The New England Revolution are back in action, less than a week after their losing streak hit eight, hosting the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night.
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro.
Scheduled kick-off: 7:30 p.m.
TV/Radio: Comcast Sportsnet; 98.5 FM The Sports Hub.
Season series: First and only meeting of the season…The teams tied 2-2 in their preseason game on March 1st. Patrick Mullins and Teal Bunbury scored for New England; Edson Buddle and Vicente Sanchez scored for Colorado. The Rapids beat New England, 2-1, in their lone meeting of the 2013 season.
Revolution update: 7-11-2 overall, 23 points through 20 games (1.15 points per game), with 25 goals scored and 33 goals against….Currently on an 8-game losing streak in MLS matches…Revolution allowed at least two goals in three straight games and have allowed two or more goals in seven of their last eight games…4-4-1 at home… The Revolution are 2-2-1 at home against Colorado since 2008 with four goals for and five goals against…The last five games between the Revolution and the Rapids have been decided by one goal or less; the last result decided by more than one goal was Colorado’s 3-0 win on September 18th, 2010.
Rapids update: 8-6-6 overall, 30 points through 20 games (1.50 points per game), with 31 goals scored and 24 goals against…The Rapids are in fourth place in the Western Conference entering Wednesday’s game…The Rapids blanked Chivas USA, 3-0, this past Friday to break a three-game winless streak…Colorado has allowed six goals in their last four games (1-1-2) but have scored eight goals…Deshorn Brown is Colorado’s leading scorer with seven goals on the season, but is likely to miss the game against the Revolution …Jose Mari (fourth on the team with three goals) and defender Shane O’Neill will likely miss the game as well, according to MLSSoccer’s Chris Bianchi
Injuries: The Revolution had a new addition to the injury report ahead of their class with Colorado. Chris Tierney, who left Saturday’s game against Columbus in the 21st minute, was listed as out with a left MCL sprain. Tierney joins Andy Dorman (right MCL sprain) and Shalrie Joseph (left calf strain) as out on the injury report. For Colorado, Deshorn Brown (groin), Shane O’Neill (knee) and Jose Mari (ankle) are all listed as questionable but ColoradoRapids.com reports they are undergoing fitness tests to test their availability for Colorado’s game on Saturday.
Next for Revolution: Saturday, August 2nd, at 7:00 PM on the road at the New York Red Bulls.