Thursday, May 24, 2012
Revs face DC United at RFK on Saturday
After back-to-back home games, the Revolution (4-6-1, 13 points) return to the road on Saturday to face a surging D.C. United (7-4-3, 24 points) squad for the second time this season at RFK Stadium.
The game is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised regionally on Comcast SportsNet New England. The Sports Hub 98.5 will provide a radio broadcast to local listeners.
On Apr. 14, D.C. handed the Revolution a 2-1 defeat at Gillette Stadium after United strikers Maicon Santos (19') and Chris Pontius (82') responded to a 6th-minute tally from Revolution striker Jose Moreno.
REVS NOTES: • Saturday's conference clash will be the second of three games the Revolution and United play during the regular season. The teams will meet again on Sept. 15 at RFK Stadium.
• The Revolution have been undefeated in their last three games (2-0-1) at RFK Stadium. The last time that the United got the best of the Revolution was a 2-1 win back on Oct. 16, 2008.
• The return of former D.C. United/current Revolution center half Clyde Simms to the Nation's capital is up in the air after he missed last week's game due to ankle tendinitis. Simms, who spent seven years in D.C. (2005-2011), is listed as "out" on the Revolution's May 22 injury report.
• Meanwhile, another former D.C. United player -- Revolution forward Blake Brettschneider -- is projected to start against the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft. In five games with the Revs in 2012, the second-year veteran has one goal to his credit.
• The Revolution will play their third-round U.S. Open Cup match against the Harrisburg City Islanders at Skyline Sports Complex on May 29 in Harrisburg, Pa.
• Former Revolution midfielder/forward Kenny Mansally saw action with the D.C. United reserves on Sunday against the Revolution reserves. Mansally, who was listed as a "guest player" for the United reserves, went the full 90 in Sunday's 0-0 draw.
• The Revolution Youth Academy teams went a combined 0-1-1 against FC Greater Boston on May 19 at Harvard University's Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium. The Revs' U-16s earned a 2-2 draw against the Greater Boston U-16s, while the Revs' U-18s fell 1-0 to the Greater Boston U-18s.
INJURY REPORTS (as of May 22): D.C. UNITED -- OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); DF Robbie Russell (L hamstring strain); MF Danny Cruz (R hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Pontius (gluteus minimus strain); MF Nick DeLeon (L hamstring strain); GK Joe Willis (eye contusion); PROBABLE: DF Emiliano Dudar (L hamstring strain); FW Maicon Santos (L calf strain); MF Marcelo Saragosa (R soleus strain)