fans can watch the match in English or Spanish for free in over 100 countries with MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

  • Stream: Click here to watch the match, or access it through any device compatible with the Apple TV app. An MLS Season Pass subscription is required.
  • Radio: The match will be broadcast live locally in English on iHeart Radio’s Alt 97.5, and in Spanish on Univision’s TUDN Radio Austin (104.3-HD2, KLQB-FM).

Austin FC Outlook

Despite a recent dip in form, the Verde & Black find themselves just one point away from the playoff cut line. A win against New England on Saturday would likely take the team back into the playoff positions, where they’ve spent the last few months, ahead of the September FIFA international break.

Sebastián Driussi netted his team-leading eighth goal of the season last time out, and will look to continue adding to that tally against the Revolution. Memo Rodriguez picked up an assist on the Argentine’s 72nd minute strike vs. Seattle, his first goal contribution in Verde & Black.

Austin also got a boost from the return of Leo Väisänen. The Finnish international center back entered Wednesday night’s contest as a 65th minute substitute, his first appearance since sustaining an injury on May 24.

New England Revolution Outlook

New England is a new opponent for the Verde & Black, with Saturday representing the first all-time meeting between the clubs. The Revolution are currently in second place in the Eastern Conference and boast an unbeaten home record of 10-3-0 in 2023.

Carles Gil continues to be the team’s talisman, leading the Revs in goal contributions with seven goals and 12 assists. Striker Bobby Wood has seven goals as well, while Giacomo Vrioni has six to his name. Another position of interest in New England is goalkeeper, where standout Djordje Petrovic recently departed to join Chelsea FC. New arrival Tomas Vaclik and Earl Edwards Jr. look set to battle it out for minutes between the posts. In defense, center back Dave Romney has played every minute of the team’s MLS and Leagues Cup campaigns.

Scoring first is likely to be key to the outcome on Saturday, as New England has only dropped points from a winning position at home once all season.