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#NERevs fresh off win vs the Union hosting #RSL

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Fresh off their first come from behind victory away versus the Philadelphia Union, the New England Revolution are set to host Real Salt Lake.  The match is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 ET and will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  This will be the Revolutions 4th home game and they have one win and two draws in the previous three matches.  They’ve also been shut out in two of those home games (4 overall) so Jay Heaps will want to see a solid offensive performance from the home side.  Helping the cause is the fact that RSL will be without one of their starting center backs.  Jamison Olave was red carded in the previous match and thus is suspended.  Joining him will be  Sebastian Saucedo for the visitors, who was also shown the door in the 0-1 home loss versus Vancouver.  However, with the…

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#NERevs fresh off win vs the Union hosting #RSL

Fresh off their first come from behind victory away versus the Philadelphia Union, the New England Revolution are set to host Real Salt Lake.  The match is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 ET and will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  This will be the Revolutions 4th home game and they have one win and two draws in the previous three matches.  They’ve also been shut out in two of those home games (4 overall) so Jay Heaps will want to see a solid offensive performance from the home side.  Helping the cause is the fact that RSL will be without one of their starting center backs.  Jamison Olave was red carded in the previous match and thus is suspended.  Joining him will be  Sebastian Saucedo for the visitors, who was also shown the door in the 0-1 home loss versus Vancouver.  However, with the likes of Rimando, Beckerman, Gil, and Saborio scheduled to play, the visitors will have a strong outfit regardless of the missing pieces.  RSL will be carrying a 2-1-3 record into Gillette and are coming off their one and only loss so far in 2015.  New England on the other hand are coming off a road victory.  Their second in only four (road) matches in 2015 to date.  The Rev’s have played more games then RSL and are 3-2-2 going into the clash.  New England currently sits in 3rd place in the East and the visitors from the Western conference, occupy the 7th spot.

Previous Meeting  (not good news here)

 

Jul 4, 2014 RSL 2 – 1 NE
May 8, 2013 NE 1 – 2 RSL
May 5, 2012 RSL 2 – 1 NE
Jul 4, 2011 RSL 3 – 3 NE
Apr 9, 2011 NE 0 – 2 RSL

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#NERevs to take on Columbus w/ an eye on 1st place

It would take a three goal margin of victory and a draw in the NY-DC game but New England could land in 1st place once the dust is settled on match week six.  The Rev’s will be hosting the Crew 4/11 3:00pm at Gillette Stadium in what will be a playoff rematch from last season’s conference semi final.  The Crew have had their season effectively ended in the last two seasons by New England and will be very eager to stop the Rev’s three game unbeaten run.

The Revolution is entering the match relatively healthy.  Something that has yet to occur this season.  However, the status for Jermaine Jones is up in the air.  The star player could start or perhaps just be subbed in but fans will expect to see him on the field in this game.  A player we may not see is Wil Trap.  The Columbus midfielder is doubtful after suffering a concussion.  Saturday’s match marks the 1st match of 2015 in which the Revolution will face a conference playoff team.  It will also be both the 3rd home match as well as the 3rd in conference match overall.   New England has not had the benefit of decent weather for a home game yet.  However, Saturday should be a nice Spring Day and a season high in attendance is expected.

While Columbus is coming off a mid-week game in which they tied Vancouver without the services of Federico Higuain, the Rev’s are fully rested after beating the Rapids last weekend.  New England will be very aware of Federico’s positioning and look to not foul anywhere close to their own 18 yard box.  Higuain has scored a number goals vs New England from set piece opportunities.  Limiting those will be a top priority if the Rev’s are to get their 3rd straight win and have a shot at 1st place in the Eastern Conference.

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4 Down and 30 to go as the #NERevs head to #Colorado

We’re now firmly into the start of the 2015 MLS season and New England has played four games with just one win, one tie, and 2 losses.  Just like last season the Rev’s started the season off with two losses and a draw before netting their first victory in the 4th match.  The four points earned so far have the club sitting smack in the middle of the East in 5th place despite having the leagues lowest goal differential at -4.

After frustrating losses to both Seattle and NYC on the road, the Rev’s found their defensive form getting a point in their home opener against the Impact.  Then they went on to beat San Jose 2-1 with Kelyn Rowe scoring not only the 1st but also the 2nd goal of the season.  The club now is hoping to take the show back on the road with a visit to Commerce City, CO to take on the Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.  The game is scheduled for Saturday (4/4/15) at 7:00pm ET and is on WSBK myTV38.

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME : Rapids 19 wins, Revolution 13 wins, 9 ties

REFEREE: Fotis Bazakos

Although the Rev’s still most likely wont have their best XI to start the game, the club is on the verge of being healthy for the first time this season.  Lee Nguyen, Jermaine Jones, Kevin Alston, Jose Goncalves, Charlie Davies, and Teal Bunbury have all missed time due to injury or suspension (Jose).  However, for the first time this season we may see a match that at least could feature all these players.   Coach Heaps will be hoping the current form of the team as well as the return of Jones to the 18 man roster, will boost the club into landing it’s first road point(s) of the year.  They’ll be talking on rapids team that is both win less and undefeated, coming off a road draw in Houston.  Colorado is also trying to avoid equaling a league high eighteen matches without a win (RSL 2005-06).  The Rapids have also not conceded nor scored a single goal so far in 2015 through the three matches they’ve had and are undefeated at home versus New England since 2007.  Some new faces in Colorado that one may want to keep an eye on are Marcelo Sarvas, Lucas Pittinari, and Juan Ramirez.

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