FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It took nearly five years but Kevin Alston’s timing was perfect as his first career goal helped lift the New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
Alston, who went into Saturday’s contest scoreless in his first 122 games as a pro, tallied in the 68th minute after he grabbed a pass from Teal Bunbury and rifled a shot under the bar. Subsitute Jerry Bengtson, who hadn’t scored since last year’s season opener, closed the door on the Dynamo with a 91st minute goal.
With the win, the Revolution upped their mark to 2-3-1 (7 points), while the Dynamo dropped to 2-3-0 (6 points). The Revolution were playing without coach Jay Heaps, who was banned for the match after he was ejected in the 90th minute of his club’s 2-0 loss to D.C. United at RFK Stadium last week but even without Heaps’ presence on the bench, the Revolution hardly looked like a team without direction.