The New England Revolution play FC Dallas in their second MLS regular season game of 2017 later this evening.
The Revs had an unexpected bye week thanks to a winter storm forcing the postponement of their match last week at home against Orlando City SC. Dallas meanwhile played midweek in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, with Kellyn Acosta’s second half free kick goal proving the difference in a 2-1 win over Pachuca.
New England is looking to avoid an 0-2 start to the season, but with two road games against tough Western Conference opponents, it’s understandable that they might have to wait until their actual home opener versus Minnesota for their season’s first result.
Meanwhile, Dallas has claimed four points in their first two games of the year, all on the road with a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy and a 0-0 draw with Sporting KC.
The last time New England beat FC Dallas was back in 2011, with Rajko Lekic and Shalrie Joseph on the score sheet for the Revs.
Tonight's #NERevs starting lineup. #FCDvNE pic.twitter.com/wgPMaay7sO— NewEnglandRevolution (@NERevolution) March 18, 2017
Designated Player Xavier Kouassi will make his Revs debut as he earns his first start for New England. Signed last summer, the midfielder tore his ACL while finishing his club season in Switzerland with FC Sion and did not feature in the Revs first game against Colorado.
Your STARTING XI for #FCDvNE.— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) March 18, 2017
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Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
8PM Eastern/7PM Central
TV: CSN NE, MLS Live