After losing their first two games of the 2012 season, the New England Revolution used a huge 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy last weekend to get back to .500, and moving them up to fifth place (out of 10) in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Revs lost their first two games -- in San Jose and Kansas City -- but then followed that up by defeating the Portland Timbers at home and the Galaxy in LA, marking their first back-to-back wins since 2010.
New England remains on the road for a match against FC Dallas on Thursday night. And FC Dallas is a team that's looking for its firs win since their season opener. Dallas enters Thursday's match with a 1-2-1 record and is the seventh-place team (out of nine) in the Western Conference.
Dallas will be without Jair Benitez and Daniel Hernandez, who are both suspended for Thursday night's game. Dallas will also be without 2010 league MVP David Ferreira, who is out for 6-8 weeks after having foot surgery.
The Revolution will be without defender Kevin Alston (hamstring), Benny Feilhaber (peroneal strain), John Lozano (hip flexor), Zak Boggs (ankle) and Sainey Nyassi (hamstring).
Following their match with Dallas, the Revs return home on April 14 to host D.C. United.