WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 21: Head coach Ben Olsen of D.C. United gives the thumbs up to the crowd following their 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo at RFK Stadium on May 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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 He would not go into positional detail concerning Rolfe and Espindola, but one option is to retain Rolfe as a withdrawn forward and play Espindola wide left.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.

— Steven Goff