FOXBOROUGH-- The New England Revolution are one of the hottest teams in the MLS. That's a fact, not an opinion.
Coming off a 5-0 win over the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday, the Revolution have now won their last three MLS matches heading into Saturday night's game with D.C. United at Gillette Stadium.
What's most impressive about New England's recent MLS win streak is that they've beaten two of the top teams in the league in LA and Houston, but they've also won all three of those games in shutout fashion, while scoring at least twice in each win.
Saturday night presents a game that the Revs should be able to handle, given all of their recent success. Because D.C. United enters the match as the MLS' worst team.
United has a league-worst five points and a 1-10-2 record, while having gone winless in their last 11.
Meanwhile, with their recent surge, the Revolution have climbed the Eastern Conference standings to the sixth spot (out of 10). New England enters Staurday's match with a 5-4-4 record, and stands only three points behind the team holding the last playoff spot in the East: Sporting Kansas City, who doesn't play another MLS match until June 22 against FC Dallas.
The Revs will for sure be without Clyde Simms and Jerry Bengtson on Saturday. Simms will miss his third straight game because of a right knee sprain, while Bengtson is currently playing for Honduras in international play.
New England could, however, see the return of forward Dimitry Imbongo on Saturday. He's missed the last two games because of suspension and injury, but he has been upgraded to questionable.