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Revolution vs. Dynamo: New England Travels To BBVA Compass Stadium For The First Time To Face Houston

The New England Revolution will close out their season series against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night in the brand-new BBVA Compass Stadium. Subscribe to this stream or check back for previews, features, match updates, and all the rest of the weekend's match coverage here at The Bent Musket.

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Revs 0-2 Dynamo: Player Ratings

The New England Revolution lost sloppily to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Several players performed well, though, including goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and forwards Jerry Bengtson and Dimitry Imbongo.


Revs vs. Dynamo: Highlights and Quotes

The New England Revolution lost to the Houston Dynamo in their first visit to BBVA Compass Stadium. Jay Heaps, Stephen McCarthy, and A.J. Soares gave their opinions after the match.


Revolution fall to Dynamo 2-0

In a hard fought, physical encounter in Houston, the New England Revolution fell to the Dynamo 2-0 on Saturday Night. Ricardo Clark scores the winning goal in a vital match for Houston's playoff chances.


70th Minute Update: Tempers Flare, Rain Subsides

In true New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo fashion, tonight's match has gotten particularly chippy, and at times, downright physical.

While the rain has subsided, neither side has yet to find the opening goal, although both teams have gone close. New England almost found the opener through some solid play from Fernando Cardenas, who found space on the left flank and sent a near-perfect cross to Jerry Bengtson, but the Honduran's header was just wide of the Dynamo net.

The temperature of the match picked up a bit in the 62nd minute when players from both sides got a little hot under the collar jockeying for position while lining up for a free kick. After players from both sides were separated, it was Dimitry Imbongo and Will Bruin earning matching yellow cards for their actions.

The match continues to feel a little harried and sloppy, however with the rain now passed, perhaps both teams will find better footing and produce an exciting finish.


At the Half: Revs and Dynamo Scoreless

With all of the talk leading up to this week's match revolving around the Revs' injuries and missing players, their first half performance certainly didn't resemble that of an undermanned squad.

Rain has poured down for long periods of time for most of the match, creating extremely slippery conditions, which have led to some unconventional chances in the first 45 minutes. While nothing has come from the few true scoring chances, you can't help but feel that the elements will have something to do with the final result tonight.

Benny Feilhaber gave the Revs their first solid scoring chance with his well-placed free kick in the 18th, and that was followed up a few moments later by Darrius Barnes' blunder in front of the Houston net, which truly should have put the Revs ahead.

On the Houston side of the ball, the Dynamo are struggling to find their rhythm, as the slippery conditions, as well as a well-organized Revolution back four have frustrated the home side in the first 45. Brad Davis has yet to leave his mark on this match thus far, but you can't expect that to continue in the second half.


First Half Update: Scoreless at BBVA

While both teams have traded early jabs, the only real winner thus far seems to be Mother Nature. Pouring rain has soaked the field at BBVA, making just about every task a little more difficult.

New England gave the match it's first real scoring chance in the 18th minute when Benny Feilhaber curled a beautiful free kick up and around the Houston wall, and while Tally Hall saw it late, he managed to pound it away.

The Revs came close again after a long chip found Dimitry Imbongo in the the box, but when his driving effort found a wide open Darrius Barnes in front of net, the defender couldn't handle the pace of the cross and flubbed the shot.

While both sides have created chances it certainly feels like the Revs have had the better of the opportunities in the early going. The weather (as well as the condition of the pitch) will be something to keep an eye on as the match wears on.


Benny Feilhaber Returns to Revs Starting Lineup

With an injury report longer than some Greek literature, Jay Heaps certainly had his work cut out for him tonight in Houston when assembling his starting lineup and bench. However, given what he had to work with, Revs fans can be quite pleased with the squad they'll see on the field.

The back four is solid, with all four healthy veterans getting the start. Kevin Alston and Darrius Barnes will be on the outside, with Stephen McCarthy and A.J. Soares in the middle of defense.

USMNT midfielder Benny Feilhaber makes his long awaited return to the starting lineup, and in a bit of a surprise, Clyde Simms passed his fitness test and will make the start in the center of the midfield. Joining them in the midfield will be two speedy wingers in Fernando Cardenas and Kelyn Rowe, playing on the left and right respectively.

Up top, it's the talismanic striker Jerry Bengtson getting the nod once again, however tonight he'll be joined by Dimitry Imbongo, who's replacing Diego Fagundez who started last Saturday night.

Recently acquired Juan Toja will begin the match on the bench, as will Blair Gavin, who has yet to see much action since his arrival from Chivas USA.

Kickoff is slated for 8:30 from Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium.


Revs vs. Dynamo: Live Game Thread

The New England Revolution are set to kick off against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium in Texas tonight. We'll have all the action here in our live blog, done jointly with New England Soccer Today.


Revs vs. Dynamo: Preview and Game Notes

The New England Revolution face an intensely physical battle with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night, and the task will be made even more daunting by a long injury report. Still, the Revs should be drooling over the chance to break their rivals' unbeaten streak at BBVA Compass Stadium.


The Foxboro Infirmary Ward

With a myriad of players missing either due to injury or excused absence, the Revs, and more specifically, Jay Heaps, face a huge challenge this weekend against Houston.

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