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[25th-Apr-15] Match Preview: New England - Salt Lake
New England defender Darrius Barnes will be out for the game against Real Salt Lake while Jose Goncalves and midfielder Daigo Kobayashi are game-time decisions. For Real, forward Joao Plata and defender Chris Schuler are both out while trio Sebastian Jamie, Boyd Okwuonu, and Javier Morales are questionable.

Background

Real Salt Lake will look to vault themselves into the playoff spaces as they have a game in hand over the 4 teams immediately around them in the Western Conference, sitting on 9 points alongside San Jose, Houston, Portland, and Kansas City. New England sit on 11 points with Eastern Conference leaders New York Red Bulls and DC United in 2nd, but they have a game in pocket to United and 2 to NYRB.

Head-To-Head

The Revolution are unbeaten in their last 5 games, scoring 11 points in the process since their opening day loss to Seattle. The goal conceded against Philadelphia was the Revs' first conceded in 250 minutes of football, the 5th longest streak in MLS history.
Real Salt Lake have a 7 game unbeaten streak against the Revs and New England haven't beat Salt Lake since 2009. Salt Lake has also won 4 of the last 5 outings against New England, including 4 of the 8 games all time played at Gillette Stadium.
Prediction: I think New England continue to struggle here as Real are the slightly better side.
Revs 0-1 Salt Lake
3 comments
RSL fell completely apart in the 2nd half.
3 years ago·Reply
Didn't see New England beating them by as bad as they did. RSL had a horrid second half.
3 years ago·Reply
@GermanBumbleBee They looks clueless and careless in that 2nd half. Really poor showing.
3 years ago·Reply
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