Montreal takes advantage of Reis' ejection, beats Revs, 4-2

Montreal takes advantage of Reis' ejection, beats Revs, 4-2
September 8, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Matt Reis argues with the official after he is issued a red card for tripping Montreal's Marco Di Vaio.

(USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO -- The Revolution played a majority of the match Sunday night against the Montreal Impact with only 10 men, and found themselves on the losing end of a 4-2 game at Gillette Stadium because of it.

Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis was ejected from the game in the fifth minute, after he received a red card for trying to trip Montreal forward Marco Di Vaio, as Di Vaio got past a diving Reis and was ready to step in for a sure-thing goal.

Instead, Bobby Shuttleworth replaced Reis and had to immediately face a penalty kick. Montreal scored on that penalty kick as Patrice Bernier went low left while Shuttleworth guessed wrong and dove the other way, giving the Impact a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute.

New England tied the score at 1 in the 26th minute as Diego Fagundez knocked one into an open net from the middle of the box after Montreal defender Jeb Brovsky broke up Dimitry Imbongo. Brovsky's slide tackle knocked the ball out to Fagundez, who was wide open in the middle of the box, and he easily tied the game.

Montreal scored two more goals before the end of the half to take a 3-1 lead. Bernier scored on another penalty kick in the 33rd minute, and Di Vaio finished from the left side of the box in the second minute of first-half stoppage time.

Montreal got another goal from Di Vaio in the 56th minute to take a 4-1 lead. And the Revs got a late goal from Kelyn Rowe in the 76th minute, but it wasn't enough for a comeback.