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Revolution vs. Chivas 2013: Preview and Game Notes

The Revolution face Chivas USA tonight at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles.

Jared Wickerham

The New England Revolution will look to bounce back after a three-match winless streak in Los Angeles tonight when they take on Chivas USA. The Goats haven't even drawn a match since the end of April; that's a run of seven straight losses in the meantime.

Although Chivas hasn't exactly had an illustrious history in MLS, the Revs' all-time record against the side is just 5-7-3. That includes a 1-5-1 mark on the West Coast, where New England will be playing tonight.


OUT: Kevin Alston (Disabled list, Illness); Donnie Smith (L Hamstring Strain); Clyde Simms (R Knee Sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Juan Toja (R Lower Back Tightness)


UNCATEGORIZED: Daniel Atunez (L ACL Reconstruction); Tim Melia (Lumbar Distectomy); Oswaldo Minda (L Adductor Strain), Edgar Mejia (L Ankle Sprain), Aaron Ponce (L Hamstring Tightness)


REVOLUTION: Andrew Farrell (Red Card)


  • Chivas USA has the edge in the all-time, regular-season series between the two clubs, with a 7-5-3 record...the teams have met just once outside of regular-season action, playing to a 1-1 draw in the group stage of SuperLiga 2008
  • On the road, the Revs are 1-5-1 against Chivas USA
  • Saturday's match will be the only regular-season meeting between the two teams in 2013
  • The teams played to a 3-3 draw at Gillette Stadium in the only regular-season meeting in 2012
  • The Revs are winless (0-5-1) in their six five meetings with Chivas USA, dating back to September 13, 2009...prior to that stretch, the Revs were unbeaten (3-0-1) in four matches against the Goats from July 7, 2007 to July 19, 2009
  • The Revs have scored just five goals in their last six meetings against the Goats dating back to September 13, 2009...the Revs were shut out in four straight games from September 13, 2009 to April 30, 2011, before the Revs scored a pair of goals in the last meeting on August 6, 2011
  • 13 of the Revolution's 19 goals against Chivas USA have been scored in the second half


  • Chad Barrett has scored three goals and recorded one assist in 14 career appearances against Chivas USA...all his points against Chivas USA came while he was a member of Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy
  • Saer Sene has scored two goals in his only previous match against Chivas USA...both goals came earlier in the game on Sept. 17, 2012, before he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second half
  • Andy Dorman has two goals in six career appearances against Chivas USA...his last goal against the Goats came back in 2007
  • Diego Fagundez has scored a goal against Chivas USA...Fagundez made his MLS debut against Chivas USA on Aug. 6, 2011, and became the youngest player to make an appearance for the club (16 yrs., 173 days)...he later scored his first-ever MLS goal in that match
  • Chris Tierney is the only other active player to be involved in a scoring situation against Chivas USA...Tierney earned an assist on a Kheli Dube goal in 2009
  • Matt Reis is 5-5-3 with a 1.31 goals against average in 13 career appearances against Chivas USA
  • Bobby Shuttleworth is 0-1-0 in one appearance against the Goats, surrendering three goals in the loss at The Home Depot Center on April 30, 2011


TV: CSN New England, 10:30 PM EDT
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub, 10:30 Pm EDT