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Sporting Kansas City at New England: Just the facts

Nov 2, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

  • Tonight’s match from Gillette Stadium kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
  • The Revs are unbeaten in their last six, going 4-0-2 since Sept. 21
  • Sporting Kansas City is unbeaten in its last four road matches
  • Sporting KC drew its one match in New England (0-0) and won the teams’ only meeting in the Heartland, 3-0
  • The Revolution’s 16-point increase in 2013 represented the league’s second-best turn-around.  The Portland Timbers’ 23-point increase was tops in MLS.
  • Sporting Kansas City was Major League Soccer’s best defensive team this year at just 0.88 goals allowed per contest
  • New England was third with just 1.12 allowed
  • Sporting Kansas City led the league in fouls with 511. That just over 15 a game
  • Sporting Kansas City center back Aurelien Collin led the league in cautions with 13
  • Holding midfielder Oriol Rosell was second with 10 bookings
  • SKC ‘keeper Jimmy Nielsen was second in MLS goals-against average (0.88) and shutouts (13). He finished tied for the league lead in wins (17), matching New York’s Luis Robles.

(MORE: Previewing Sporting KC at New England)

(MORE: Notes on New England ahead of Saturday’s match)

(MORE: Notes on Sporting Kansas City ahead of Saturday’s match)

  1. footballer4ever - Nov 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Gotta “love” the yard lines marked on the Revolution pitch…it sure does make it easier to know how close each team gets close to goal. As far as the Revolution logo, well, let’s say a Revolutionary Patriot is representing them today. Come on, Mr. Kraft, don’t be so cheap and complacent with having a MLS tenant at your Cavernous stadium when you can have another successful football club in which they can better call home and fans can grow and develop to properly support the team. In fact, send you NE Patriots to England except they will have to change their names to “Old” England Patriots :)

    • overtherepermanently - Nov 3, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      We were all in shock that Bob Kraft actually attended the game. Can’t remember the last time that happened.

      • footballer4ever - Nov 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

        Oh shoot, really? That can’t be good news unless he decides to sell the franchise then it can only get better from that point forward.

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