After spending the last three weekends on the road, the Burn returns to the Cotton Bowl to face the New England Revolution this Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The Revolution (2-5-3) are currently in fifth place in the East with nine points while the Burn (3-4-2) are in fourth in the West with 11 points. The first 5,000 fans at Saturday's match will receive a bottle buddy courtesy of Sierra Mist.
BURN/REVOLUTION SERIES NOTES
New England leads the all-time series vs. Dallas 12-7-1 ... the Burn's .375 winning percentage vs. the Revolution is their lowest winning percentage against any team in the league ... the Revs took two of three from the Burn last year, 2-1 and 4-1 in both matches in Dallas, while the Burn took a 2-1 victory at Gillette Stadium ... the Burn's win at New England on July 16 last year snapped a four-game losing skid to New England and a five-game winless streak ... New England is unbeaten in their last four trips to Dallas, posting a 3-0-1 record over that span ... forward Jason Kreis leads all Burn scorers vs. the Revs with six goals and seven assists for 19 points in 19 career matches ... Joe-Max Moore leads all New England scorers vs. Dallas with six goals and four assists.
BURN SURPASSES LAST YEAR'S ROAD POINT TOTAL
With their 2-0 victory at the MetroStars last Saturday, the Burn has already surpassed last year's total points earned on the road after just five road matches. The Burn is currently 2-2-1 in road matches this year for seven points. Last year's team finished with a road record of 1-11-3 for six points and did not register their lone road victory until July 16, a 2-1 victory over New England.
GIBBS OUT FOR NATIONAL TEAM DUTY
Burn defender Cory Gibbs, a key contributor in last week's 2-0 shutout over the MetroStars, will miss this weekend's match vs. New England. Gibbs was named to the US National Team roster for their World Cup qualifying match this Sunday vs. Grenada in Columbus. The second leg of qualifying is the following Sunday in Grenada, meaning that if Gibbs is named to the roster for that match as well, he will miss the June 19 match at Colorado.
THOMPSON, WAGENFUHR SEE A-LEAGUE ACTION OVER THE WEEKEND
Burn forward Jason Thompson, on loan to the Atlanta Silverbacks, saw action in both of Atlanta's victories this past weekend. Thompson played the final 15 minutes in a 4-3 victory over Portland on Friday night and the first 35 minutes in Sunday's 1-0 win over Rochester before suffering an ankle sprain. Wagenfuhr, on loan to the Milwaukee Wave United, played the final seven minutes in a 2-1 loss to Vancouver on Friday night.
BURN TOPS AUSTIN LIGHTNING 1-0
Defender Matt Behncke scored the lone goal as the Burn topped the Austin Lightning of the PDL today at the University of Texas @ Dallas. Behncke knocked in the game's only tally in the first half, converting an Oscar Pareja free kick that was sent into the box.
Burn Starters: Jeff Cassar, Milton Reyes, Matt Behncke, Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman, Eric Quill, Oscar Pareja, Jordan Stone, Ty Maurin, Toni Nhleko, Ramon Nunez
Tuesday, June 8: 10:00 a.m. – University of Texas @ Dallas
Wednesday, June 9: Off Day
Thursday, June 10: 10:00 a.m. – University of Texas @ Dallas
Friday, June 11: TBA
Saturday, June 12: 7:30 p.m. kickoff vs. New England – Cotton Bowl
Bobby Rhine, right knee MCL sprain