The New England Revolution are set to kick off against the Vancouver Whitecaps this afternoon on a rainy Spring day in Foxboro. Jay Heaps finally has the tools to run out what looks like a full-strength lineup for the home opener.
Most importantly, Jose Goncalves returns to central defense after being left out of the squad entirely last week in Philadelphia. He will resume the duty of captain as well. Andrew Farrell moves back to right back to compensate. Also, Andy Dorman gets the start as the sole defensive midfielder in a usual 4-1-4-1/4-3-3 set up. Saer Sene also gets his first start of 2014 in his usual spot on the wing.
Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth; Chris Tierney, A.J. Soares, Jose Goncalves, Andrew Farrell; Andy Dorman; Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe, Lee Nguyen, Saer Sene; Teal Bunbury
Bench: Imbongo, Caldwell, Kobayashi, Knighton, Bengtson, McCarthy, Barnes
Whitecaps: Ousted; Beitashour, Leveron, O'Brien, Harvey; Teigert, Reo-Coker, Laba, Fernandez; Miller, Mattocks
Bench: Koffie, Tornaghi, Hurtado, Manneh, Morales, Mezquida, Dean