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