After setting an MLS record with 36 unbeaten games at home, Houston lost two in a row at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Houston is looking to claim top spot in the East, while New England just doesn't want to get left too far behind.
The Revolution took the lead in its two most recent home matches but emerged with only a point to show for it.
Two goals in a minute sealed a 1-1 draw between the Revolution and the Red Bulls in Gillette Stadium.
The Red Bulls, on a three-game road winning streak, travel to New England, where they have not won since 2002.
Salt Lake came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over New England, which bemoaned its lax finishing again.
The Revs welcome RSL to Gillette Stadium looking to snap a five-game winless run against the Western Conference foes.
In a meeting of the goal-shy and goal-stingy, miserly New England's form won out, as the Revs stole a scoreless draw.
Both teams in Thursday's Major League Soccer clash are coming off uplifting wins over the weekend.
Philadelphia's disjointed midfield and sloppy finishing opened the way for a big Revolution victory.
Major League Soccer's hottest striker comes up against a team against which he's developed a knock for scoring big goals.