Short-handed Union eyeing sweep of Revolution

The Philadelphia Union will try to close out their first-round MLS Cup playoff series with the New England Revolution on the road Wednesday night in Foxborough, Mass. But if they’re going to sweep the best-of-three set, they will have to do it short-handed. Union starting defender Kai Wagner was given a three-match suspension after admitting he directed a racial slur toward New England’s Bobby Wood during Match 1. And Julian Carranza — whose 14 non-penalty-kick

Very familiar foes Revolution, Union open playoff series

The Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution will begin their best-of-three MLS Cup Playoff first-round series on Saturday in Southeast Pennsylvania armed with plenty of recent knowledge about their opponents. New England defeated Philadelphia 2-1 at home on Oct. 21, the final day of the regular season, to split the regular-season series and move into a virtual tie on points for fourth place in the Eastern Conference The Union kept a hold of the fourth

Revolution aim to stop slide, upend Union

The New England Revolution are stumbling at the worst possible time, but they can still clinch a top-four playoff seed when they entertain the Philadelphia Union in the regular-season finale Saturday in Foxborough, Mass. The Revolution (14-9-10, 52 points) enter Decision Day fifth in the Eastern Conference, and a top-four spot would grant them home-field advantage for Round 1. But they are 1-4-1 since coach Bruce Arena resigned the night of Sept. 9 and have

Nashville SC, Revolution in search of much-needed momentum

While Nashville SC and the New England Revolution are guaranteed their playoff places, each side still will be looking to reverse a recent slide when they meet on Saturday night at Nashville, Tenn. Nashville SC (12-10-10, 46 points) strung together a 10-game league unbeaten run earlier this season, winning seven of those matches between April 22 and June 16. And the club also enjoyed a deep run in the 2023 Leagues Cup, eventually losing the