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Orlando City vs. New England Revolution: How to Watch, TV Info, Live Stream, Open Thread, Lineups and More

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The Lions are in Gillette Stadium tonight to take on the Revs in the second meeting of the season. Can City get a result without four key players in the lineup, including the captain?

Austin Warren, The Mane Land

Welcome to your open thread for the second and final regular-season meeting between Orlando City and the New England Revolution. The teams drew 2-2 back on May 8 at the Citrus Bowl, with the Revs leaping in front 2-0 only for the Lions to roar back in the game’s final 20 minutes to split the points.

Orlando City (7-12-8, 29 points), gave up goals on a pair of turnovers by Amobi Okugo and Rafael Ramos that were cashed in by Charlie Davies and Kelyn Rowe. Ramos made up for his mistake with a perfect cross to Cyle Larin to put Orlando City on the board. Aurelien Collin headed home the late equalizer in the 90th minute off a Luke Boden cross. New England (10-9-7, 37 points) must have thought they had the game won but credit to the Lions for controlling play in the second half and eventually finding a way back into the match.

The Lions will be without a host of key players, including left wing Carlos Rivas (yellow card suspension), Kaká (international duty), Darwin Ceren (international duty), and Larin (international duty). Meanwhile, only Jermaine Jones (international duty) will be out of the Revs’ lineup. Hey, it’s really never easy for an expansion team but hopefully by season’s end we’ll have used up a decade’s worth of misfortune in this inaugural MLS year.

We could see Tony Cascio back in the 18 tonight (and possibly even in the starting XI) and Brek Shea is nearing a return, although he may still be a game away. Right wing Adrian Winter and right back Rafael Ramos are back from their red card suspensions, at least.

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Revs were just three points ahead of Orlando City. Now the Lions sit eight points behind New England and have played one more match. It’s unlikely City can catch New England now, but winning an unlikely three points on the road against a hot Revolution squad (4-0-1 in their last five) could help the Lions solidify their position in a tight Eastern Conference playoff race.

But even one point on the road against a club that’s conceded only three goals in the last five matches would be a great result for such a depleted expansion side. Oh, and the teams are playing on temporary grass tonight instead of the awful Gillette artificial turf.

Here's your mandatory content to prep for tonight:

Get dumped then, New England.

Official Lineups:

Orlando City (4-3-3)

Goalkeeper: Tally Hall

Defenders: Corey Ashe, Aurelien Collin, David Mateos, Rafael Ramos

Midfielders: Cristian Higuita, Lewis Neal, Servando Carrasco

Forwards: Luke Boden, Pedro Ribeiro, Adrian Winter

Bench: Earl Edwards Jr., Tommy Redding, Estrela, Eric Avila, Tony Cascio, Danny Mwanga, Bryan Rochez

New England Revolution (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Bobby Shuttleworth

Defenders: Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves, Andrew Farrell, Jeremy Hall

Defensive Midfielders: Scott Caldwell, Daigo Kobayashi

Attacking Midfielders: Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe

Forward: Charlie Davies

Bench: Brad Knighton, Kevin Alston, London Woodberry, Teal Bunbury, Steve Neumann, Juan Agudelo, Andy Dorman

Referees

REF: Mark Geiger

AR1: Greg Barkey

AR2: Logan Brown

4TH: Jorge Gonzalez

How to Watch:

Match time: 7:30 p.m. (ET)

Venue: Gillette Stadium -- Foxborough, MA

TV: FOX35 (locally) and Sun Sports (regionally)

Radio: 104.1 FM Real Radio (English), La Grande 1030 (Spanish)

Streaming: FOX Sports Go app

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along at @TheManeLand, as well as Orlando City's official Twitter feed (@OrlandoCitySC).

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