The Revs may no longer have a shot at the playoffs, but they can still help play spoiler to old foe New York.
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, Soares, McCarthy, Tierney; Rowe, Simms, Feilhaber, Nguyen; Sene, Bengtson.
OUT: FW Saer Sene (L knee ACL tear);
QUESTIONABLE: DF Chris Tierney (L hamstring strain)
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Gaudette; Lade, Holgersson, Pearce, Conde; McCarty, Tainio, Marquez, Lindpere; Cahill, Henry.
OUT: GK Ryan Meara (L hip surgery); DF Roy Miller (groin strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- These teams are meeting for the third time this season. Lee Nguyen and Jerry Bengtson scored in a 2-0 Revolution victory July 8 at Gillette Stadium, after New York’s Thierry Henry scored the only goal in the April 28 meeting at Red Bull Arena.
- New York has not won in New England since 2002. The Revolution have won 13 of 17 meetings in league and MLS Cup play since that last New York win. The Revolution haven’t won in New Jersey since 2007.
- New England became the second club to be eliminated from the playoff race with a 2-1 loss at D.C. United last weekend. The Revolution have gone three seasons without qualifying for postseason play, the longest stretch in club history.
- The New York tandem of Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper is the top-scoring double act in MLS season. Cooper has found the net 14 times this season, tied for the second-best total in MLS. Henry sits a goal behind him.
- While New England has struggled lately, winning just one of its last dozen matches, the Revs have had a more encouraging showing at home, going unbeaten in their last three games at Gillette Stadium.