Revs visit Montreal for season finale


The Revolution (8-17-8, 32 points) will close out the 2012 season north of the border on Saturday, when they face the expansion Montreal Impact (12-15-6, 42 points) at Stade Saputo.

Saturday’s season finale kicks off at 2 p.m. and will be televised by Comcast Sports Net New England. The Sports Hub 98.5 will carry the radio broadcast.

Montreal claimed a 2-1 win over the Revolution at Stade Saputo on July 18, and earned a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12.


-- With Saturday’s season finale in Montreal, the Revolution will close out their season in Canada for the second straight year. Last year, the Revolution settled for a 2-2 draw at Toronto on Oct. 22, 2011.

-- The Revolution are still in search of their first win north of the border, going a combined 0-3-5 against Canadian competition (0-2-4 in Toronto, 0-0-1 in Vancouver and 0-1-0 at Montreal).

-- New England is also in search of its first road goal since a 2-1 loss at D.C. on Sept. 15.

-- Injured Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen is the only player on the roster with a goal against Montreal. Nguyen is out for Saturday’s contest after having shoulder surgery in September.

-- The Revolution have not beaten an expansion team on the road since 2009, when they beat Seattle 1-0 on Aug. 20 at Qwest Field (now CenturyLink Field).

-- Although goalkeeper Matt Reis started the Revolution’s previous two matches against Montreal, his understudy, Bobby Shuttleworth, is projected to get the start on Saturday.

-- Following Saturday’s finale, the Revolution will return to Foxborough for postseason training, which will continue through November.

INJURY REPORTS (as of Oct. 23):

Montreal Impact -- OUT: DF Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery); MF Felipe (sports hernia); FW Bernardo Corradi (L knee ACL tear)

N.E. Revolution -- OUT: DF Flo Lechner (R knee MCL sprain); MF Lee Nguyen (R shoulder surgery); FW Saer Sene (L knee ACL surgery); DOUBTFUL: DF Stephen McCarthy (concussive-like symptoms); QUESTIONABLE: MF Clyde Simms (R quad strain); PROBABLE: MF Ryan Guy (R foot contusion)