Lee Nguyen's late goal helps Revs draw Timbers, 1-1

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Lee Nguyen's late goal helps Revs draw Timbers, 1-1

Lee Nyugen's late goal helped the New England Revolution (1-2-1) salvage their outing against the Portland Timbers (3-1-1) in a 1-1 draw Sunday at Providence Park.

In the 85th minute, Nyugen blasted a point-blank goal after Timbers goaltender Jake Gleeson failed to cleanly field a deflected shot from Teal Bunbury.

But the Revs played from behind for most of the game, as the Timbers' Diego Valeri scored a goal in the 12th minute. Valeri found the ball at his feet on a Revs' clearing header. The Portland midfielder shot the ball on a turning volley, and found the back of the net for a gorgeous goal. The Revs backs fought off constant pressure from Timbers striker Fanendo Adi in the minutes that followed.

Kei Kamara got a pair of chances in the box, but couldn't get the ball in the net on either opportunity. On the second, he struck a diving header just high and wide, and appealed for a penalty kick, as he clearly felt he'd been pushed from behind on the play.

For their next match, New England will host the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.

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.