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Saturday comes: Revs-Sounders at 4:30

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on June 30, 2012 at 1:08 am with No Comments »
June 29, 2012 10:08 pm

Here are the basics:

SOUNDERS FC (7-5-4; 25 POINTS)
AT NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (5-7-3; 18 POINTS)
4:30 p.m., Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
TV:
KONG 6/16. RADIO: 97.3 FM.
CLUB LEADERS: For Seattle: G 5, David Estrada and Eddie Johnson; A 4 Fredy Montero; S 70, Montero; SOG 26, Montero; GAA 1.50, Andrew Weber. For New England: G 7, Saer Sene; A 3, Shalrie Joseph and Chris Tierney; S 36, Sene; SOG 21, Sene; GAA 1.33, Matt Reis.
HEAD TO HEAD: The series is even, 3-3. The Revs lead 2-1 at home. This is the only scheduled meeting this season.
NOTES: The Sounders will look to break a club-record seven-game MLS winless streak (0-4-3). The Revs are 2-2-3 over the same period. … Seattle has followed its 10-game road unbeaten streak with back-to-back road losses. New England is 4-1-2 at home, including a five-game unbeaten streak. … The Revs average 11,819 per home game, second-to-last (San Jose) in MLS. … This is Seattle’s third game of the week, following a league loss at Portland on Sunday and an Open Cup win at San Jose on Tuesday. The Revs’ last game was a 2-2 draw at Toronto one week ago. … This marks the midpoint of the Sounders’ 34-game regular season. … New England leads MLS with 93 shots on goal. … Joseph (adductor) is listed as probable for New England. He has three career goals against the Sounders, including two game-winners. Leo Gonzalez, Adam Johnasson, Steve Zakuani and Jeff Parke all are listed as questionable for Seattle. … Montero is out after receiving a red card Sunday in Portland. Osvaldo Alonso and Eddie Johnson are one caution away from yellow-card suspension. … The referee is Edvin Jurisevic.
QUOTABLE: “(Sene) has done well for them. He’s a big, strong target. They have a very flexible midfield in terms of Lee Nguyen and Benny Feilhaber and Shalrie and Clyde Simms. Kelyn Rowe, when he’s healthy, mixes in there. They seem to interchange an awful lot. … They’ve had a pretty consistent back four.” – Seattle coach Sigi Schmid on New England.
NEXT: The Sounders continue MLS play 7 p.m. Wednesday at Real Salt Lake.

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