Real Salt Lake at New England game notes

Here are the highlights from the official MLS Game Notes listed on the MLS website for this Saturday’s Real Salt Lake at New England Revolution match.

Saturday, at Gillette Stadium, 5:30 p.m. (MDT

INJURY REPORTS

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION – OUT: Matt Reis (R adductor strain); DOUBTFUL: DF Franco Coria (Lhamstring strain); MF Ousmane Dabo (R quadriceps strain); MF Marko Perovic (Lhamstring strain); MF Andrew Sousa (R quadriceps strain).
REALSALTLAKE – PROBABLE: DF Tony Beltran (Lhamstring tendonitis); GK Nick Rimando (R ankle bone spur); DF Robbie Russell (R calf contusion); DF Chris Schuler (R ankle sprain); DF Chris Wingert (Lankle sprain).

INTERNATIONAL DUTY

SUSPENDED: NE: A.J. Soares (through April 10)
WARNINGS: (suspended next yellow card): none

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

ALL-TIME (12 meetings):
Real 5 wins, 23 goals …
Revolution 4 wins, 15 goals … Ties 3

AT NEW ENGLAND (6 meetings):
Revolution 2 wins, 11 goals …
Real 2 wins, 9 goals … Ties 2

LAST YEAR (MLS):
7/2: RSL5, NE 0 (Espindola 27; Olave 45; Saborio 52, 57; Findley 85)
10/2: NE 1, RSL2 (Nyassi 82 – Borchers 68; Saborio 84)

BACK TO LEAGUE COMPETITION

Real Salt Lake arrives in New England directly from Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League Semifinal in Costa Rica, where Jason Kreis’ team – the first-ever MLS team to win its CCL group (and only the 3rd non-Mexican side to do so) – achieved another MLS first by advancing to the two-leg Continental Final against Mexican standout Monterrey with its ouster of Central American power Deportivo
Saprissa on a 3-2 aggregate scoreline.

Back on March 26, RSL extended its undefeated MLS run to 16 regular season games with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy in its MLS home opener … MF Javier Morales provided two goals after assisting on Andy Williams 2nd-minute strike … FW Paulo Jr. rounded out the scoring with team’s 4th goal in the 68th minute.

One week earlier, RSL opened its seventh MLS campaign with a gritty 1-0 win on the road at San Jose, MF Kyle Beckerman scoring in the 64th minute and GK Nick Rimando – the reigning MLS Player of the Month – tallying 10 saves for his 75th career clean sheet …

Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash between RSL and the Revolution kicks off at 5:30 p.m. MT and will air live statewide in full HD on KUTV 2 and also on RSL’s official radio partners – ESPN 700 Sports Radio and ESPN Deportes 1600 AM / Homero 106.1 FM.

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