The New England Revolution hosts Real Salt Lake on Saturday in a MLS inter-conference matchday 3 fixture. New England, who last season ran away with the Eastern Conference Crown, is 1-1-0 on four points with a goal difference of +1, which is sixth in the conference. New England opened the season with a 2-2 draw on the road versus Portland and followed that with a 1-0 victory at home over FC Dallas.
New England has two victories, one draw and two losses in its most recent five matches across all competitions and during that span has scored eight goals and conceded five. New England's goalkeeper and back line have two consecutive clean sheets. Brandon Bye, Carles Gil and Sebastian Lletget each have scored one goal in MLS play. DeJuan Jones and Gil each have one assist.
Real Salt Lake is fifth in the Western Conference table at 1-1-0 on four points with a goal difference of +1. Real Salt Lake opened its 2022 regular season with a 0-0 draw on the road against the Houston Dynamo and followed that last weekend with a 1-0 victory at home over the Seattle Sounders. Bobby Wood scored after just one minute in the second half and Real Salt Lake was able to hold on.
Real Salt Lake has three victories, one draw and one loss in it's last five matches played in the MLS and over that span has scored three goals and conceded three. Real Salt Lake has been held scoreless in two of its last three and its goalkeeper and back line have three clean sheets in the last five matches. Bobby Wood has the only goal scored by Real Salt Lake this season.