Reis earns 100th win

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Reis earns 100th win

FOXBORO -- Matt Reis had already made his 1,000th career save earlier this season. And it was only a matter of time until he reached career win No. 100.
That happened on Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium, as Reis made six saves in New England's 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids at Gillette Stadium.
Afterwards, Reis downplayed the achievement, which made him just the sixth goalkeeper in MLS history to reach 100 wins, calling it a "relief."
"It's something that, the last three games, it's been there in the back of my mind," said Reis. "But it's finally a hurdle to get over, and to move on and focus on the rest of the season."
His teammates and coaches made it out to be a bigger deal than he did, and praised their goalkeeper in the process.
"That's Matty, man," said Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph. "You've got to love Matty. He's just easy going. He's the greatest teammate we've probably ever had in this locker room. So, for him, it's just another day, just another game. He's going to look forward to probably play until he's 50, because he knows how good he is. And hopefully he keeps us going and keeps encouraging the young guys in the back end. That's what Matt Reis is about."
"He's one of those special players in this league, and longevity's one of those things," said Revolution coach Jay Heaps. "I always, one of my big things is, a stat they don't really show, but availability. Guys that can just be in the lineup, available for a coach's selection. And Matt Reis has shown over his career that he's always ready, always available.
"He's had some injuries the last couple of years. He's fought back from that. And tonight, you feel confident with him back there, especially in the second half. We have a young back line, and Matt shows that he's confident, and can play."

Own goal gives Revolution 2-2 draw with DC United

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Own goal gives Revolution 2-2 draw with DC United

The New England Revolution took advantage of an own goal early in the second half to earn a 2-2 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.

D.C. conceded a corner kick in the 48th minute and Kelyn Rowe got two attempts. D.C. cleared the first one beyond the end line but on the second Antonio Mlinar Delamea put his head on the ball, directing it into defender Sean Franklin and deflecting past keeper Bill Hamid.

New England (2-3-3) opened the scoring in the fifth minute. Kei Kamara had a perfect cross to Lee Nguyen, who headed the ball down toward Hamid's feet, just squeezing it inside the post for his fourth goal.

D.C. (2-3-2), which had just four goals this season and had been shutout four times, scored twice in quick succession. Jared Jeffrey pounced on a ball New England failed to clear and hammered home a big shot past Cody Cooper from the top of the box. That came in the 26th and just two minutes later Sebastien Le Toux beat Cooper to the ball after a nice lead from Lloyd Sam and chipped the ball over Cooper. It was the first goals for both players.

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