Foxborough, MA – The New England Revolution will aim to continue their positive momentum on Saturday as the club hosts Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium.
The Revolution are coming off their best performance of the season last Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium in a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo, which put an end to Houston's historic 36-match home unbeaten streak.
After a scoreless opening 45 minutes, Diego Fagundez struck first for the Revs in the 51st minute when he completed a clever one-two with Clyde Simms to break through the Houston defense before blasting it past goalkeeper Tally Hall.
New England sealed the unlikely result with an own goal from Ricardo Clark to send the Houston faithful home disappointed.
"I thought we had a good game plan coming in, and our guys performed really well at the beginning of the game and really set the tone early," Revs head coach Jay Heaps said.
"We wanted to come here and play and put them under pressure. Obviously, throughout the game a lot of things happen. You deal with things, they had to deal with a couple of things. It was a little strange having to play a match ten on ten, but I felt we adapted well. They're a great team and we take our hat off to them but we're excited for the win."
Toronto, meanwhile, is coming off a 1-0 setback against Trillium Cup rivals Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium.
The Reds had several opportunities over the course of 90 minutes but lacked a finishing touch and paid the price when Federico Higuain lofted one through both Toronto central defenders to the feet of Dominic Oduro, who calmly fired it home to give the Crew all three points.
The loss extended Toronto's winless run in league play to nine consecutive matches and the Reds have not claimed three points since a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on March 9.
The Reds have also lost four consecutive games and are 1-16-8 in their last 25 league games, dating back to July 28. 2012.
"Obviously, we have come out the wrong end of it again," said TFC defender Darren O'Dea. "It seems like it was like a lot of games this season where we could have won the game. We play better than teams but do not come out on the right side of the score line."
The clubs have met 13 times all-time with New England claiming three wins and Toronto taking three victories, while the sides have drawn six times.
In seven matchups between the sides in New England, the Revs have won four times.