Tale of Tape 7-3-13

Tale of the Tape: D.C. United vs New England Revolution

In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.

Happy Memories
In his first season with Toronto FC, Luis Silva scored his second career MLS goal against the New England Revolution on 7/14/12 at Gillette Stadium. Silva’s goal came in the eighth minute and proved to be the difference as Toronto FC won 1-0.

Fortress RFK
D.C. United has enjoyed a great deal of success at RFK Stadium against the New England Revolution, holding a record of 18-8-4 all-time in home games against the Revs.

Conceding Late Goals
Of the 18 goals it has conceded this year in MLS, the New England Revolution has let in seven between the 76th and 90th minutes, a proportion of 38.8%.

Success v. Heaps
Jay Heaps has never tasted victory over D.C. United as the Head Coach of the New England Revolution in MLS, losing three games and drawing one. Heaps was also defeated by D.C. United earlier this season on 6/26 in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup.

Low Average Age
With the club’s recent additions to its roster, D.C. United’s average age across all First Team Players is now 25.4 years. The average age of all players who started the game against the Chicago Fire on 7/20 was 25.5 years.