Revs look to keep momentum vs. lowly D.C.

On Saturday, the Revolution (5-4-4, 20 points) will look to bookend their week -- which began with Sunday's emphatic 5-0 win over the Galaxy -- with another victory when they host the basement-dwelling D.C. United (1-10-2, 5 points) at Gillette Stadium.

The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET, and will be televised regionally on Comcast SportsNet New England. 98.5 The Sports Hub will provide a radio broadcast to local listeners.

Saturday's game is the first of three games the longtime conference rivals will play during the regular season. On July 27, the Revolution will travel to Washington before the series with D.C. wraps up on Sept. 21 at Gillette Stadium.

Last year, D.C. swept the season series by going 3-0-0 against the Revolution.


* Revolution forward Jerry Bengtson will be unavailable for Saturday's match after being called up by the Honduras National Team for World Cup Qualifying. Honduras faces Costa Rica on Friday in San Jose, Costa Rica; then heads home to host Jamaica in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on Tuesday.

* Diego Fagundez will aim to extend his scoring run when he steps onto the field at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. He has scored in his last four games, and a strike against D.C. would mark the longest Revolution goal-scoring run since Clint Dempsey scored in five straight between April 7 and May 9, 2005.

* Saturday's match concludes the Revolution's current three-game homestand, and it'll be nearly a month before the hosts their next home game -- July 6 clash with the San Jose Earthquakes.

* Despite starting only eight games this season, Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe earned a share of the league lead in assists (5) with Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi after adding two more to his total in Sunday's win over the Galaxy. Incidentally, Rowe has already matched his assist total from last season.

* They said it: "We are going to prepare for D.C. the same way we did for LA: the same intensity, the same detail, like I said it is another chance to take three (points). It is another stepping-stone going towards making the playoffs. We're aware of how desperate D.C. is going to be and we will be prepared for that." -- Revolution defender Chris Tierney following Sunday's shocking 5-0 win over the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy.