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Fresh off their first win of the season, the Revolution look for their first road win against the Colorado Rapids in their only regular-season matchup this season.

Location: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado

Scheduled kick-off: 7:00 pm

TV/Radio: myTV38

All-time/Season series:

  • These two teams last met in a preseason matchup on Feb. 22, when the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw in the Diamond Desert Cup tournament.
  • Their last regular-season matchup resulted in a 3-0 victory for the Revolution on Jul. 30, 2014 at Gillette Stadium.
  • This will be the only matchup between the teams this season.
  • Overall, this will be the 42nd meeting between the two teams, with the Revolution have a record of 13 wins, 19 losses, and 9 draws.
  • The Revs have also struggled in the road matches throughout the all-time series, as they’ve never won at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and have not won a game at Colorado since Jun. 15, 2002.

Revolution update:

  • 1-2-1 overall, 4 points through 4 games (1.0 points per game), with 2 goals scored and 6 goals against.
  • Currently in 5th place in the Eastern Conference Standings and are three points behind the conference-leading New York Red Bulls.
  • The Revolution are 0-2-0 on the road in the young season, with no goals scored and five goals conceded in those two matchups.
  • Kelyn Rowe not only contributed the first two goals of the Revolution season, but he also was the first Revolution player to win MLS Player of the Week in the 2015 season.
  • Teal Bunbury has been declared fit for this weekend’s matchup for Colorado as he is recovering from a right shoulder sprain. Jermaine Jones and Kevin Alston are also reportedly making strides to return to the roster this month, but are not expected to play in Colorado.

Colorado Rapids Update:

  • 0-0-3 overall, 3 points through 3 games (1.0 points per game), with 0 goals scored and 0 goals against.
  • Currently in ninth place in the Western Conference, seven point points behind conference leaders FC Dallas.
  • Colorado is only one of four teams without a win and one of four teams without a loss.
  • The Rapids are also the first team in MLS history to start their regular season with three 0-0 matches.
  • While the Rapids are the only team in the league to yet concede a goal in the 2015 season, they conceded the most goals in the 2014 season with 62.
  • The Rapids have not won a regular season MLS match dating back to a 3-0 win against Chivas USA on Jul. 25, 2014. Their winless streak is currently at 17 games and started in the last Revolution-Rapids match at Gillette Stadium last July.
  • The Rapids are led by Pablo Mastroeni, who is entering his second season as an MLS manager and has a record of 9 wins, 19 losses, and 11 draws going into Saturday’s match. Mastroeni has many similarities with Revolution Jay Heaps, including their preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, they coach a team they played for in the MLS, and were teammates on the now defunct Miami Fusion from 1999 to 2001.
  • The two managers have differences though, as Mastroeni has two things Jay Heaps doesn’t have: An MLS Cup, which he won as captain of the 2010 Colorado Rapids, and a sweet mustache.
  • Pablo-1Next for the Revolution: Saturday, Apr. 11, at 3:00 PM against the Columbus Crew at Gillette Stadium  – a re-match of the 2014 Eastern Conference semi-finals.

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