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Game time changed for Revolution’s playoff opener in Atlanta

Bruce Arena has plenty of playoff experience in MLS.Stew Milne for the Globe

The start time for the New England Revolution’s first-round MLS playoffs game on Oct. 19 against Atlanta United was changed to 1 p.m., the team announced Monday.

New England, which is seeded seventh in the Eastern Conference, and United, the reigning MLS Cup champions and second seeds, were originally scheduled to square off in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta at 3 p.m. The match will be aired on NBC Sports Boston and nationally on Univision.

The Revolution, who are in the postseason for the first time since 2015, ended the regular season with a 3-1 loss at Atlanta Sunday, lowering their all-time mark against the Five Stripes to 0-4-2, including 0-3-0 on the road.


In postseason play, the Revolution are 17-16-9 all-time, including 5-11-3 on the road. Revolution coach Bruce Arena is the league’s all-time leader in postseason wins, with 32 in a legendary career that includes stints with the Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, and D.C. United.

Related: MLS playoffs schedule

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