Revs hope momentum travels


Revs hope momentum travels

The New England Revolution wish they could stay home for a few more games, but instead will have to try and carry their latest momentum boost onto the road.

Jay Heaps' squad picked up its first win of the season last Saturday, defeating the Portland Timbers 1-0 at Gillette Stadium.

Now, the Revs hit the road for two more games, before returning home on April 14 against D.C. United.

Until then, New England takes on the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center Saturday, followed by a match next Thursday in Dallas.

The bad thing for the Revs is that they're an awful road team, as they've won just two of their last 32 regular-season road games. The good thing is that both Los Angeles and Dallas have the same number of wins as them, which is one.

New England enters Saturday night's game against LA with a 1-2 record, while the Galaxy is 1-1. Like the Revolution, Dallas has played three games, but is 1-1-1.

One area the Revolution would like to improve in -- especially on the road -- is goal scoring. While the Revs have the same number of wins as the next two teams they'll play, they have only scored one goal in three matches. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has scored four goals in two games, and Dallas has scored four goals in three games.

New England's defense may have dodged a bullet, as defender Kevin Alston (nasal fracture) is listed as "probable" on the team's injury report, Friday. Alston was kicked in the face on Saturday against Portland, but it looks as if he'll play this Saturday against Los Angeles.

John Lozano (hip) is listed as "doubtful" and Zak Boggs (ankle), Benny Feilhaber (peroneal strain), and Sainey Nyassi (hamstring) have all been ruled out for Saturday.