New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo
GILLETTE STADIUM, Foxborough, Mass.
August 15, 2015 (MLS Game #237)
7:30 pm ET (MLS Live)
MLS Cup foes in back-to-back seasons once again separated into different conference, the New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo renew acquaintances when the clubs face off Saturday evening at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution return to action after a weekend off, now riding a three-game undefeated streak following a 3-1 home win against Toronto FC two weeks ago. The Dynamo have also put together three games on the trot without loss, coming off a 2-1 home win against the San Jose Earthquakes at BBVA Compass Stadium last Saturday evening.
- The Revolution return to action after extending their undefeated streak to three matches last time out, Charlie Davies scoring two goals in a game for the third multiple-goal game of his MLS career in a 3-1 victory against Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium.
- Alex scored his second goal in his last six matches after his return from injury, as the Houston Dynamo extended their undefeated streak to three matches in a 2-1 win against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium.
- The teams met three times a season ago, the Dynamo winning the first before the Revolution won the next two, once at each ground. The Revolution won the only meeting at Gillette Stadium, a 2-0 victory on April 12 that was their first in Foxborough against the Dynamo since 2010.
- The Revolution have a winning record all-time in Houston, with six victories and a draw in 10 league matches there, including a 2-1 win in the final meeting at BBVA Compass Stadium last Oct. 16.
REFEREE: Jose Carlos Rivero
MLS Career: 51 games; FC/gm: 26.7; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 12; pens: 25
AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Mark Cahen; 4th: Robert Sibiga
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: NE: Jose Goncalves, Lee Nguyen, London Woodberry … HOU: Ricardo Clark, Kofi Sarkodie, Jermaine Taylor, Raul Rodriguez
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NE: Juan Agudelo, Teal Bunbury, Jermaine Jones, Scott Caldwell, Chris Tierney … HOU: Giles Barnes, Tyler Deric, Sheanon Williams
DISABLED LIST: NE: Darrius Barnes
ALL-TIME (20 meetings): Revolution 9 wins, 26 goals … Dynamo 5 wins, 22 goals … Ties 6
AT NEW ENGLAND (10 meetings): Revolution 3 wins, 15 goals … Dynamo 2 wins, 12 goals … Ties 5
Despite goal shortage, Giles Barnes contributing in other ways for Houston Dynamo
Houston Dynamo looking to get fullbacks more involved in attack: "It gives you an extra dimension"
New England Revolution right back rotation creating "competitive environment" on backline
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