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New England Vs. Chivas USA: Revolution Seek Third Straight Win

Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Chivas USA earned its first win this season last week, and first-year manager Robin Fraser believes "we got the monkey off our back."

Chivas (1-2-3) will try to build on a 2-1 win at the San Jose Earthquakes when the New England Revolution (2-2-3) visit The Home Depot Center on Saturday in Major League Soccer.

Although Fraser was excited to get his first win as head coach, he knows there is a long season still ahead.

"We still have a lot of games left, so it's not like we can say that we've got our win and now we can relax," Fraser said.

"Let's keep it in perspective. It's one win."

Chivas only has six points from six matches, already nine points behind first- place Los Angeles, and six behind second place Real Salt Lake - two teams with four wins already this season.

L.A. has played eight games already, but Real has played just four.

"There are a lot of teams in this league that have four wins already. We still have a lot of work to do," Fraser said.

Chivas has improved since the first two weeks of the season, when it lost to Sporting Kansas City and the Colorado Rapids. Chivas tied Toronto FC, Columbus and Vancouver in its next three games, then added its first win last week.

Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy believes Chivas is "just starting to take those steps now" toward becoming a solid team and a five-game unbeaten streak early in the season would back up his claims.

New England had dropped two straight before beating Sporting Kansas City, 3-2, last week. U.S. midfielder Benny Feilhaber made his MLS debut last weekend for the Revolution, and set up the opening goal.

Feilhaber will definitely provide an key option in midfield for manager Steve Nicol and New England, which edged D.C. United 3-2 on Tuesday in a U.S. Open Cup qualifier.

"You see the quality he has," Nicol said. "And that affects the opposition, as well, because they don't know whether to stand off or close him down. And, obviously, with his teammates it's good knowing you're getting a guy the ball who's nine times out of 10, he's not losing it.

"So, he made a big impact."