Revs postpone Saturday's home opener because of projected cold

Revs postpone Saturday's home opener because of projected cold

FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution’s home opener against Orlando City SC, scheduled for Saturday at Gillette Stadium, has been postponed due to projected extreme weather conditions in the area. Saturday’s weather forecast calls for severe cold with wind chills expected to reach 10 below zero.
 
The match will now be played at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m 
 
"All of us involved in this decision believe this is in the best interest of the fans, the players, and the game," said Revolution president Brian Bilello. "We at the Revolution look forward to seeing all our fans at the Orlando game on September 2."
 
All tickets for March 11 will be honored on Sept. 2. Fans will be allowed to switch to another game by calling 1-877-GET-REVS.

New England will now open its home schedule against Minnesota United FC on Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m.

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

FOXBORO -- Diego Fagundez scored two goals in 10 minutes and the New England Revolution rallied from an early deficit to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday.

Fagundez has scored all three of his goals this season in the last two games. The Revolution (3-4-4) have back-to-back wins, for the first time this season, after a five-match winless streak.

A 22-year-old homegrown, Fagundez ran onto a free ball on the left flank, sped up and pushed home the finish into the far corner in the 34th minute to cap the scoring.

Just outside the box, Ola Kamara side-netted a running half-volley - off a perfectly placed pass by Wil Trapp from well-beyond midfield - to give Columbus (6-5-1) a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute. After a turnover by the Crew in their own territory, Fagundez tied it moments later. Kelyn Rowe won the ball, tapped it to Lee Nguyen, who hit a streaking Kei Kamara for a one-timer that set up a tap-in half-volley.

Cody Cropper had his second consecutive shutout, including four saves, for New England.

Andrew Farrell was sent off for a stud-up challenge on Waylon Francis in the third minute of injury time.