Real Salt Lake may not be thrilled with its overall play, but a solid mark at home has helped the club get off to a decent start.
Winning on the road has been a challenge for the New England Revolution in recent years.
RSL seeks its fourth consecutive home victory when it looks to extend a four-game unbeaten streak over New England on Saturday night.
Salt Lake (6-3-1) went 0-2-1 in three straight road games April 14-25, but it bounced back with a 3-2 win over visiting Toronto last Saturday, getting a goal from Jonny Steele in the third minute of stoppage time after blowing a pair of leads.
Coach Jason Kreis stressed the importance of winning on home turf.
"When we're at home, we go for three points, and nothing less is acceptable," Kreis told the league's official website.
Captain Kyle Beckerman had a goal and assisted on the winner last weekend for RSL, which will play three of its next four on the road after Saturday's match.
Defender Nat Borchers said the club is still in ...