Major League Soccer

New England Revolution vs Colorado Rapids: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Patrick Felts
New England Revolution
New England Revolution / Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Supporters’ Shield winners New England Revolution will look to make MLS history Wednesday night in Foxborough, Massachusetts when they face the Colorado Rapids.

This is no small match, as a win for the Colorado Rapids would tie them atop the Western Conference and secure them an advantage during the 2021 MLS playoffs.

Here’s what you need to know about the midweek matchup with major implications…

What TV channel is New England Revolution vs Colorado Rapids on?

Emmanuel Boateng
New England Revolution player Emmanuel Boateng / Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/GettyImages

When is kick off? Wednesday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Where is the match being played? Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

What TV channel is it on? ESPN

New England Revolution team news

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New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena updated media on team news / Ira L. Black - Corbis/GettyImages

New England claimed their first Supporters' Shield in the team's 26 year history in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Orlando City SC. The Revolution were the final MLS charter club to not win either the Supporters' Shield or MLS Cup.

With 70 points so far this season, the third most in a regular season in MLS history, the Revolution can top LAFC's record of 72 points set in 2019 with a win. A win would tie the MLS record for most in a season with 22. Despite records within reach, the team's focus is set on winning it all at the end of the season.

“I believe we only have one goal left, and we’re going to try to win an MLS Cup,” head coach Bruce Arena said. “And I know from experience that it’s not easy, but that’s how we’ll prepare our team over the next month, to get ready to do well in MLS Cup.”

Colorado Rapids team news

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Colorado Rapids during the match against Minnesota United FC / Jeremy Olson/ISI Photos/GettyImages

Following Seattle Sounders' 3-0 defeat at LAFC on Tuesday night, the Rapids (55 points) remain just three points behind the Sounders (58 points) in the Western Conference, tied with Sporting Kansas City.

While the Colorado Rapids clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season on Saturday with three regular season matches to play, they will continue to fight to gain home advantage for the 2021 playoffs.

"They have a number of players that can hurt you, and certainly they've proven that all year, consistently," head coach Robin Fraser said about the Revolution.

"We have a number of things that we'll have to be concerned about, but we'd like to think that we have a few things that they'll have to be concerned about as well."

Predicted Lineups

New England Revolution: Turner, Jones, Farrell, Kessler, Bye, McNamara, Buchanan, Polster, Gil, Bou, Buska

Colorado Rapids: Yarbrough, Abubakar, Trusty, Wilson, Esteves, Warner, Price, Galvan, Lewis, Kaye, Rubio

Head to head record

Both MLS charter clubs founded with the league in 1996, but it's the Rapids who hold a 20-17-9 all-time series lead over the Revolution in the teams' 46 meetings. The two sides have not played since July 4th, 2019, when New England won 2-1. The Revolution have won five of the last six matches in the series.

Score prediction

Colorado is coming off of a big home win over the Portland Timbers, another Western Conference playoff team. Should the Rapids win in Foxborough, it will take an effort even greater than Saturday's win to take down one of the most successful teams in league history. For the Revolution, it's business as usual, with another opportunity to cement themselves in the history books. New England earned their Supporters' Shield on the road, but a win against Colorado would allow the team to set the MLS points record in front of their home crowd.

Prediction: New England Revolution 2-1 Colorado Rapids