Revolution - D.C. United preview

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Revolution - D.C. United preview

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Follow @dannypicard
The New England Revolution made it clear after Sunday nights 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union, that its time for everyone to start playing for their jobs.

In a quick turnaround, the Revs will try to back up their words on Wednesday night in Washington D.C. against D.C. United.

Frustration has reached a season-high after Sundays loss, which extended the Revolutions winless skid to nine games. New Englands last win came back on May 14. Since then, the Revs are 0-6-3, and according to everyone involved, the only way things are going to improve for the Eastern Conferences last-place team, is if they start playing with more heart.

The return of captain Shalrie Joseph to the lineup on Wednesday will also help. Joseph was suspended for Sundays match because of yellow-card accumulation.

As one player returns, another will sit out. Midfielder Benny Feilhaber will be suspended for Wednesday because of his ejection from Sundays game after he received a pair of yellow cards.

As for the injury report, Kevin Alston (hamstring), Zak Boggs (ankle), Ryan Cochrane (foot), and Chris Tierney (hamstring) were all listed as probable on Tuesday, while Kheli Dube (whiplash) was ruled out.

A day after the Revs 3-0 loss, Revs midfielder Ousmane Dabo announced his retirement from professional soccer. Dabo signed with the club on February 11, but made just three appearances due to injuries.

This is a very tough decision for me, and Im frustrated to have not been able to help the Revolution more, Dabo said. Ive had some physical issues that I havent been able to heal, so Ive decided to retire and release the club from my contract. I very much wish the New England Revolution all of the best and thank them for everything.

We know this was not easy for Ousmane, but we respect the decision he's made, Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. He is a true professional and provided leadership to our team this year when he was on the field. Hes had a terrific career, and we wish him all the best in whatever venture he chooses next.

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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.