New York City FC look to keep their perfect record at home this year intact when they play host to the New England Revolution on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
NYCFC (14-7-6, 48 points) are 10-0-3 at home and currently sit third in the Eastern Conference, comfortably holding a playoff spot. New York City is the only MLS team that boasts an unbeaten home record.
NYCFC are coming off a 2-1 loss to Columbus, but they lost no ground to the teams in front of them in the East as both Atlanta United and the New York Red Bulls lost their matches as well.
The game is the lone midweek MLS match, so it gives NYCFC a chance to put some pressure on the front-runners with only seven games left.
New England (7-10-9, 30 points) is on the outside looking in on the playoffs, occupying eighth place in the East, six points behind sixth-place Montreal. If the Revolution are to make up any ground Wednesday, it will buck the way the season has gone on the road as they stand 1-6-5 away from home.
A 1-1 tie with Portland last weekend leaves the Revolution without a win in their last nine matches.
“Three points on Wednesday — it doesn’t matter what their home record is, to be honest with you — is a must-need for us. All the players know it,” said Revs coach Brad Friedel. “If we get it, we’re right back in the race, which is crazy. We haven’t won in so long, and we can still match Montreal with the games in hand on them. We just have to put in a monumental effort.”
—Field Level Media