7:30 pm ET (WB)
A welcome sight in the return of Taylor Twellman to the New England Revolution lineup at midweek brought a welcome victory - just their second in seven matches. But after being sent off late, Twellman won't be around for the trip to face the Columbus Crew in Ohio, where the hosts come in with just one victory in their last five games after a four-game winning run.
REFEREE: Abbey Okulaja. SAR (bench): Chip Reed; JAR (opposite): Jorge de la Bandera; 4th: Mikael Lundqvist
MLS Career: 17 games; FC/gm: 32.5; Y/gm: 3.9; R: 2; pens: 7
Games involving Crew: P3 W2 L1 T0; FC/gm: 38.7; Y/gm: 6.3; R: 1; pens: 3
Games involving Revolution: P2 W1 L0 T1; FC/gm: 30.5; Y/gm: 4.0; R: 0; pens: 0
COLUMBUS CREW - OUT: GK Matt Jordan (L ankle sprain)
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION - OUT: DF Carlos Llamosa (L knee sprain); FW Joe-Max Moore (R knee sprain); DF Rusty Pierce (R quadriceps contusion); DOUBTFUL: GK Kyle Singer (R shoulder sprain); GK Adin Brown (concussion); PROBABLE: MD Shalrie Joseph (L hip flexor/quadriceps); MD Jose Cancela (R hip strain)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
SUSPENDED: NE: Taylor Twellman (through July 17)
YELLOW PERIL: CLB: Eric Denton (17 CP) ... NE: Marshall Leonard (18 CP)
ALL-TIME (32 meetings): Crew 20 wins (4 shootout), 52 goals ... Revolution 9 wins (1 shootout), 36 goals ... 3 draws
IN COLUMBUS (16 meetings): Crew 11 wins (1 shootout), 34 goals ... Revolution 3 wins (1 shootout), 17 goals ... 2 draws
The Columbus Crew played to a scoreless draw with the Dallas Burn for the second time this season, this time going to Texas to settle for a share of the points. Still, the Crew remained in third place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points from 14 matches, just three points out of first place (held by the MetroStars) and just a point behind D.C. United.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
The New England Revolution got Taylor Twellman back and pulled themselves right back into the heart of the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 come-from-behind victory against the Chicago Fire on Wednesday in Foxborough in the return match of their home-and-home series. The Revs are now on 16 points from 16 matches, just two behind the Fire for fourth place and now just six out of first place.