Welcome to the New England Revolution vs. DC United live game thread! It's been just three days since the embarrassing 3-0 drubbing the Revs endured against Philadelphia at home on Sunday, and things have gone from bad to worse in Foxboro as a result. There was a fan protest in the Fort that evening and Benny Feilhaber will be suspended from today's game after receiving a red card ejection against the Union. DC, meanwhile, is coming off a creditable 0-0 draw with FC Dallas and it looks like things might be coming together for the youngsters in the nation's capitol, though they still lack consistency.
The Revolution need to stay focused and disciplined and concentrate on the little things, the basics that they aren't doing right. Passing, calm and maturity should be the mantra. Against Philadelphia they seemed to have no life or fight left in them, and they need to fight the general malaise that is settling in over the entire club after a rash of questionable decisions involving both fans and players were made by the front office and ownership. I'll be totally frank; things don't look good.
Wednesday's match is the 56th all-time, regular season meeting between the New England Revolution and D.C. United ... this will be the 63rd overall meeting between the two clubs, who have played four MLS Cup matches and three U.S. Open contests
D.C. leads the all-time, regular season series between the two clubs, 25-22-8 ... the Revs are 7-16-4 on the road against United, but own a 15-9-4 advantage in Foxborough - including an 9-3-4 record at Gillette Stadium
With the 2-1 win against United on March 26, the Revs enter Saturday with a five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) against United since the start of the 2009 season ...last season, the Revs took both games in the series - including a 2-0 road win at RFK Stadium on April 3, and a 1-0 home win in Foxborough on August 7 ... in 2009, the Revs played to a 1-1 draw at D.C. on April 17, before winning, 2-1, at Gillette on May 30, during the return leg
The 2009 and 2010 series wins marked the first time the Revs won back-to-back season series against D.C.
The regular-season series has been remarkably even in recent years, as the Revs hold a slight 6-4-5 advantage in 15 meetings since the start of the 2006 regular season.
The teams have met in three postseason series, with D.C. holding a 2-1-1 edge in those matches ... however, the Revs defeated United, 1-0, in the most recent playoff meeting on Nov. 5, 2006, to win the Eastern Conference Championship at RFK Stadium and earn a berth in the MLS Cup 2006.
Lineups and your comments after the jump.
Revolution: Reis; Tierney, Cochrane, Soares, Alston; McCarthy, Phelan, Joseph; Schilawski, Lekic, Boggs
Bench: Shuttleworth, Mansally, Barnes, Coria, Nyassi, Guy, Fagundez
United: Hamid; Woolard, White, Kitchen, McDonald; Najar, Simms, De Rosario, Pontius; Wolff, Davies
Bench: Cronin, Morsink, Korb, Fred, Da Luz, King, Ngwenya