Tonight, a short-handed Revolution side hosts D.C. United with a trip to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals on the line. Here’s everything you need to know: streaming links, injuries, lineups and more.
Lee Nguyen has quietly put together an impressive campaign for the Revolution, collecting seven assists (tied, second in MLS) and six goals (second on the Revolution behind Juan Agudelo). Nguyen also creates 2.8 goal-scoring chances per match, more than any other Revolution player.
D.C. United, on the other hand, lacks a true breakout player. Luciano Acosta leads the way in goals scored, though he has found the net just once since May 6. Similarly, Lloyd Sam leads the team with two assists, though he collected his last helper on April 22.
Stat that Matters Most
That’s the number of times D.C. has found the back of the net this season in 17 matches. No MLS team has scored fewer goals. By contrast, the Revolution—while navigating an inconsistent attack—has scored 27 times.
Injuries and Absences
The Revolution enter tonight’s match with a lean roster. Kelyn Rowe and Juan Agudelo recently join the U.S. ahead of the Gold Cup and Gershon Koffie shipped off for Ghana earlier this week. Injuries have also mounted. Xavier Kouassi will miss the match as he recovers from a quad strain, while Scott Caldwell (concussion), Antonio Delamea (fractured nose) and Daigo Kobayashi (hamstring) could miss out on the action.
D.C. United hasn’t fared much better. Tonight, the club will miss five players due to injury: Rob Vincent (meniscus), Nick DeLeon (abdominal strain), Sean Franklin (hamstring), Patrick Mullins (knee) and Bobby Boswell (groin). The club will also head into the match without goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who recently joined Rowe and Agudelo on the USMNT roster.
New England: Brad Knighton; Andrew Farrell, Josh Smith, London Woodberry, Donnie Smith; Zachary Herivaux, Je-Vaughn Watson; Teal Bunbury, Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez; Kei Kamara
D.C. United (courtesy of Black and Red United): Travis Worra; Chris Korb, Steve Birnbaum, Jalen Robinson, Taylor Kemp; Chris Durkin, Marcelo Sarvas; Sebastien Le Toux, Julian Buescher, Patrick Nyarko; Jose Ortiz