The Revolution and Galaxy have endured trying seasons. With a combined 11 wins in 38 outings, the two sides need to get back on track in a hurry to make a playoff push.
Here's everything you need to know about the matchup:
Chances to Win
The Revolution have a 53 percent chance of beating the Galaxy, according to FiveThirtyEight. That makes LA one of the biggest underdogs of the weekend, with the Seattle Sounders (54 percent chance to win) and Toronto FC (54 percent chance) serving as the other big favorites.
FiveThirtyEight’s metrics give LA a mere 23 percent chance to win, with a 24 percent chance of the two teams drawing.
Stat that Matters Most
That’s how many times opponents have scored on the Revolution in the past two matches at Gillette Stadium. Prior to those contests, the Revs had conceded five goals in eight outings dating back to last season.
For the Revs, Lee Nguyen continues to shine in the box score, with seven goals and seven assists on the season. His 56 chances created trail only Sacha Kljestan for tops in MLS. Yet after a hot start, Nguyen has cooled a bit in his past five matches, adding just one goal and one assist.
For the Galaxy, it’s all about Romain Alessandrini. The French striker has scored eight goals and added six helpers in his first MLS season and, in the eyes of many, should have earned an MLS All-Star nod. His 40 chances created also lead the way for LA, and it’s not close—Emmanuel Boateng has created the second most chances for the Galaxy with 25.
How to Watch
Kick-off time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.
TV Broadcast: NBC Boston, CSN-NE (New England); Spectrum SportsNet, Spectrum Deportes (Los Angeles)
Streaming: MLS Live
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (New England)
New England: Cody Cropper; Chris Tierney, Antonio Delamea, Benjamin Angoua, Andrew Farrell; Diego Fagundez, Gershon Koffie, Kelyn Rowe, Scott Caldwell; Kei Kamara, Lee Nguyen
Los Angeles: Brian Rowe; Ashley Cole, Jelle Van Damme, Dave Romney, Pele van Anholt; Jermaine Jones, Rafael Garcia; Emmanuel Boateng, Giovani dos Santos, Romain Alessandrini; Jack McBean
Injuries and Absences
The Revolution have inched closer to full strength during each of its past two outings, a trend that will continue this evening when Kelyn Rowe returns to the lineup. Xavier Kouassi (questionable, quad) should dress, while the status of Daigo Koabayashi (questionable, hamstring) remains unknown. Neither Juan Agudelo nor Je-Vaughn Watson will suit up while still representing their home nations in the Gold Cup.
The Galaxy will head into tonight’s match with five absentees, including Gyasi Zardes, who remains with the U.S. Men’s National Team. Joao Pedro will miss the match due to yellow card accumulation, while three players—Robbie Rogers (ankle), Sebastian Lletget (foot) and Baggio Husidic (broken leg)—will not play due to injury.