Welcome to the New England Revolution vs. Colorado Rapids live game thread! It's been just three days since the Revs broke a nine-match winless streak against DC United with a 1-0 victory, and they'll be looking to translate that into further positive results tonight at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Colorado, meanwhile, just dominated New York 4-1 and want to reaffirm their status as candidates to defend their MLS Cup title.
The key for the Revolution tonight is to take their chances. If recent performances are any indication, New England will not get a lot of opportunities to score; thus, they must make the most of what little they have. Colorado is a good defensive team that works hard in midfield and has the ability to put goals away, so the Revs can't afford to let any potential goals pass them by if they want to get a result.
Here are some game notes:
Saturday's match marks the 38th all-time meeting between two of the founding teams of MLS ... Colorado leads the all-time, regular-season series between the two clubs, 18-11-8
New England is just 3-12-3 in matches played in Colorado, including an 0-2-2 mark at Dick's Sporting Goods Park ... at home against Colorado, the Revs have posted a 5-3-4 mark at Gillette Stadium and an 8-6-5 mark overall
New England is winless in the last three seasons against Colorado, going 0-3-4 against the Rapids since the start of the 2008 season
Saturday night's match is the second meeting of the 2011 season ... the teams played to a scoreless draw on May 7 at Gillette Stadium
The teams last met at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Sept. 18, 2010, with Colorado sweeping the season series behind a 3-0 win after taking a 2-1 win at Gillette Stadium on April 24
The Revolution has not won the season series against Colorado since 2001, which was the first time the club won since the first two season series in 1996 and 1997
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
Lineups and your comments after the jump.
Revolution: Reis; Tierney, Soares, Barnes, Alston; Phelan, Joseph, McCarthy; Feilhaber, Lekic, Schilawski
Bench: Shuttleworth, Coria, Mansally, Guy, Fagundez, Nyassi, Boggs
Rapids: Pickens; Kimura, Palguta, Wynne, Moor; Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Thompson, Mullan; Nyassi, Folan
Bench: Ceus, Marshall, Holody, Nana, LaBeaux, Akpan, Cummings