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  • May 24, 2014
  • • 7:30 PM
  • • Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • Referee: J. Guzmán
  • • Attendance: 13589

MLS Preview: New England Revolution - D.C. United

The red-hot Revolution welcome a surging United team as the top two clubs in the Eastern Conference meet at Gillette Stadium.

After rallying from slow starts to 2014, the New England Revolution and D.C. United meet with first place in the Eastern Conference on the line.

While United (5-3-3) has lost just one of its past nine matches, the Revolution (6-3-2) have outscored their opponents 14-4 through a four-game winning streak going into Saturday's meeting at Gillette Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET, MLS Live).

The Revolution for the third-straight match are playing a team coming off a midweek game, after United defeated the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Wednesday. Although forwards Chris Rolfe and Fabian Espindola combined on a pair of goals while partnering together for the first time, Rolfe figures to slide back to the left flank as striker Eddie Johnson returns from suspension.

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United right back Sean Franklin could regain his starting role after sitting out four matches with a foot injury, with coach Ben Olsen likely looking to rotate his squad on short rest.

"Every week some guys are in and some guys are out, but the product keeps getting, I think, better," United captain Bobby Boswell said. "We're still growing and we're still learning and we are learning each other's tendencies. We've got a deep team, and I've been saying that all the time. It's times like this where you get tested."

United will look to slow down a Revolution attack that has scored five goals in back-to-back matches, with Lee Nguyen running the show in midfield, Diego Fagundez and Teal Bunbury producing from the flanks, and rookie Patrick Mullins on a three-game scoring streak up top.

The Revolution could see Jose Goncalves (quad) back in the fold after the center back returned to training this week, though fullback Kevin Alston (hamstring) remains out.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

New England

DC United


Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

New England Revolution NER
New England Revolution New England
DC United DCU
DC United DC United

Top 3 Predictions

New England Revolution NER
2 - 2
DC United DCU
New England Revolution NER
1 - 1
DC United DCU
New England Revolution NER
2 - 1
DC United DCU