Revolution vs. Crew 2013: Match Preview, Notes, and Injury Report

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The Revolution face the Crew tonight in Ohio. Having lost their last two, this match will be key in allowing them to continue their playoff push.

The New England Revolution will complete a cluttered stretch of fixtures tonight when they visit the Columbus Crew. The Crew are among the Eastern Conference teams directly competing with the Revolution for the fifth and final playoff spot, so a result here would be crucial to the Revs' playoff hopes.

Both clubs split the season series evenly in 2012, going 1-1-1 in three matches. Overall, the Revs have a 17-29-11 lifetime record against the Crew, including a 6-16-6 mark away from home.

REVOLUTION INJURY REPORT

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

CREW INJURY REPORT

OUT: Eddie Gaven (L ACL Rupture); Glauber (L ACL Rupture); Eric Gehrig (R Ankle Sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Andy Gruenebaum (L Shoulder Sprain)

TEAM NOTES

  • Saturday's match is the 58th all-time regular-season meeting, and the 64th 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, 29-17-11
  • The Crew holds a 16-6-6 advantage in matches played in Ohio, including an 11-5-6 mark in matches at Crew Stadium
  • The Revs are 11-13-5 at home against Columbus, including a 7-7-4 mark at Gillette Stadium since its opening in 2002
  • Saturday's match marks the first of three regular-season meetings between the two clubs this season...the teams close out the regular-season with a home-and-away series in the final two weekend of the season (Oct. 19 at Gillette Stadium and Oct. 27 at Crew Stadium)
  • The teams split the regular-season series in 2012, with each team posting a 1-1-1 record...the clubs played to a 0-0 draw on June 13...Columbus earned a 4-3 victory at home on Aug. 25...the Revs won 2-0 at home Sept. 5 to close out the series
  • New England has won just three times in its last 15 meetings with Columbus dating back to the 2007 season...the Revs are 3-8-4 in that stretch
  • The Revs' last season-series victory over the Crew came in 2006, when the Revolution went 2-1-1 against Columbus
  • 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 13 games against the Crew
  • Andy Dorman has scored three goals and added two assists against the Crew
  • Jerry Bengtson has one goal in one appearance against Columbus...his lone goal came when on August 25, 2012 at Crew Stadium
  • Lee Nguyen has one goal - a penalty kick goal - in two appearances against the Crew...Nguyen buried an 81st-minute attempt on August 25, 2012
  • Dimitry Imbongo has scored one goal in one career appearance against the Crew
  • Ryan Guy has one goal in two appearances
  • Saer Sene has one assist in two appearances
  • 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 one career appearance against Columbus, drawing the start on Oct. 15, 2011, and suffering the 3-0 loss at home

BROADCAST INFORMATION

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

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