These two Eastern Conference teams clash in Foxborough, each hoping to distance itself from the pack.
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney; Cardenas, Joseph, Feilhaber, Nguyen; Moreno, Sene.
OUT: FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); MF Ryan Guy (R calf tightness); GK Tim Murray (L knee arthroscopy); MF Clyde Simms (L ankle tendonitis)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Sainey Nyassi (R hamstring strain); FW Alec Purdie (L adductor strain)
|Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Gehrig, Williams, Francis; Gaven, Tchani, George, Anor; Renteria, Meram.
OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); DF Chad Marshall (concussion); MF Kirk Urso (R adductor tendonitis); MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab); MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Shaun Francis (R ankle sprain); FW Aaron Schoenfeld (R plantar fascia rupture); DF Julius James (lower back strain); DF Carlos Mendes (R foot contusion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Columbus has taken seven of the last 10 decisions (with one draw) in this matchup between two of MLS’ founding franchises.
- New England has not recorded a home win against the Crew since Oct. 14, 2006.
- New England is 4-1-1 at Gillette Stadium this year, and will play four of its next five games at home.
- New England and Columbus are the only two teams in MLS with neutral goal differences.
- Goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum is the only Columbus player to have played every minute so far this season. He leads the league with 51 saves this year.