New England Soccer Today

By the Numbers: #NEvLA

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

The rematch is finally upon us.

The New England Revolution will host the LA Galaxy for the first time since falling to them in the 2014 MLS Cup Final. The Revolution are winless in their past four games, but will host a LA team that will play its third game in nine days.

2 – The Revolution will have two players banned for Sunday’s match as Lee Nguyen and Chris Tierney will both be serving one-game suspensions for the red cards they received in last week’s match against D.C. United.

12 – Both Nguyen and Tierney have appeared in 12 of the 13 games this season for the Revs. Kelyn Rowe and Kevin Alston are their likely replacements at central attacking midfielder and left back, respectively.

25 – The Revs will host the LA Galaxy exactly 25 weeks after falling to them in MLS Cup Final on Dec. 7, 2014.

0 – Wins by the Revolution in their last four games. They are 0-1-3 in those games, despite scoring first in each.

8 – The Revolution have allowed eight goals during their four-game winless run. In their seven-game unbeaten run prior to that, the Revs only allowed three goals.

17 – New England has collected 17 of their 19 points in games started by Charlie Davies. They are 5-0-2 when Davies starts, and 0-3-2 when he does not.

5 – Davies has five goals on the season, putting him in a tie for 7th place in MLS. Davies is tied for the fewest starts of any player who has five or more goals with Krisztian Nemeth as both have eight starts.

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