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Three things you should know before the Revs face Toronto FC

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It's been a long time since TFC have beaten the Revs and two more things you should know.

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The New England Revolution travel to BMO Field to face Toronto FC this Saturday. Here are three things you should know before the 7:30 PM kickoff.

1. It's been a long time since Toronto has beaten the Revs. You hear that? It's the sound of a jinx coming on. The Revolution have gone 5-0-3 in their recent history against Toronto. If you're in search of a TFC victory, you'd have to go back to August 4, 2013 when the Reds eeked out a 1-0 win at Gillette Stadium. Perhaps more impressive is the fact that the Revs are unbeaten in their last six trips to Toronto, having outscored their opponents 13-6.

2. Both teams are dealing with schedule congestion. Saturday marks Toronto's second game this week, as they already faced, and beat, Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Revs have to be mindful of Tuesday's US Open Cup Semifinal, which will be held at Gillette Stadium and shown on ESPN2. So, how will both teams deal with their busy schedules? Don't be surprised if you see some roster rotation and early subs. Also, both teams could be welcoming back important players, as TFC's Michael Bradley and the Revs' Juan Agudelo have recently been spotted at practice.

3. This is when the Revs turn things on. It's the time of year when people start to key in on the little red line. Fortunately for the Revs, who currently sit one spot above the line at sixth, this is also the time when the team starts to put together results. Over the last two seasons, the Revs have gone 12-3-2 during August and September. In 2014, the Revs started the month of August with a loss and draw before winning six of their next seven. Last year, the Revolution's six-game winning streak started at the beginning of August. Will history repeat itself?