Teal Bunbury and the New England Revolution look to stretch their unbeaten run to five straight games when they visit the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.
New England (6-4-5) is 1-0-3 in its last four MLS matches. Bunbury netted the equalizer in the 82nd minute of last Saturday’s 1-1 draw at the Chicago Fire.
It marked Bunbury’s team-leading ninth goal and his fourth in as many matches. Bunbury’s five goals and two assists are the most combined by any MLS player since May 1.
“We’re going (to San Jose) with the mindset that we want to get three points,” Bunbury told the team’s website. “After that, we’re going to have a nice little break, so if we can get three points, it’s going to be huge for us.”
The Revs won’t play again after Wednesday’s game until June 30 against D.C. United, as the league pauses during World Cup group play.
San Jose (2-9-3) has lost nine of its last 12 overall and hopes to avoid its first five-game MLS skid since 2009. The Earthquakes blew a late lead in a 4-3 home loss to Los Angeles FC in their last match Saturday.
“With just one minute left in the 90 minutes, we’re up 3-2 and two minutes later we’re losing the game,” San Jose coach Mikael Stahre told the team website. “For me that is absolutely crazy, but I’m proud of the players’ commitment and energy.”
San Jose defender Shea Salinas (hamstring) will not play Wednesday, and midfielder Anibal Godoy and defender Harold Cummings are away on international duty with Panama. New England will be without midfielder Isaac Angking (illness) and Chris Tierney (torn right ACL).
Earthquakes defender Kevin Partida (red card) and Revolution defender Claude Dielna (yellow card accumulation) will both sit with suspensions.
San Jose is 0-3-2 in its last five versus New England. The last two meetings have resulted in scoreless draws.
—Field Level Media