Revolution Notes: Even without Arriola for DC, Revs not changing approach

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FOXBOROUGH — After 17 days away from competitive matches, the Revolution return to the Major League Soccer calendar on Saturday when they welcome the counterattacking DC United to Gillette Stadium.

Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m., and kicks off a three-match homestand for The Boys In Blue: after DC, New England takes on two Western Conference opponents in their only meeting of the season. Seattle Sounders FC comes to Gillette next Saturday, July 7, followed by LA Galaxy and Zlatan Ibrahimovic the following Saturday, July 14.

Earlier this week, New England manager Brad Friedel noted United’s counterattacking skills, which were evident in DC’s last league match, a 4-4 draw with defending MLS Cup champion Toronto FC on June 13. The Original Ten side had jumped on top, 3-0, by the half, with DC’s counterattack accounting for two of its goals.

But the second half changed everything,