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Updating news from earlier this week, the Revs will indeed host Portugal’s SL Benfica at Gillette Stadium in exhibition play on May 19.

The match’s merits can and will be debated, but it will certainly draw a crowd.

The club is excited to bring one of Europe’s powerhouses into town:

“We’re very pleased to bring a European power like Benfica to Gillette Stadium,” Revolution Vice President of Business Development Craig Tornberg said. “Benfica is one of the most popular clubs in the world – with a passionate and substantial following in the Northeast region – and we anticipate a fantastic match against the Revolution.”

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Excuse the irony of the headline; an exhibition will always be just that: an exhibition.  All the same, a soccer superpower may be on its way to Gillette and much fanfare would be sure to follow.

Benfica is a 31-time champion of its home country.

Frank Dell’Apa reported yesterday that the Revolution and Portugal’s SL Benfica are in negotiations to book a May 19 exhibition match in New England.  Benfica has played in Foxborough before but never in Gillette.  When it has been in the area, though, it has drawn quite a crowd.

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