Revolution at Union

Posted: July 29, 2012

What: New England Revolution (6-9-5, 23 points) at Union (6-10-2, 20 points)

Where: PPL Park, Chester

When: Sunday, 7 p.m.

TV: NBC Sports Network. Radio: WIP-AM (610).

Coaches: New England - Jay Heaps (6-9-5), Union - John Hackworth (4-3).

Goals for: New England, 25; Union, 20.

Goals against: New England, 25; Union, 21.

Revolution on the road: 1-7-2.

Union at home: 4-4-1.

Last game: New England played to a scoreless draw on July 21 at Kansas City; The Union fell 2-0 at Red Bull Arena against the New York Red Bulls on July 21.

About the Revolution: This is the third of a three-game road trip for the Revs, who are 1-0-1, having beaten the Montreal Impact, 2-1, in addition to the tie with Sporting Kansas City. Forward Saer Sene leads the Revolution with eight goals. Defender Kevin Alston has appeared in 99 career games, all of them as a starter, including 18 this season. Keeper Matt Reis has recorded four of the team's five shutouts.

About the Union: The loss to New York snapped a three-game win streak. The Union have won three consecutive MLS games at PPL Park. Forward Freddy Adu, who missed the last game due to what the team termed "an internal matter," should be ready to go. "He has looked great and very focused," Hackworth said during his news conference on Friday. "He is doing everything he can to be ready for the game and it will be good to have him back." . . . Before the loss to New York, the Union had scored 12 goals in their previous five MLS games. Lionard Pajoy and Gabriel Gomez have a team-high five goals apiece.

Did you know? New England is winless (0-2-2) all-time against the Union.

- Marc Narducci

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