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“Okay, we won a game yesterday. If we win today, it’s called ‘two in a row.’ And if we win again tomorrow, it’s called a ‘winning streak.’ It has happened before.” – Lou Brown, Major League II

The Columbus Crew visit Foxborough on Saturday looking to deny the New England Revolution of a third-straight win after the club picked up consecutive victories against San Jose and Colorado.

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Scheduled kick-off: 3:00 pm
TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet

All-time/Season series:

• Their last matchup was a 3-1 victory at Gillette Stadium in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals of the 2014 MLS Playoffs. The Revolution advanced 7-3 on aggregate.

• The Revolution and Crew matched up five times last season, including twice in the playoffs. After the Crew took the first two matches of the season series, the Revolution won the last three, including both legs in the playoffs.

• This will be the first of two matchups between these teams this season, with the Revolution visiting the Crew on June 24th.

• Overall, this will be the 64th regular-season meeting between the two teams. To date, the Columbus Crew leading the series with 31 wins, 21 losses, and 11 draws over the Revolution.

• Columbus also has a strong record in Foxborough with a record of 14 wins, 13 losses, and 5 draws.

Revolution update:

• 2-2-1 overall, 7 points through 5 games (1.4 points per game), with 4 goals scored and 6 goals against.

• Currently in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference Standings and are two points behind the conference-leading D.C. United.

• The Revolution are 1-0-1 so far at home in 2015, with two goals scored and one goal against, all of which came in the Revolution’s 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.

• After his brilliant goal in Colorado last Saturday, Juan Agudelo made his first MLS team of the week of 2015. He becomes the third Revolution player named to team of the week along with Kelyn Rowe (Week 4) and Bobby Shuttleworth (Week 2).

Crew Update:

• 1-2-1 overall, 4 points through 4 games (1.0 points per game), with5 goals scored and 5goals against.

• Currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference,five points behind conference leaders D.C. United and three points behind the Revolution.

• Currently 0-1-1 on the road in 2015, both against Western Conference opponents Houston and Vancouver.

• Columbus will be playing on short rest after a mid-week match in Vancouver on Wednesday and a cross-country flight before Saturday’s match. The Crew pulled off a 2-2 draw against the Whitecaps behind two Kei Kamara goals.

• The Crew are led offensively by Kei Kamara, who has three goals in four matches, and Ethan Finley and Federico Higuain, who scored 11 goals for the Crew in 2014. Higuain missed Wednesday’s match in Vancouver as he was suspended from a red card.

• The Crew also have Rhode Island native Michael Parkhurst in their projected starting lineup. The former Revolution and USMNT defender was an MLS all-star in 2014, and is in his second season with the Crew after starting 32 games last season.

• The Creware led by Gregg Berhalter, who is entering his second season as an MLS manager with the Crew. Berhalter has a record of 15 wins, 13 losses, and 11 draws going into Saturday’s match.

Next for the Revolution: Sunday, Apr.19, at 5:00 PM on the road against the Philadelphia Union.

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