New England Soccer Today

Gameday: #NEvDC

Photo credit: Brian O'Connell

Photo credit: Brian O’Connell

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the second-place Revolution will face top-of-the-conference DC United for the first time in 2015. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm

Saturday’s contest will be the only time DC will visit Gillette Stadium during the regular season. The longtime rivals will wrap up their two-game season series on Jun. 21 at RFK Stadium.

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What’s at stake? Oh, just the top spot in the conference. DC United (21 points) heads into the contest two points clear of the Revolution (19), and hope to stay atop the standings when it’s all said and done by getting the result. For the Revolution, anything less than three points will be considered a disappointment. Interestingly, both squads are coming off of disappointing road defeats.

Biggest question: Can the Revolution bounce back from their midweek debacle at Sporting Park? No doubt they’ll look to put Wednesday’s 4-2 loss behind them when they take the field on Saturday. With a full compliment of first-choice players rested and available, the Revolution should be up to the test against their first-place foes.

Noteworthy: Revolution midfielder Andy Dorman is suspended for Saturday’s match due to caution accumulation.

Weather: Temperatures are unseasonably cool, hovering in the low-60s, with bright and sunny skies at Gillette Stadium with kickoff looming. Showers could make their way through the region.

Referees: Mark Geiger will officiate his second Revolution match of the season on Saturday, weeks after serving as the man in the middle for the locals’ 2-1 comeback win at Philadelphia on Apr. Joining Geiger on the officiating crew will be CJ Morgante (AR1) and Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho (AR2) while Silviu Petrescu will serve as the fourth official.

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