NYCFC vs New England preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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NYCFC return from the international break to host the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena.

The Boys in Blue sit fifth in the Eastern Conference standings while the Revolution are tops in the East, riding a four-match unbeaten streak.

Team news

NYCFC will continue to be without Heber as he recovers from a knee injury sustained last year. Chris Gloster will also miss out with a hamstring issue while Nicolas Acevedo is suspended after picking up a red card in the victory over LAFC. Alex Callens is unavailable due to being on international duty with Peru.

Luis Caicedo and Christian Mafla won't make the trip to New Jersey due to lower-body injuries. Head coach Bruce Arena said forward Gustavo Bou is "100 percent" while Tajon Buchanan returns after helping Canada qualify for the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

Ones to watch

Valentin Castellanos has spearheaded the NYCFC attack, scoring of four of the team's 13 goals, which lead the Eastern Conference. He's played all 630 minutes this season, the only player to do so, while also registering two assists.

New England midfielder Carles Gil is an early frontrunner for MVP. The Spaniard leads MLS with five assists and key passes with 45. He's picked up an assist in three consecutive games as the Revolution went 4-1-1 in May.

Predicted lineups

NYCFC: Johnson; Jasson, Ibeagha, Chanot, Thorarinsson; Sands, Parks; Tajouri-Shadri, Moralez, Medina; Castellanos

New England: Turner; Jones, Farrell, Kessler, Bye; Polster, Kaptoum; Traustason, Gil, Buchanan; Buksa

How to watch

The match will be shown on the YES Network in New York while TV38 and MyRITV will carry the game in New England. ESPN+ will provide live streaming coverage. Kick-off is set for 7:30ET.

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