Revs hope Mother Nature is kind vs. Dallas

Revs hope Mother Nature is kind vs. Dallas
March 29, 2013, 7:15 pm
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FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution are hoping for a much less windy evening at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, as they host FC Dallas in their second home game of the regular season.

The Revs battled to a scoreless draw last weekend in their home opener against Sporting KC. Afterwards, many pointed towards the wind as being a reason for minimal scoring opportunities.

That, and the team's biggest offensive threat -- Jerry Bengtson -- was missing, as he was playing for his Honduras National team.

Bengtson has since returned to the team's training, and will be available for selection on Saturday.

Needless to say, Revolution coach Jay Heaps is looking for a whole lot more offensive pressure against FC Dallas.

“Unfortunately, the home game, I don’t think, allowed us to do too much," said Heaps. "But you still have to find a way to put a team under pressure. I think when we possess it a little bit more and we find the right passes in the right channels and the right penetration, we’ll be a little bit better. Last game we just didn’t have enough of that.”

Matt Reis (L knee irritation), Kelyn Rowe (R hamstring tightness/L knee irritation) and Juan Toja (L knee irritation) are all questionable for the match against the Western Conference's top club.