Tonight the New England Revolution take on Chivas USA in Carson, California. The Revs are looking to build on last week's 3-2 win versus Sporting Kansas City and their midweek victory over DC United in the Open Cup, while Chivas USA are coming off an important 2-1 win over San Jose.
Andrew Sousa has been listed as probable for the contest, while Matt Reis makes an appearance on the questionable list, this time with a shoulder sprain. Pat Phelan is doubtful while battling concussion symptoms, and Marko Perovic is confirmed to be out with a left knee sprain.
Here are some game notes:
- The all-time, regular-season series between the two clubs is tied, 5-5-2 … the teams have met just once outside of regular-season action, playing to a 1-1 draw in the group stage of SuperLiga 2008
- Chivas USA swept the 2010 series, taking a 4-0 win at Gillette Stadium on May 5, and then a 2-0 win at The Home Depot Center on Sept. 10 … it was Chivas USA’s first season sweep in series history (2005-present)
- Saturday’s match will be the first of two meetings between New England and Chivas USA in 2011 … Chivas USA will travel to Foxborough for the return match on Saturday, Aug. 6
The Revs are just 1-4-1 against Chivas USA in Carson, earning their only win in 2008 – a 2-1 victory powered by Taylor Twellman and Kenny Mansally goals … last year, the Revs dropped a 2-0 decision at Chivas USA on Sept. 10
- At home, the Revs are 4-1-1 against Chivas USA at Gillette Stadium … New England has outscored Chivas USA, 11-6, in those six matches
- Before Chivas USA’s win at Gillette Stadium in May 2010, New England’s 2-1 win at The Home Depot Center on May 11, 2008, marked the only time the visiting team had won in the all-time series
- Eleven of the Revolution’s 14 goals against Chivas USA have been scored in the second half, including the last seven overall … conversely, Chivas USA has scored nine of their 15 goals against the Revs in the first half
- New England has allowed more than one goal against Chivas USA just four times in 12 regular-season meetings, three 2-0 losses (June 30, 2007, Sept. 13, 2009 and Sept. 10, 2010) and the 4-0 loss in May 2010 … the Revs, meanwhile, have scored multiple goals against Chivas USA four times, including three of the last six meetings
- Prior to the 4-0 loss last May, the Revs conceded just nine goals to Chivas USA in 10 regular-season meetings for a goals against average of 0.90
Lineups and your comments after the jump.
Revolution: Shuttleworth; Soares, Coria, Domi, Alston; Mansally, Feilhaber, Boggs, Joseph; Schilawski, Lekic
Bench: Reis, Tierney, Dube, Nyassi, Barnes, McCarthy, Cochrane
Chivas USA: Kennedy; Pearce, Boyens, Jazic, Valentin; Flores, LaBrocca, Zemanski, Elliot; Moreno, Mondaini
Bench: Umana, Mendoza, Trujillo, Mayen, Braun, Thornton, Estupinan