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LA Galaxy at New England Revolution match preview

LA vs. the Revs in a sort-of MLS Cup 2014 rematch

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The Galaxy look to build on consecutive wins featuring back to back shutouts when they play the New England Revolution this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. (4 pm, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports Deportes and MLS Live) 

With LA flying to the East Coast after grinding out a mid-week result vs. Real Salt Lake, how fit will the team be come kickoff? As has been the case all season long, expect Bruce Arena to make a few changes to the starting lineup. (Unfortunately, Robbie Rogers and AJ DeLaGarza are still unavailable)

The big question is, will Robbie Keane play? The reigning league MVP is still rounding into fitness after logging 34 minutes vs. the Houston Dynamo then 45 minutes against RSL. And after missing seven games with a groin pull, do the Galaxy want to risk Keane re-aggravating the injury on the notoriously bad Gillette Stadium surface? Bruce has been coy on the subject, but it wouldn't be a surprise if Keane sits this match out.

Luckily, the Revs aren't 100% either. Creative playmaker Lee Nyugen and left back Chris Tierney both received red cards vs. D.C. United last week and will miss tomorrow's match.

And then there's Jermaine Jones. Deployed as a midfielder with license to roam when he arrived in MLS, Jones was a monster during the tail-end of the season, and shined vs. the Galaxy in MLS Cup 2014. However, much like Jurgen Klinsmann with the U.S. National Team, head coach Jay Heaps has utilized Jones at a center back so far this season, with mixed results.

But with fellow defenders Jose Goncalves and Andrew Farrell back to full fitness, Jones returned to the center last week, which means the Galaxy midfield is going to have a tough job on their hands.