Revs to face D.C. United without Joseph


Revs to face D.C. United without Joseph

New England Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph has trained all week with his club, but he won't be available for Saturday's match against D.C. United at Gillette Stadium.

Joseph was told by Major League Soccer's Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday, that upon further review of his tackle on FC Dallas midfielder Ricardo Villar last Thurday, he would be suspended for one game.

The Revs fell to FC Dallas 1-0 and enter Saturday's match with a 2-3 record against a D.C. United team that has a 1-2-2 record.

Joseph is just one of two Revolution players who has played in every minute of New England's five regular-season games in 2012. The other player is goalkeeper Matt Reis.

With Joseph out, the Revolution will need Reis to be at the top of his game, even though D.C. United has been shut out in three of its first five games this season.

D.C. United has scored five goals on the year, and four of those came in a 4-1 win over FC Dallas two weeks ago. But last year's league MVP -- Dwayne De Rosario -- has yet to score in five games, after finishing last season with 16 goals and 12 assists.

--New England has listed Reis (knee), Kevin Alston (hamstring), and Clyde Simms (calf) as probable, while Benny Feilhaber (peroneal strain) is listed as questionable. Zak Boggs (ankle), Flo Lechner (metatarsal fracture), Sainey Nyassi (hamstring), and Jeremiah White (headache) have been ruled out.

Wright-Phillips scores 16th goal, Red Bulls beat Revs 1-0

Wright-Phillips scores 16th goal, Red Bulls beat Revs 1-0

HARRISON, N.J. - Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 16th goal of the season in the 55th minute and the New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 1-0 on Sunday.

Revs goalkeeper Brad Knighton saved Alex Muyl's shot and Wright-Phillips put back the deflection with a half-volley into the right corner. Wright-Phillips has 61 goals in 100 career MLS games.

The Red Bulls (11-9-7) extended their undefeated streak to nine games and moved into a third-place tie in the East with the Philadelphia Union. The Revolution (6-12-9) are winless in their last six.

Draw with Earthquakes extends Revolution's winless streak


Draw with Earthquakes extends Revolution's winless streak

SAN JOSE, Calif. - David Bingham had his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Earthquakes tied New England 0-0 on Wednesday night, extending the Revolution's winless streak to five games.

Bingham, who was tied for second in MLS soccer with 12 shutouts last season, had three saves - including a stop on Diego Fagundez's shot in the 86th minute.

The Revolution haven't scored since a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Aug. 9, a stretch of more than 270 minutes.

New England (6-11-8) had beaten San Jose three straight times.

San Jose (7-7-10) has just one loss in its last seven matches.