The Goats have beaten the Revs five times in a row, and New England comes into this one without a win in eight matches.
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, Soares, McCarthy, Tierney; Rowe, Simms, Feilhaber, Guy; Sene, Bengtson.
OUT: MF Sainey Nyassi (R adductor strain); GK Bobby Shuttleworth (L knee sprain)
DOUBTFUL: MF Blair Gavin (L hamstring tightness)
PROBABLE: MF Lee Nguyen (L ankle sprain); FW Alec Purdie (L ankle sprain)
|Chivas USA (4-2-3-1): Kennedy; Riley, Valencia, Califf, Jazic; Minda, Joseph, Agudelo, LaBrocca, Bowen; Angel.
OUT: MF Peter Vagenas (R hamstring strain)
DOUBTFUL: MF Ryan Smith (R hamstring strain)
PROBABLE: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- This is the first meeting between these clubs since the New England Revolution dealt captain Shalrie Joseph to Chivas USA for Blair Gavin.
- Chivas USA has beaten New England in the last five meetings, dating back to 2009. Prior to the start of that streak, the Revs had beaten Chivas three times in a row.
- The Revolution are on an eight-game winless streak, one shy of the club record, and are in ninth in the Eastern Conference.
- The Goats, seventh in the West, haven't won in three. Most recently, Seattle Sounders FC trounced Chivas USA to the tune of a 6-2 scoreline in California. The six goals allowed set a club record.
- In that match, Tristan Bowen made his first start since returning from his loan in Belgium and notched his second assist in as many games.