Our prediction for this MLS match:
After rolling over Charleson 3-0 in their last warm-up game, Charlotte will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they kick off 2023 MLS campaign with a match against New England Revolution. Talented forward Vinicius Mello has overcome his injury, while new signings Brandon Cambridge and Hamady Diop are expected to make their Charlotte debuts against the Revs.
Meanwhile, the visitors defeated Orlando City in their last pre-season game, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the trip to North California. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and, taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the horizon. A man to watch in the away side will be latest signing Jozy Altidore, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line, while midfielder Jacob Jackson misses the start to the season with an ACL injury.
Highlighted Team (New England Revolution):
Unlike famous NFL club New England Patriots, the Revolution have yet to win the domestic trophy. New England participated five times in the MLS Cup final, but they were more than fortunate not to lift the silverware. The Revs played their last final in 2014, with the team losing to LA Galaxy in the title game at StubHub Center. New England Revolution, though, clinched the North American SuperLiga trophy in 2008 and that is considered as the club’s biggest success.
It has to be noted that the Revs defeated Houston Dynamo on penalties in the final of the tournament. New England Revolution were founded in 1994 and Gillette Stadium is the home ground of the club. Legendary defender Alexi Lalas played for the Revolution (1996-1997) and he scored three goals for the Gillette Stadium outfit. Fellow USA ace Clint Dempsey was part of the team as well and you should know that he netted 25 goals in 71 league appearances for the club.