The New England Revolution are about to start the preseason games that kinda sorta matter, taking on the Seattle Sounders in Tucson, AZ for their Desert Diamond Cup kickoff. Unlike the two matches played in Casa Grande, these games will focus on getting the team game-ready for First Kick next month.
Kelyn Rowe is going to have sit this match out with a left knee injury. It's going to be the kind of game where we might see 22 or more players appear for the Revs in the same match, because Jay Heaps is looking to evaluate everybody. Also available today should be Marko Jesic, an Australian winger/forward who appeared on the preseason roster recently.
See the lineups below, and then get the discussion going in the comments!
Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth; Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell; Lee Nguyen, Clyde Simms, Kalifa Cisse, Gabe Latigue; Diego Fagundez, Jerry Bengtson
Sounders: Michael Gspurning; Adam Johansson, Djimi Traore, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Leo Gonzalez; Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Steve Zakuani; David Estrada, Eddie Johnson