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).
TORONTO - Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late and Toronto FC overcame a tight schedule turnaround to beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Friday night.
Toronto was coming off a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Montreal in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final. The Revs had been off since a 2-1 home loss to Chicago on Saturday.
Moor's 11th-minute goal looked to be enough, with Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono preserving the win with a save on Teal Bunbury's header in the 88th minute. But Giovinco added an insurance goal deep into stoppage time, bringing down a high ball before beating a defender and banging a left-footed shot home for his 50th goal in MLS regular-season and playoff action.
MLS leading Toronto (10-2-5) has won seven straight at home. New England (5-7-5) is 0-6-3 on the road.
Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac scored and the Chicago Fire handed the New England Revolution their first home loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night.
Nikolic scored his MLS-leading 13th goal in the 18th minute, beating an offside trap and, after having his initial shot blocked by goalie Cody Cropper, firing in the rebound.
Three quick passes found Solignac in front of the goal as he finished from close range in the 61st for his fourth goal.
New England scored in the 70th when Juan Agudelo kept the ball alive with a header off a cross with Antonio Mlinar Delamea then heading in the ball for his first MLS goal.
New England, which outshot Chicago 24-8, spent the remaining minutes on the attack but failed to get the equalizer despite several frantic moments in front of Chicago's net.
New England (5-6-5) had five wins and two draws at home before the loss. Chicago (9-3-4) is unbeaten in eight matches.