July 6, 2018 / 10:23 PM / 9 months ago

Revs look to stay hot vs. improving Sounders

Teal Bunbury and the New England Revolution will put their six-match unbeaten streak on the line Saturday night when they welcome the Seattle Sounders to Foxborough, Mass.

Bunbury scored his team-leading and career-high 10th goal in New England’s 3-2 win over D.C. United last Saturday. Cristian Penilla had a brace for the Revs, including the winning penalty kick in the 78th minute, giving him eight goals on the season.

New England (7-4-6, 27 points) is 2-0-4 since its last defeat in MLS play, May 19 against Columbus.

“We have a really good character and something really good going on with the squad is we are finding ways to get results,” Revs coach Brad Friedel told MLSSoccer.com.

Seattle (4-9-3, 15 points) has lost five of its eight matches away from home this season, while drawing in another.

The Sounders earned one of their two road victories Wednesday in a 2-1 decision against the Colorado Rapids. Will Bruin scored the go-ahead goal in the 59th minute to complete a brace for his team-leading fifth goal.

Bruin is the only Seattle player to score more than one goal this season.

“It’s a quick turnaround to New England, so we have to be realistic with it,” Bruin told the team broadcast after Wednesday’s game. “We are still not where we want to be, but it’s something we can build on.”

The sides played to a 3-3 draw when they last met April in Seattle. New England leads the all-time series 5-4-3.

Midfielder Isaac Angking (illness) will miss the match for the Revolution.

Seattle midfielder Handwalla Bwana (right midfoot sprain) is out. Defender Kelvin Leerdam (right hamstring strain), forward Felix Chenkam (right hamstring strain) and goalkeeper Calle Brown (concussion) are questionable.

Sounders midfielder Gustav Svensson is away on international duty, as he and the Swedish national team face England in the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.

—Field Level Media

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