Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
When: 7:30 p.m. TV: Comcast SportsNet.
Radio: WJFK 1580 AM (English), WLZL 107.9 FM (Spanish).
Records: United 5-3-3, 18 points; Revolution 6-3-2, 20 points.
D.C. probable starters: GK Bill Hamid; Ds Chris Korb, Bobby Boswell, Jeff Parke, Cristian Fernandez; MFs Nick DeLeon, Perry Kitchen, Davy Arnaud, Fabian Espindola; Fs Chris Rolfe, Eddie Johnson.
N.E. probable starters: GK Brad Knighton; Ds Darrius Barnes, Andrew Farrell, A.J. Soares, Chris Tierney; MFs Teal Bunbury, Daigo Kobayashi, Andy Dorman, Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez; F Patrick Mullins.
Outlook: Once-beaten in nine matches, United seeks to overtake New England for first place in MLS’s Eastern Conference. D.C. won the first meeting, 2-0, on April 5 at RFK Stadium. The Revolution has scored five times in each of the past two games and has not conceded a goal in four home outings (3-0-1). Fatigue could play a factor for United, which is in action for the third time in eight days. New England has been off since last weekend.
F Fabian Espindola leads United in goals with five and is among the league leaders in assists with five. Espindola and MF-F Chris Rolfe, acquired last month from Chicago, have combined for eight goals and eight assists. Both scored in a 2-0 victory over Houston on Wednesday in Washington.
F Eddie Johnson returns from a one-game league suspension and will start Saturday, Coach Ben Olsen said. He would not go into positional detail concerning Rolfe and Espindola, but one option is to retain Rolfe as a withdrawn forward and play Espindola wide left. D Sean Franklin is back on active duty after injuring a foot early this month. Revolution F Patrick Mullins, a first-round pick from Maryland, has scored in three consecutive matches.