The Vancouver Whitecaps will test their three-game winning streak against the mettle of Jay Heaps' rebuilding project.
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney; Nguyen, Simms, Joseph, Feilhaber; Sene, Runstrom.
OUT: FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); MF Ryan Guy (R calf stiffness); DF Flo Lechner (R foot fifth metatarsal fracture); FW Jose Moreno (R calf strain); MF Sainey Nyassi (R hamstring strain); FW Jeremiah White (concussion)
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-3-3): Cannon, Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Rochat; Koffie, Davidson, Watson; Le Toux, Hassli, Sanvezzo.||
OUT: GK Brian Sylvestre (R knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Atiba Harris (R quad contusion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Vancouver has kept a league-leading five clean sheets this season, allowing just six goals in eight matches.
- New England has failed to score in four of its nine games this season.
- Vancouver's Eric Hassli scored his first goal in 17 MLS matches with last week's stoppage-time winner against San Jose. Before that, his most recent goal had been scored on Aug. 7, 2011.
- The top scorers from both of these teams hail from France. Both New England's Saër Sène and Vancouver's Sebastien Le Toux have found the back of the net three times this year.
- Vancouver has never defeated New England. The two teams drew when the Revolution visited Empire Field last season, and the Revolution eked out a 1-0 win on the return leg.