Sporting Kansas City at New England: Just the facts

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  • Tonight’s match from Gillette Stadium kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
  • The Revs are unbeaten in their last six, going 4-0-2 since Sept. 21
  • Sporting Kansas City is unbeaten in its last four road matches
  • Sporting KC drew its one match in New England (0-0) and won the teams’ only meeting in the Heartland, 3-0
  • The Revolution’s 16-point increase in 2013 represented the league’s second-best turn-around.  The Portland Timbers’ 23-point increase was tops in MLS.
  • Sporting Kansas City was Major League Soccer’s best defensive team this year at just 0.88 goals allowed per contest
  • New England was third with just 1.12 allowed
  • Sporting Kansas City led the league in fouls with 511. That just over 15 a game
  • Sporting Kansas City center back Aurelien Collin led the league in cautions with 13
  • Holding midfielder Oriol Rosell was second with 10 bookings
  • SKC ‘keeper Jimmy Nielsen was second in MLS goals-against average (0.88) and shutouts (13). He finished tied for the league lead in wins (17), matching New York’s Luis Robles.

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