Joseph accepts call to Grenada

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Joseph accepts call to Grenada

New England Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph will play in the 2011 Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Gold Cup with the Grenada National Team, according a statement released by the Revolution.

Grenada included Joseph in the roster the team submitted to the CONCACAF, but the midfielder decided just this morning that he would participate in the tournament.

Joseph and the Grenada National Team will begin play on Monday, June 6. He will join the team after the Revolution's match against the LA Galaxy on May 28 and may miss up to five matches.

Joseph has made more than 20 appearances for Grenada.

Nikolic, Solignac score in Fire's 2-1 win over Revolution

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Nikolic, Solignac score in Fire's 2-1 win over Revolution

Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac scored and the Chicago Fire handed the New England Revolution their first home loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night.

Nikolic scored his MLS-leading 13th goal in the 18th minute, beating an offside trap and, after having his initial shot blocked by goalie Cody Cropper, firing in the rebound.

Three quick passes found Solignac in front of the goal as he finished from close range in the 61st for his fourth goal.

New England scored in the 70th when Juan Agudelo kept the ball alive with a header off a cross with Antonio Mlinar Delamea then heading in the ball for his first MLS goal.

New England, which outshot Chicago 24-8, spent the remaining minutes on the attack but failed to get the equalizer despite several frantic moments in front of Chicago's net.

New England (5-6-5) had five wins and two draws at home before the loss. Chicago (9-3-4) is unbeaten in eight matches.