FOXBORO -- Saturday’s game between the Revolution and Dynamo had all the hallmarks of a game destined to end in a scoreless draw as halftime approached. A scoreless draw that the one-win Revolution couldn’t afford to stomach.
That scenario certainly didn’t get any rosier after Revolution center back Jose Goncalves was cut down by Ricardo Clark and forced off the field with a quad injury in the 41st minute. But even without the anchor of their backline present, the Revolution defense came through in the clutch to collect a 2-0 win, the first home victory of the season.
“It’s never easy losing your captain and your leader on the field,” Revolution assistant coach Tom Soehn said. “I thought when we put Andrew (Farrell) back there he stepped up and did a fantastic job. Him and A.J. (Soares) have played there in spring training before, so we have the confidence to put them in, and Darrius (Barnes) did a great job coming in on the right side.”