FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution’s home opener against Orlando City SC, scheduled for Saturday at Gillette Stadium, has been postponed due to projected extreme weather conditions in the area. Saturday’s weather forecast calls for severe cold with wind chills expected to reach 10 below zero.
The match will now be played at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m
"All of us involved in this decision believe this is in the best interest of the fans, the players, and the game," said Revolution president Brian Bilello. "We at the Revolution look forward to seeing all our fans at the Orlando game on September 2."
All tickets for March 11 will be honored on Sept. 2. Fans will be allowed to switch to another game by calling 1-877-GET-REVS.
New England will now open its home schedule against Minnesota United FC on Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m.
Andrew Farrell appears no worse for wear after returning to action ahead of schedule.
The New England Revolution defender is back training with the team just five weeks after rupturing his left retina during a preseason training session when a deflected ball hit him in the eye.
That's three weeks ahead of his initial April 7 return date, but Farrell says he's fully ready to go.
"It's good, all clear. 100 percent. Feel great," Farrell said earlier this week after a training session. "Happy to be back in full training with the team, being involved with the guys and looking forward to this weekend."
Farrell traveled with the team to Toronto last Sunday, and while he didn't play, there's a chance he returns this Sunday at home against FC Cincinnati.
Even if the 26-year-old doesn't see game action, he's still happy to be on the pitch ahead of schedule.
"It was crazy, because the doctor first said April 7 was the date," Farrell added. "So, we were just going in for a check up to see how it was progressing. They said the eye was looking great. They couldn't see the rupture anymore and there was limited-to-no bleeding or blood spots left. They were like, yeah we don't see why you wouldn't be able to join the group."
The Revs could use Farrell's help, as they're winless (0-2-1) through three games.
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New England Revolution President Brian Bilello joins Charlie Davies in an episode of "The Pick Up" presented by the Nissan Titan to discuss the teams' new training facility and Boston possibly hosting a World Cup match
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