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New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union | 2016 MLS Match Preview

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION
GILLETTE STADIUM | Foxborough, Massachusetts
August 13, 2016 | Week 23 | MLS Game #233
7:30 pm ET (MLS LIVE, CSN-NE, The Comcast Network)

It’s a massive match in the Eastern Conference playoff picture when the New England Revolution meet Philadelphia Union on Saturday evening at Gillette Stadium. The Revolution are sitting right on the red line, in a tie for sixth place in the East, suffering a second consecutive defeat last weekend in a 2-1 loss at Toronto FC. Union are five points further ahead in fifth place in the conference, now winless in their last four matches following a late 2-2 draw at D.C. United last Saturday evening.

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  • The Revolution suffered a second consecutive heavy defeat on the road, falling 4-1 to Toronto FC on Saturday evening at BMO Field.
  • Union had their current winless run extended to four games with a second draw in that span, D.C. United hitting for a late equalizer to leave the teams knotted at 2-2 on Saturday evening.
  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season in league play. C.J. Sapong scored a pair of goals and Sebastien Le Toux added one late for a 3-0 Union victory, March 20 at Talen Energy Stadium. The teams also met in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal, the Revolution winning in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes.
  • The win in the first meeting snapped a three-game Revolution winning streak in Chester. Union have come away with points on their last two visits to Gillette Stadium, over the last two seasons; the last Revolution home win in the series came Aug. 25, 2013, a 5-1 triumph.

REFEREE: Robert Sibiga. AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Brian Poeschel; 4th: Alan Kelly
MLS Career: 13 games; FC/gm: 22.2; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 4; pens: 2

SUSPENDED: NE: Gershon Koffie (yellow card accumulation; through Aug. 14)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: NE: London Woodberry… PHI: Raymon Gaddis
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NE: Scott Caldwell … PHI: Brian Carroll, Ken Tribbett
DISABLED LIST: NE: Xavier Kouassi
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (17 meetings): Revolution 5 wins, 24 goals … Union 8 wins, 27 goals … Ties 4
AT NEW ENGLAND (7 meetings): Revolution 2 wins, 10 goals … Union 3 wins, 10 goals … Ties 2

  • The teams are meeting for the second time this season in league play. C.J. Sapong scored a pair of goals and Sebastien Le Toux added one late for a 3-0 Union victory, March 20 at Talen Energy Stadium.
  • The win in the first meeting snapped a three-game Revolution winning streak in Chester. Union have come away with points on their last two visits to Gillette Stadium, over the last two seasons; the last Revolution home win in the series came Aug. 25, 2013, a 5-1 triumph.
  • The teams also met in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal, the Revolution winning in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes.
  • Coaches record: Jim Curtin vs. NE: P5 W2 L2 D1 … Jay Heaps vs. PHI: P13 W5 L6 D2

LAST MEETING (MLS)
3/20: PHI 3, NE 0 (Sapong 18, 33; Le Toux 93+)

  • The opener came in the 18th minute as C.J. Sapong rifled home a Fabinho cross, then Union and Sapong doubled their output in the 33rd minute, as Warren Creavalle found Sapong from the left-hand side of the area for a finish inside the far post.
  • The game took a turn in the 36th minute when New England right back Je-Vaughn Watson was sent off with a straight red card. Union won a penalty in first-half stoppage time as New England fullback Andrew Farrell made contact with Philadelphia’s Ilsinho, but goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth saved the penalty attempt.
  • Union were awarded a second penalty in the 78th minute, as Jose Goncalves fouled Sapong in the box, but Shuttleworth recorded his second penalty save, stopping Sebastien Le Toux’s attempt. Le Toux was able to find the back of the net and provide the final scoreline in stoppage time, turning home a low cross from Leo Fernandes.
  • PHILADELPHIA UNION (4-2-3-1): Andre Blake - Keegan Rosenberry, Ken Tribbett, Richard Marquez, Fabinho - Brian Carroll, Warren Creavalle - Ilsinho (Leo Fernandes 77), Roland Alberg (Sebastien Le Toux 58), Chris Pontius - C.J. Sapong (Fabian Herbers 90).
  • NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (4-2-3-1): Bobby Shuttleworth - Je-Vaughn Watson (ejected 36), Andrew Farrell, Jose Goncalves, Chris Tierney - Gershon Koffie, Scott Caldwell (Zachary Herivaux 86) - Kelyn Rowe, Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez (Juan Agudelo 63) - Teal Bunbury (Femi Hollinger-Janzen 75).

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Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

New England RevolutionPhiladelphia Union
23Games Played23
6Wins8
9Losses8
8Draws7
29Goals38
40Goals Conceded37
223Shots225
105Shots on Target111
300Fouls committed244
279Fouls suffered309
47Offside36
105Corners127

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
NE67820291.3
PHI37931381.7
01234+Avg
NE244101.4
PHI035312.2
01234+Avg
NE434101.2
PHI344001.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
NE57353401.7
PHI47831371.6
01234+Avg
NE451011
PHI424201.3
01234+Avg
NE122522.4
PHI054111.9
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