Sporting Kansas City seeks a return to winning ways as they face the New England Revolution on Wednesday at Gillette Stadium (6:30 p.m. CT, KMCI, SKCTV, 1510 AM). The midweek encounter is the first stop on Sporting KC's two game East Coast road trip and will feature three U.S. internationals in Matt Besler, Graham Zusi and New England's freshly minted Designated Player Jermaine Jones.
Peter Vermes' men have won five of their last six on the road, and the club's history in Foxboro, Mass. is favorable. Sporting KC's eight regular season wins at Gillette Stadium (8-4-6 all-time) are the second most at any road venue in team history. Here's a closer look at the matchup in our By The Numbers preview:
A few notable stats (MLS regular season)
- New England has conceded the fewest goals at home (10), while Sporting KC has conceded the fewest goals on the road (13).
- New England ranks first with 163 corner kicks, while Sporting KC ranks second with 148.
- Sporting KC ranks first with seven road wins and a .583 road winning percentage (7-5-0).
- Sporting KC ranks first in average possession per road game (53.7 percent).
- Aurelien Collin ranks third with 96 headed clearances.
- New England is tied for third with six clean sheets at home, while Bobby Shuttleworth is tied for second with seven total shutouts.
- New England ranks second in shooting accuracy (51.2 percent).
- Graham Zusi ranks seventh with 57 chances created, while Lee Nguyen ranks 10th with 50.
Head-to-head (MLS regular season)
- Home games: 12-6-5 (35 GF, 23 GA)
- Away games: 11-8-6 (39 GF, 33 GA)
Team leaders (MLS regular season)
|Sporting KC||Statistic||NE Revolution|
|Dom Dwyer 17||GOALS||Lee Nguyen 10|
|Benny Feilhaber 6||ASSISTS||four players tied 4|
Dom Dwyer 87
Dom Dwyer 37
Diego Fagundez 61
Teal Bunbury 24
Dom Dwyer 53
Benny Feilhaber 63
Lee Nguyen 39
Lee Nguyen 56
|Eric Kronberg 38||SAVES||Bobby Shuttleworth 70|
|Eric Kronberg 0.88||GAA||Bobby Shuttleworth|
Team stats (MLS regular season)
|Sporting KC||NE Revolution|
|Goals Scored (Conceded)||37 (29)||34 (36)|
|Shots (on goal)||365 (130)||350 (128)|
|Fouls Committed (Suffered)||385 (387)||330 (318)|
|Passes (per game)||434||388|
Recent regular season meetings