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New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas Match Preview: Revs Look to Regain First Place in MLS With Win

Revolution's Tajon Buchanan celebrates after scoring a goal.

The fact is now well known and goes without saying, the New England Revolution are getting the job done consistently. While they’ve yet to hit their highest tier of play over the course of a match, wins keep coming. They’ll search for a sixth straight win with an out of conference tie with FC Dallas

NE XI:

GK: TURNER

DEF: JONES, FARRELL, BELL, BYE

MID: POLSTER, MACIEL, TRAUSTASON, GIL, BUCHANAN

FWD: BOU

LINEUP NOTES: Bruce Arena called for lineup changes during the busy week, meaning players like Bell, Buksa, Traustason, and Maciel could return to the lineup. Big signing Wilfrid Kaptoum will not be among them, as he has struggled to stay healthy, turning out to be a questionable signing. Per usual, Caicedo is out, and Mafla will ride the pine as well.

FCD XI:

GK: MAURER

DEF: NELSON, BRESSAN, TAFARI, CHE

MID: ACOSTA, QUIGNON, FERREIRA, HOLLINGSHEAD, OBRIAN

FWD: PEPI

LINEUP NOTES: FCD hasn’t able to do much else besides lose, making a lineup impossible to predict. This lineup changes every match, and Dallas can’t seem to adapt this season, flaunting a 1-4-4 record, last in the Western Conference. Matt Hedges will continue to miss time, nothing new for Dallas. Goalkeeper Matt Zobeck and Beni Redžić are out with injuries, neither were likely to play anyway. Szabolcs Schön was just eliminated from EURO 2020 with Hungary, meaning he is not ready to return to MLS action yet.

On paper, this should be an easy three points for the Revs if current form holds. One massive factor, though, is that this will be the only Western Conference road trip New England will embark on for this entire season, so it’s out of their ordinary flow. Nevertheless, this is a match the Revolution should be very comfortable in. A win over the worst team in the West would propel them atop the Supporter’s Shield standings. At the time of writing, Vancouver Whitecaps have just held Seattle Sounders to a 2-2 draw, meaning the Revs would overtake them with all three points. New England Revolution versus FC Dallas will kickoff around 9:00 PM EST on Sunday.

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