Revs look to keep unbeaten streak alive

Revs look to keep unbeaten streak alive
June 14, 2013, 7:00 pm
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The New England Revolution begin a three-game road trip on Saturday night, with only two of those games counting in the MLS standings.

Saturday night's match in Vancouver against the Whitecaps will be one of those two MLS matches, as the Revolution try to extend their unbeaten streak to five games. New England hasn't lost an MLS match since May 8 against Real Salt Lake. Since then, the Revs are 3-0-2 in league play and have allowed only one goal during that stretch.

Entering Saturday's match in Vancouver, New England is riding a club-record 395-minute shutout streak. That streak continued last weekend against D.C. United, but its three-game winning streak did not, as the Revs played to a scoreless draw in that game.

They enter Saturday's match in Vancouver having won a Wednesday night Open Cup game against the New York Red Bulls, 4-2. Counting Open Cup play during their recent unbeaten stretch, the Revs are 5-0-2 in their last seven overall games, which include Open Cup wins against Rochester and New York.

Vancouver enters the match as the seventh-place team (out of nine) in the Western Conference with 16 points on a 4-5-4 record. The Whitecaps had their three-game unbeaten streak snapped last weekend, but still remain one of just three MLS teams unbeaten at home, with a 3-0-3 record at BC Place. But New England has yet to lose to Vancouver in their only three previous meetings since the Whitecaps entered the league as an expansion team in 2011.

The Revs enter as the sixth-place team (out of 10) in the Eastern Conference with 20 points on a 5-4-5 record. They'll be without midfielder Clyde Simms (knee sprain) for the fourth straight match. Meanwhile, Juan Toja is listed as questionable (back).