Jun 23, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto FC forward Danny Koevermans (14) goes up for a header against New England Revolution midfielder Stephen McCarthy (26) at BMO Field. The FC and Revolution tied 2-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
Tonight the Revolution will be hoping to finish off their 3-game home stand with a big 3 points against eastern conference foe Toronto FC. New England’s all-time record against the Reds coming into this game is 4-2-6, most recently coming from a 2-goal deficit to earn a point in the 94th minute on June 23rd at BMO Field. Toronto has never won at against the Revolution at Gillette Stadium and in fact has never scored more than a single goal in Foxboro.
Toronto looks to have a fairly healthy line-up heading into tonight’s match, but will have a notable missing piece in the midfield with the absence of former-DP Julian DeGuzman, who was shipped to FC Dallas earlier this week in a trade. For the Revs, only midfielder/forward Alec Purdie is declared out for this match-up, while Jose Moreno and Zak Boggs are listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
The Revolution currently sit in 6th place in the eastern conference standings, and boast a league-leading 5-game unbeaten streak. A win tonight could go a long way towards making progress in the race for a playoff spot, and the boys in blue will be hoping to maintain the same energy and determination that helped them secure a win against the New York Red Bulls last Sunday.
After the jump we’ll have lineups and of course our Live Game Chat with our friends at New England Soccer Today, so join us!
Revolution XI: Shuttleworth - Tierney, Soares, McCarthy, Alston - Nguyen, Simms (c), Feilhaber, Cardenas - Brettschneider, Sene
Bench: Reis, Barnes, Bengtson, Fagundez, Guy, Joseph, Lechner
Toronto XI: Kocic - Morgan, Emory, Eckersley, Henry - Silva, Frings (c), Dunfield, Lambe - Johnson, Koevermans
Bench: Roberts, Avila, Maund, Stinson, Wiedeman, Williams