For the first time in nearly three weeks, league points will be at stake for the New England Revolution, who will face the Philadelphia Union for third time this year on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.
While U.S. Open Cup action left Revolution coach Jay Heaps with plenty on his plate since the club’s last league match on Jun. 8 vs. New York, the break in action from MLS play allowed a number of his regulars to recharge the proverbial batteries.
“There are guys that I feel that needed a little bit of a rest, and it came at a good time,” Heaps told revolutionsoccer.net on Thursday. “The key for them isn’t the eagerness - it’s the sharpness.”