Revs face 'must-win' rematch against Red Bulls

Revs face 'must-win' rematch against Red Bulls
May 10, 2013, 7:15 pm
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FOXBORO -- The last time the New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls played each other, the Revs saw their worst defensive performance take place.

That was only three weeks ago, and the result was a 4-1 Red Bulls win in New York. Now, the Red Bulls come to Gillette Stadium, where they haven't won since 2002.

New York enters Saturday's match as the top team in the Eastern Conference, with 20 points and a 6-4-2 record. But the Red Bulls have also played three more games than the Revolution have.

New England enters the game as the East's seventh-place team, and are coming off a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake at home on Wednesday night.

After that loss, Revs goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth described exactly what Saturday's match with the East's top team means.

"For us, it's good to, we've got to try and take the positives from this, even though right now it's hard to do," said Shuttleworth. "We have a must-win game at home on Saturday to kind of keep pace in the rest of the conference."

Juan Agudelo, who was acquired by New England from Chivas USA on Tuesday, could be available to make his Revolution debut on Saturday, while Red Bulls leading scorer Thierry Henry may be unavailable because he does not want to play on Gillette Stadium's artificial surface.