7:30 pm ET (WB-56)
The top two teams in the Eastern Conference face off in the first weekend of a home-and-home series, with both clubs hit by numerous absences to national team duty this time around. The New England Revolution are still undefeated on the campaign, but have gained only draws in their last two matches - needing late heroics two weeks ago then struggling to break down a Colorado defense in last week's scoreless draw. The Kansas City Wizards, also struggling to score goals lately, are on the back end of a coast-to-coast road trip, playing to a draw themselves at midweek against Chivas USA on the West Coast.
REFEREE: Alex Prus. SAR (bench): Rob Fereday; JAR (opposite): Steven Taylor; 4th: Erich Simmons
MLS Career: 86 games; FC/gm: 30.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 18; pens: 31
Games involving Revolution: P21 W8 L12 T1; FC/gm: 31.8; Y/gm: 3.7; R: 8; pens: 5
Games involving Wizards: P19 W8 L5 T6; FC/gm: 29.5; Y/gm: 2.6; R: 2; pens: 6
INJURY REPORT: NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION - OUT: GK Kyle Singer (R shoulder sprain); DOUBTFUL: MF Shalrie Joseph (broken nose); PROBABLE: DF Joe Franchino (R quadriceps strain);: MF James Riley (L hamstring strain): MF Cassio (R turf toe): MF Felix Brillant (L ankle bone bruise); DF Marshall Leonard (osteitis pubis) ... KANSAS CITY WIZARDS - OUT: MF Diego Walsh (athletic pubalgia)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: NE: Steve Ralston, Pat Noonan, Clint Dempsey (USA; June 4 v Costa Rica); Avery John (Trinidad & Tobago; June 4 v Panama) ... KC: Josh Wolff, Kerry Zavagnin (USA; June 4 v Costa Rica)
YELLOW PERIL: NE: DF Avery John (10 CP in 2 gms) ... KC: FW Davy Arnaud (18 CP)
ALL-TIME (21 meetings): Revolution 7 wins (1 shootout), 27 goals ... Wizards 12 wins (1 shootout), 36 goals ... 2 draws
AT FOXBOROUGH (11 meetings): Revolution 4 wins (1 shootout), 16 goals ... Wizards 6 wins (0 shootout), 21 goals ... 1 draw
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
The New England Revolution remained unbeaten on the season but for the second successive weekend failed to come away with the full three points, playing to a scoreless draw against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution still have the league's best record, but now share the top spot with FC Dallas, both on 21 points, though the Revs have played nine games (one fewer).
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS
The Kansas City Wizards extended their unbeaten run to three matches, scoring one goal again as they had done in the previous two victories, this time in a 1-1 draw with Chivas USA on Wednesday night at The Home Depot Center. The Wizards moved into a tie for second place in the Eastern Conference along with the Chicago Fire with 16 points from 10 matches, five points behind the pace-setting New England Revolution.