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Orlando City (12-8-10, 46 pts) will be out for revenge on Sunday night at Exploria Stadium against the New England Revolution (21-4-6, 69 pts), who knocked off the Lions last month in Foxborough. The Revs will be looking to make history and tie the all-time MLS single-season points record of 72, currently held by 2019 LAFC. The match, presented by DEX Imaging, is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on FS1 and FOX Deportes. Local radio coverage will be available from 7 p.m. on Real Radio 104.1 in English and Acción 97.9 FM and 810 AM in Spanish.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Revs:

Key Transactions and Player News

Key Additions - LW Arnór Traustason (Malmö FF), CM Maciel (New England Revolution II), CM Wilfrid Kaptoum (Real Betis), LB Christian Mafla (Atletico Nacional), CB Jon Bell (New England Revolution II), RB A.J. DeLaGarza (Inter Miami), F Emmanuel Boateng (Columbus Crew)

Key Departures - LW Cristian Penilla (Deportivo Cuenca), CM Diego Fagúndez (Austin FC), CB Antonio Delamea (Olimpija Ljubljana), CM Kelyn Rowe (Seattle Sounders), CB Michael Mancienne (Burton Albion), RW Kekuta Manneh (Austin FC), AM Lee Nguyen (Ho Chi Minh City)

Player News - The Revs’ historic run has been built on the backs of their three Designated Players, forwards Adam Buksa and Gustavo Bou and especially attacking midfielder Carles Gil, who currently leads MLS with 17 assists. New England has received 61 total goal contributions from their DPs, and at least one of them has scored a goal in each of the Revs’ past four games. All three New England DPs found the scoresheet in their last match, Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over D.C. United.

Take a look at New England’s full roster here.

Team Form

As mentioned, the Revs are on the cusp of all-time greatness, but the club has a chance to add just its second major trophy ever in the form of the Supporters’ Shield (New England won the 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup). The Revs are on an eight-game unbeaten run and are 14-1-3 in their past 18 matches. They might have already won the Shield by the time you read this article – if the Seattle Sounders lose or draw against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday afternoon, New England will lock up the trophy. If the Sounders win, the Revs will have to beat Orlando City on Sunday night to secure the Shield this weekend.

Head-to-Head

Orlando is 3-6-5 all-time against the Revs in all competitions, though they’ve never lost a regular season home game against New England. The last of those came in 2019, when the teams fought to a spirited 3-3 draw. Nani scored one of his greatest Orlando City goals in that one, a banger from outside the penalty area where he juked his defender twice before smashing the ball into the net.

Rasmussen University Fact

This week’s match will mark the first Sunday home game of the season for Orlando City. The Lions will play a Sunday match at Exploria Stadium in back-to-back weeks, taking on Nashville SC next week on Halloween.