Pride on the line when Revs host 'Quakes

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Pride on the line when Revs host 'Quakes

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard

FOXBORO -- Three-game home stands are usually beneficial, but for the New England Revolution, the next two matches at Gillette Stadium dont mean much.

The Revs have officially been eliminated from the postseason with their loss last
weekend to the Seattle Sounders. New England players made it known after that loss, that the remaining three games on the teams schedule will be about keeping their jobs and their pride.

Saturday nights game at Gillette Stadium will mean just as much to the visiting San Jose Earthquakes, as they were also eliminated from postseason contention last weekend.

Goalkeeper Matt Reis (hamstring) and defender A.J. Soares (ankle) are both ruled out
for Saturday nights match against the Earthquakes, with Soares being shut down for the season.

Zak Boggs (hip), Rajko Lekic (ankle), Stephen McCarthy (shoulder), Ryan Kinne (nasal
fracture), and Sainey Nyassi (hamstring) will also be out of action on Saturday, while
Kevin Alston and Monsef Zerka were upgraded to probable on Friday.

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Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.

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.