Two former players, both long-serving heroes of the clubs they now manage, will attempt to guide their teams into early playoff challenges.
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Lechner, McCarthy, Soares, Tierny; White, Nguyen, Simms, Rowe; Sene, Guy.
OUT: FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); MF Sainey Nyassi (R hamstring strain)
DOUBTFUL: DF Kevin Alston (L hamstring tightness); MF Benny Feilhaber (L peroneal strain)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Matt Reis (L knee swelling); MF Clyde Simms (R calf tightness)
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Willis; Russell, Jakovic, Dudar, Wollard; Kitchen, Cruz, DeLeon, De Rosario; Wolff, Santos.
OUT: DF Ethan White (R knee surgery); MF Lance Rozeboom (L ACL tear)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Bill Hamid (L ankle sprain / bone bruising); MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy)
PROBABLE: FW Josh Wolff (L groin strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- New England midfielder and captain Shalrie Joseph will be suspended for this match.
- New England has won the last six meetings (five in MLS, one in the U.S. Open Cup) between these two teams. D.C. has not defeated the Revs in a competitive game since October 16, 2008.
- D.C. has allowed only one goal in its last three matches.
- In Portland's 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake last week, Darlington Nagbe notched his first multi-goal game in MLS and Eric Alexander registered his first multi-assist performance.
- Dwayne De Rosario, last year's Golden Boot winner, has failed to score so far this season, despite leading his team in shots.