KANSAS CITY, Mo.
7:30 pm CT (HDNet; FSN-NE)
Both teams have the opportunity to rebound quickly from disappointing losses in this week's midweek special. The Kansas City Wizards have yet to get a point - or score - away from home after their loss to the MetroStars on Sunday, with this match having even more importance as a five-match road swing looms. The New England Revolution were the only Eastern Conference side to go down to defeat last weekend, falling 1-0 to D.C. United to lose contact with the rest of the East, also potentially suffering a more long-term loss with the injury to striker Taylor Twellman.
REFEREE: Ramon Hernandez. SAR (bench): Emiliano Monje; JAR (opposite): Bill Dittmar; 4th: Roni Canales
MLS Career: 2 games; FC/gm: 24.0; Y/gm: 4.0; R: 0; pens: 0
Games involving Wizards: first game
Games involving Revolution: first game
INJURY REPORT: KANSAS CITY WIZARDS - OUT: MD Preki (L fractured fibula/L dislocated ankle); FW Igor Simutenkov (L torn Achilles tendon) ... NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION - OUT: DF Carlos Llamosa (L knee sprain); FW Joe-Max Moore (R knee sprain); DF Rusty Pierce (R quadriceps contusion); DOUBTFUL: FW Taylor Twellman (R hamstring); DF Brian Kamler (L hamstring strain)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
YELLOW PERIL: none
ALL-TIME (18 meetings): Wizards 10 wins (1 shootout), 29 goals ... Revolution 6 wins (1 shootout), 22 goals ... 2 draws
AT ARROWHEAD STADIUM: Wizards 6 wins (1 shootout), 13 goals ... Revolution 2 wins, 8 goals ... 1 draws
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS
The Kansas City Wizards once again failed to come away with anything on the road on Sunday evening, falling 1-0 to the MetroStars for their third loss in three games on their travels. Still, with all those around them also losing at the weekend, the Wizards are still in third place in the Western Conference with 11 points from eight matches, now seven points behind the West-leading Los Angeles Galaxy.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
The New England Revolution were the only Eastern Conference team not to come away with three points at the weekend, losing 1-0 at home to D.C. United on Saturday night. The Revolution now have just six points from eight matches, five points behind the Columbus Crew for fourth place, and seven points behind East leaders Chicago Fire and MetroStars.