FOXBOROUGH -- It could be a little warmer, but after watching the United States Men's National Team beat Costa Rica, 1-0, in a blizzard Friday night, the weather at Gillette Stadium for this afternoon's season opener is near-perfect.
The sun is shining, the wind isn't too bad (yet), and the parking lots are full of happy tailgaters.
The Revs (1-1-0) are hosting Sporting KC (1-1-1) as they open their home portion of the 2013 schedule against former midfielder, Benny Felihaber.
The Revolution are without Jerry Bengtson, who has their only goal of the season. Bengtson is currently with Honduras playing with the national team during World Cup qualifiers.
The Revs are still going with their 4-3-2-1 starting lineup though, this time with Chad Barrett, who makes his first start of the season. The lineup:
Forward: Chad Barrett
Attacking midfielders: Lee Nguyen, Juan Toja, Kelyn Rowe
Defensive midfielders: Clyde Simms (C), Scott Caldwell
Defenders: Kevin Allston, Jose Goncalves, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell
Goalkeeper: Matt Reis
Sporting KC lineup:
Forwards: Claudio Bieler
Midfielders: C.J. Sapong, Paulo Nagamura, Oriol Rosell, Benny Felihaber, Soony Saad
Defenders: Ike Opara, Aurelien Collin, Mechack Jerome, Seth Sinovic
Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (C)
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