Revs look to jump-start home stretch

Revs look to jump-start home stretch
May 7, 2013, 9:00 pm
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FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution play five of their next six games at home, beginning Wednesday night against Real Salt lake at Gillette Stadium.

The Revs enter the game having played to a scoreless draw last week in Portland. Before that, New England defeated the Philadelphia Union at home, 2-0.

They currently stand in seventh place (out of 10) in the Eastern Conference, with nine points and a 2-3-3 record. Real Salt Lake enters Wednesday night's game as the third-place team in the Western Conference, with 14 points and a 4-4-2 record.

But they'll be without their leading goal scorer, Alvaro Saborio (quadriceps tear), who scored twice while helping Real Salt Lake defeat the Revs 2-1 last year.

New England could see returns from defender Chris Tierney, who missed the last game because of a one-game suspension. And defender Andrew Farrell (knee) was upgraded to questionable after returning to practice this week.

The Revs will look to continue their defensive dominance on Wednesday night, and because of the upcoming stretch of home games, they realize just how valuable these next six games are.

"We play strong and we attack well at home, so I'm excited to see what we can do with this stretch of games," said Revolution defender Stephen McCarthy. "We have to get three points out of the game, but this stretch is going to be really big for putting together a run and trying to move up the table."

Following Wednesday's game, the Revs get right back to work on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium as they host the New York Red Bulls.