Revs kick off homestand vs. Toronto FC

Coming off their biggest win of the season in Houston, the Revolution (3-4-4, 13 points) begin a three-game homestand that kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday against ninth-place Toronto FC (1-6-4, 7 points).

Comcast Sports Net New England will televise the match, while The Sports Hub 98.5 HD2 will carry the game over the radio airwaves.

Saturday's match marks the first of three games (Aug. 4 in Foxborough, Aug. 30 at Toronto) between the conference foes during the regular season.

Toronto claimed its first victory at Gillette Stadium in seven tries last season when Danny Koevermans scored a sixth-minute goal en route to a 1-0 win on July 14. Former Revs assistant coach Paul Mariner was Toronto's head coach at the time of the win.


* Saturday's game is expected to mark the home debut of recently acquired forward Juan Agudelo. Last week, Agudelo, who had been shelved for a month with a hamstring injury, made his Revolution debut and helped pressure the Dynamo backline into an 84th-minute own goal.

* The Revolution won't have much time to rest following Saturday's match, as they're set to hit the road for a U.S. Open Cup third-round tilt against USL-PRO affiliate Rochester Rhinos on Tuesday. The game will be played at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, and will kick off at 7:35 p.m.

* Rochester punched its ticket to next week's Cup game by beating GPS Portland Phoenix 1-0 on Tuesday. Revolution loan player Bilal Duckett scored the lone goal of the game in the 65th minute, while ex-Revolution striker Blake Brettschneider started as one of the Rhinos' two forwards. Because Duckett played in Tuesday's game for the Rhinos, the Revolution cannot call him into action for next week's Cup game.

* After head-butting Revolution striker Dimitry Imbongo in the 39th minute of last weekend's match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Dynamo defender Bobby Boswell was fined and suspended for a total of two games by the MLS disciplinary committee. Boswell, who received an automatic one-game suspension for the red card he was issued for the infraction, will miss Saturday's game at Sporting Kansas City and a June 1 game at Columbus.

* Center back AJ Soares, who's missed the Revolution's last five games since suffering a right hamstring injury against the Red Bulls on April 20, participated in full training on Tuesday. Stephen McCarthy, who was voted by the media as the team's defender of the year last season, filled in for Soares during his absence, and helped the defense post three shutouts.