Revolution vs. Crew 2013: Preview and Game Notes

USA TODAY Sports

The New England Revolution are in do or die mode tonight at home as they welcome the Columbus Crew. A win puts them in pole position to earn that final playoff spot; a loss could eliminate them from contention.

Columbus is embroiled in a fight for their own playoff future, though they're in a far more dire situation. A loss knocks them out.

REVOLUTION INJURY REPORT

OUT: Gabe Latigue (R ACL Surgery), Saer Sene (L Lower Leg Surgery), Juan Toja (Lower Back Irritation)
QUESTIONABLE: Ryan Guy (R Groin Irritation), Chad Barrett (Abdominal Strain), Dimitry Imbongo (R Hamstring Irritation)

CREW INJURY REPORT

OUT: Eddie Gaven (L ACL Rupture), Glauber (L ACL Rupture)
QUESTIONABLE: Federico Higuain (R Hip Contusion), Danny O'Rourke (L Adductor Inflammation)

UNAVAILABLE

SUSPENSIONS: Lee Nguyen (Yellow Card Accumulation)

TEAM NOTES

  • Saturday's match is the 59th all-time regular-season meeting, and the 65th overall meeting, between the two clubs...the overall total also includes five MLS Cup playoff meetings and one U.S. Open Cup contest
  • Columbus leads the all-time regular-season series between the two teams, 29-18-11
  • Columbus holds a 13-11-5 advantage in matches played in Foxborough, including a 7-7-4 mark at Gillette Stadium
  • The Crew also leads the series in Columbus, with a 16-7-6 advantage in matches played in Ohio, including an 11-6-6 mark in matches at Crew Stadium
  • Saturday's match marks the second of three regular-season meetings between the two clubs this season...on July 20, Jose Goncalves scored the game-winner in stoppage time and Diego Fagundez added an insurance goal minutes later to give the Revs a 2-0 win Crew Stadium
  • New England has won just four times in its last 16 meetings with Columbus dating back to the 2007 season...the Revs are 4-8-4 in that stretch
  • The Revs' last season-series victory over the Crew came in 2006, when the Revolution went 2-1-1 against Columbus
  • The teams split the regular-season series in 2012, with the teams going 1-1-1 in the three-game series...the clubs played to a 0-0 draw on June 16 at Gillette Stadium, before Columbus earned a 4-3 victory at home on Aug. 25...the Revs then won 2-0 at home Sept. 5 to close out the series
  • Outside of MLS competition, the Revs are 3-0-3 against the Crew, including MLS Cup Playoff (2-0-3) and U.S. Open Cup (1-0-0) matches

PLAYER NOTES

  • Chad Barrett is the team's current leading scorer against Columbus with three goals and three assists 14 games against the Crew...he scored one goal each with the Chicago Fire (2007), Toronto FC (2009) and LA Galaxy (2011)
  • Andy Dorman has scored three goals and added two assists against the Crew, his last goal coming in 2007
  • Six current players have scored one goal against Columbus: Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez, Jerry Bengtson, Jose Goncalves, Ryan Guy and Dimitry Imbongo
  • Lee Nguyen has also recorded two assists against the Crew, both coming in the July 20, 2013 win at Crew Stadium
  • Diego Fagundez, who scored the second goal in stoppage time on July 20, 2013, also recorded a game-winning assist in the Revs' 2-0 win at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 5, 2012
  • Jose Goncalves' goal was the game-winning goal in stoppage time on July 20
  • Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis has started all but one of his 30 appearances against the Crew, going 8-10-10 with seven shutouts and a 1.46 goals against average
  • Bobby Shuttleworth has made two career appearances against Columbus, posting a 1-1-0 record with one shutout and 1.50 goals against average

BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV: CSN New England, 7:30 PM EDT
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub, 7:30 PM EDT

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