NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION vs COLUMBUS CREW SC
GILLETTE STADIUM, Foxborough, Mass.
April 11, 2015 (WEEK 6, MLS Game #48)
3 p.m. ET (CSN-NE, TWCSC-Ohio, MLS LIVE)
Foes in the MLS Cup Playoffs a season ago, the New England Revolution and Columbus Crew SC meet for the first time this season when the clubs face off Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution have won two games in a row off a three-game goalless start, their last match a 2-0 win at the Colorado Rapids last weekend. Crew SC started off their bicoastal road trip with a quality result, gaining a 2-2 draw at overall leader Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Wednesday evening.
- Lee Nguyen scored his first goal of the season, and Kelyn Rowe added an assist following a two-goal game the week before, as the Revolution won their second match on the trot in their 2-0 victory at the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. The Revs are 2-0-1 after dropping their opening two matches.
- During the regular season a year ago, Crew SC won two of the three meetings, including a 2-1 win July 26 at Gillette Stadium, their first victory there since 2011.
- But the Revolution won both legs of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series between the teams, a 4-2 victory in Columbus in the first leg, then a 3-1 triumph in Foxborough in the return match to win the series 7-3 on aggregate.
REFEREE: Silviu Petrescu. AR1 (bench): Claudio Badea; AR2 (opposite): Philippe Briere; 4th: Mathieu Bourdeau MLS Career: 92 games; FC/gm: 27.5; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 11; pens: 16
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (63 meetings): Revolution 21 wins (1 shootout), 80 goals … Crew 31 wins (1 shootout), 97 goals … Ties 11
AT NEW ENGLAND (32 meetings): Revolution 13 wins (0 shootout), 44 goals … Crew 14 wins (3 shootout), 39 goals … Ties 5
RETURN MATCH: 6/24: Columbus Crew SC vs. New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m. ET