REVS HEAD OUT TO LA FOR CLASH WITH GALAXY
BY JAMES PERRY
BOSTON SPORTS DESK CORRESPONDENT
This Saturday, the New England Revolution travel to the Home Depot Center to take on the defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy. This meeting will be the only regular season meeting between the clubs due to the unbalanced schedule implemented by MLS.
The Galaxy are coming into this match with a 1-1-0 record. They have scored 4 goals and have conceded 4 in the two matches they have played. They lost their opening match 3-1 to Real Salt Lake, then defeated the DC United 3-1 on March 18th. They then disappeared for 2 weeks before resurfacing for this match against the Revs. Playing 3 straight matches and 4 out of 5 matches at home, makes it seem as if LA is being coddled and swaddled by the MLS as the leagues first-born child.
I know I usually tell you about key players for the opposition, but if you don’t know the abilities of Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane, and David Beckham, you probably aren’t reading this column anyway. There are two familiar faces on the LA roster that are old friends in Revolution history. Pat Noonan and Adam Christman were around during the Revolution’s magical run from 2002-2008.
PREDICTION: Really didn’t want to make a prediction on this match, but I do have to say I think New England, coming off of their first win of the year has a bit of momentum over a club that hasn’t seen the pitch since that 3-1 victory over the United March 18 and may have some rust on them. I am going to begrudgingly say New England wins this match 3-1.
WHERE TO WATCH: This weeks Match is on NBCSports Network at 11 pm and Also on 98.5 the SportsHub.