7:30 pm CT (FSN-NE)
A pair of clubs still searching for their identity come together in Dallas. The Dallas Burn got off to a hot start – then went on a four-match losing streak before going to the Meadowlands last weekend and coming away with a 2-0 victory against the MetroStars that pulled Dallas out of last place in the West. The New England Revolution have battled injuries all season long and came away with a big win on the road last midweek – before losing to the Columbus Crew on the weekend when they saw a penalty saved in stoppage time, leaving the Revs in last place in the East.
REFEREE: Alex Prus. SAR (bench): Chip Reed; JAR (opposite): Paul Scott; 4th: Adam Garner
MLS Career: 73 games; FC/gm: 30.9; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 12; pens: 26
Games involving Burn: P12 W5 L5 T2; FC/gm: 31.4; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 2; pens: 3
Games involving Revolution: P18 W6 L11 T1; FC/gm: 32.1; Y/gm: 3.7; R: 4; pens: 5
INJURY REPORT: DALLAS BURN – OUT: FW Bobby Rhine (R knee MCL sprain) ... NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION – OUT: DF Carlos Llamosa (L knee sprain); FW Joe-Max Moore (R knee sprain); DF Rusty Pierce (R quadriceps contusion); QUESTIONABLE: FW Taylor Twellman (R hamstring strain); PROBABLE: DF Brian Kamler (L hamstring strain)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: DAL: Cory Gibbs (USA, June 13 v Grenada) ... NE: Shalrie Joseph (Grenada; June 13 v USA)
YELLOW PERIL: NE: Jay Heaps (9 CP in 2 gms); Avery John (10 CP in 2 gms)
ALL-TIME (20 meetings): Burn 7 wins (1 shootout), 27 goals ... Revolution 12 wins (1 shootout), 38 goals ... 1 draw
AT DALLAS: Burn 2 wins, 10 goals ... Revolution 7 wins, 18 goals ... 1 draw
The Dallas Burn ended their four-match losing streak in style, putting an end to the MetroStars unbeaten run with a 2-0 victory at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. The Burn leapfrogged the Colorado Rapids into fourth place in the Western Conference with 11 points from nine matches, still seven points adrift of the leading Los Angeles Galaxy but just a point behind the San Jose Earthquakes.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
Another bid for late heroics fell short for the New England Revolution at the weekend, Jose Cancela's second penalty kick of the game saved in stoppage time as the Columbus Crew won for the fourth consecutive match, 2-1 at Gillette Stadium. With the defeat, the Revs remained in last place in the Eastern Conference with nine points from 10 matches, now behind D.C. United by three points.