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Sainey Nyassi might lead Revs in Houston for weekend tilt

Apr 14, 2011, 3:38 PM | Article By: Sainabou Kujabi-Njie

Sainey Nyassi might have the chance to lead The New England Revolution when they face Houston Dynamo on Sunday at the Roberton stadium.

The New England Revolution, currently second place in the Eastern Conference, are faced with a major blow with Shalrie Joseph, the club’s leader, who will not be available for the weekend. He has appeared in 25 matches consecutively for the Revs dating back to May 22, 2010 at Toronto.

Joseph is forced to miss Sunday’s game at Houston due to a red-card suspension. Sainey Nyassi, with seven consecutive appearances, has a chance to become the team’s active leader if he gets into Sunday’s match at Houston, according to goal.com.

Sunday’s match will be the teams’ first meeting, as fellow members of the Eastern Conference in all of the teams’ previous meetings since Houston joined MLS in 2006. The Dynamo competed as a member of the Western Conference, winning two conference titles in 2006 and 2007

The Revs will look at halting their losing streak at one game by extending their away undefeated streak at Houston to six games.

They have never lost an away game to the Dynamo, going 4-1 in Houston since the team entered the league in 2006; in addition, New England has won each of its last four visits to Robertson Stadium by a combined score of 6-1.