Revolution vs. Rapids2013 : Preview and Game Notes

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In the midst of a brutal three match stretch played over eight days, the Revolution take on the Colorado Rapids tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. With the emotional return of Kevin Alston sure to boost morale, can the Revs steal a result in their final West Coast trip?

If there's anything that a busy three match week offers in a positive light, it's the fact that it offers you the chance to get right back out on the field after a tough loss.

Tonight, the Revolution will be getting just that, as they look to put Saturday night's stinging loss to Houston far out of their mind and right the ship.

This will be the only meeting between the two clubs this season with MLS' unbalanced schedule, and while the two clubs may not be all that familiar with each other, the fact that they're both currently on the outside of the playoff spots will ensure a well-played and highly competitive fixture.

REVOLUTION INJURY REPORT

OUT: Juan Agudelo (R Knee Sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Chris Tierney (L Knee Irritation); Saer Sene (R Hip Contusion)

RAPIDS INJURY REPORT

OUT: Diego Calderon (R Knee Surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Martin Rivero (L Quad Strain)

SUSPENSIONS/INTERNATIONAL DUTY

Dimitry Imbongo (Red Card)

TEAM NOTES

  • Wednesday's match marks the 40th all-time meeting between two of the founding teams of MLS...Colorado leads the all-time, regular-season series, 18-12-9
  • The Revs have struggled on the road against the Rapids, posting a 3-12-4 record in matches played in Colorado, including an 0-2-3 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park
  • New England is 9-6-5 in matches played at home, including a 6-3-4 mark at Gillette Stadium
  • Last season, the Revs ended a four-year winless streak (0-3-5) against Colorado with a 2-1 win at Gillette Stadium on May 2, 2012
  • Wednesday's match will be the first - and only - time that the two teams meet in 2013
  • The Revolution's last win against Colorado came in 2007, when the Revs took a 1-0 win at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 29 behind Khano Smith's 88th-minute goal
  • The Revolution and Rapids have yet to meet in a match outside of the MLS regular season

PLAYER NOTES

  • Chad Barrett has scored three goals and added two assists in 13 career games against the Rapids...Barrett's last points against Colorado came in 2011 while a member of the LA Galaxy
  • Juan Toja has scored two goals in five career appearances against the Rapids...both goals came while a member of FC Dallas (2007-08)
  • Saer Sene has scored one goal and recorded one assist in one game against Colorado
  • Chris Tierney has recorded three of his 19 career assists in six appearances against Colorado
  • Andy Dorman and Stephen McCarthy have both recorded two assists against the Rapids
  • Kevin Alston, Clyde Simms and Juan Agudelo have all recorded one assist against Colorado
  • Matt Reis is 8-7-5 all-time against Colorado, and has posted a 1.20 goals against average, including six shutouts...with the Revs, he is 4-7-4 with three shutouts
  • Bobby Shuttleworth has not faced the Rapids in his career

BROADCAST INFORMATION

TV: Comcast Sports Network
Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Jeff Causey (color)

RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Talent: Brad Feldman (play-by-play), Jeff Causey (color)

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