Shots on Goal

Posted: July 30, 2010

Upcoming Game

New England (4-9-2) at Union (4-8-2)

When: Tomorrow, 3:30 p.m.

Where: PPL Park, Chester

TV: 6ABC

On the web: Streaming webcast on MLSSoccer.com

For kicks: A win will put the Union back in contention for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The only competition the team has had since last week's clash with Eurogiant Manchester United is a scrimmage against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Tuesday that resulted in a 1-1 tie . . . Don't let the Revolution record fool you. With its potent attack, New England enters PPL with a four-game winning streak (all shutouts, the last three in SuperLiga play) led by forward Marko Perovic, who has scored three goals in the Revs' last four games. Backup goalkeeper Matt Reis accounted for three of the four clean sheets. They got the ball rolling with a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy, currently tops in MLS.

Injury report

Out for the Union: Shea Salinas, MF (left fibula fracture)

Questionable: Roger Torres, MF (right ankle sprain)

Probable: Kyle Nakazawa, MF, (right knee sprain); Alejandro Moreno, FW (right knee contusion)

Out for New England: Preston Burpo, GK (right leg surgery); Edgaras Jankauskas, FW (left adductor strain); Taylor Twellman, FW (concussion)

Doubtful: Zak Boggs, FW (concussion)

Questionable: Nico Colaluca, MF (right ankle sprain); Cory Gibbs, DF (left quad strain); Jason Griffiths, MF (lef hamstring strain)

Probable: Chris Tierney, DF (rib contusion)

Trivia time

As of 2005, who is the only player to score in consecutive MLS championship games?

A. Jaime Moreno

B. Tony Sanneh

C. Marco Etcheverry

D. John Harkes

By Jamie Clary, author of the "First American Soccer Trivia Book," available at: www.soccerprofessor.com

Send search engine-free answer to: gabrielk@phillynews.com

First to respond with the correct answer will win a free copy of Clary's book.

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