The New England Revolution have been at their best when they're at Gillette Stadium, and they'll look to put together a two-game winning streak on Saturday night at home against the Houston Dynamo.
The Revs are coming off a 4-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC last Saturday at Gillette Stadium. It marked New England's third home win of the season. Entering Saturday's match with the Dynamo, the Revolution are 3-1 in their own building.
Both New England and Houston enter the match tied for fifth place in the Eastern Conference (out of 10), with 12 points.
Jay Heaps' squad is looking for their third-straight win at home, and their fifth of the season, but they'll have to do it without midfielder Clyde Simms, who will miss Saturday's match with left ankle tendonitis, after having started in all 10 of the Revolution's games this season.
Also listed as "out" on the Revs' injury report is Sainey Nyassi (hamstring), Jeremiah White (concussion), Flo Lechner (metatarsal fracture), and Zak Boggs (ankle).
Juan Agudelo scored two goals to lead the Revolution to a 5-2 victory over Minnesota United in New England's home opener before 11,571 Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
Agudelo scored in the fourth and 41st minutes as the Revs - held to one goal in their first two games - picked up their first points of the season after opening with losses in Colorado and Dallas.
New England's original home opener, two weeks ago against Orlando, was postponed by cold weather.
After Collen Warner's goal in the 15th minute tied it for expansion Minnesota, Kei Kamara (21st minute) and Lee Nguyen (penalty kick in the 32nd) made it 3-1 before Agudelo completed a four-goal outburst in the first half with his second goal of the game.
Nguyen's tally moved him into a tie with Steve Ralston for second place on the Revs career goals list with his 42nd. They trail Taylor Twellman (101).
Chris Tierney, playing in his 200th MLS game, all with the Revs, capped the scoring with a penalty-kick goal in the 52nd minute.
The Revs next play Sunday, April 2 on the road against the Portland Timbers.
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