The Revolution and D.C. United will enter tonight’s match on the heels of opposite results. On Sunday, New England surrendered a late lead to NYCFC during a gut-wrenching loss. And on Wednesday, D.C. United beat Atlanta United for the third time this season thanks to a Michael Parkhurst own goal.
The Revs, who rank behind everyone except D.C. United in the Eastern Conference, could use some of that luck. Here’s what you need to know ahead of the match:
New England: W-W-L-W-L
D.C. United: L-D-L-W-W
Chances to Win
Though the Revolution represent the road team during tonight’s match, the club maintains a strong possibility of winning at 35 percent, per FiveThirtyEight. D.C. United holds a 40 percent change of winning, while a draw stands as the least likely outcome at 25 percent.
Stat that Matters Most
That’s D.C. United’s record against the Revolution in its previous seven meetings with the club. The streak continued in April, when the Black-and-Red earned a 2-2 draw at RFK Stadium.
Almost everyone has contributed to the Revolution attack this season. Juan Agudelo, Lee Nguyen and Kei Kamara have each scored eight goals, while Nguyen leads the club with 10 assists and 69 chances created. Defensively, Antonio Delamea has collected 58 tackles—good enough for eighth in MLS.
For D.C. United, goals have not come easy, as the club has scored a league-low 21 tallies this season. Luciano Acosta, who hasn’t found the net since June, leads the team with four goals; no other player has scored more than two. Lloyd Sam serves as the team’s unofficial creator with five assists and 44 chances created.
How to Watch
Kick-off time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
TV Broadcast: CSN-NE (New England), NC8 or WUPV (D.C.)
Streaming: MLS Live
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (New England), 106.7 The Fan or 1580 AM (D.C.)
Injuries and Absences
The Revolution have three players on the injury report following a brutal week 24 match against NYCFC. Kelyn Rowe will miss 6-8 weeks with a right knee sprain. Diego Fagundez (head) and Xavier Kouassi (undisclosed) trained this week and should be available for selection.
D.C. United will enter tonight’s match with five names on its latest report. Defender Rob Vincent (knee) and midfielder Patrick Nyarko (eye) will not play. Defender Taylor Kemp (hip) is listed as questionable, while midfielder Ian Harkes (ankle) and forward Deshorn Brown (concussion) are expected to return to action.
New England: Cody Cropper; Chris Tierney, Claude Dielna, Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell; Gershon Koffie; Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen, Juan Agudelo; Teal Bunbury, Kei Kamara
D.C. United: Bill Hamid; Taylor Kemp, Kofi Opare, Jalen Robinson, Chris Odoi-Atsem; Ian Harkes, Russell Canouse; Zoltan Stieber, Luciano Acosta, Paul Arriola; Patrick Mullins