Revolution defeat Dallas 2-0


Revolution defeat Dallas 2-0

By Danny Picard Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO --The New England Revolution snapped a seven-game winless skidwith a 2-0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, thanks togoals from Shalrie Joseph in the 14th minute, and Rajko Lekic in the 85thminute.

Joseph finished a header early on from out front, afterMoncef Zerka and Milton Caraglio moved the ball nicely down the right wing.Caraglio made a nifty drop pass to Zerka, who then put it out front to Joseph,leading to the 1-0 advantage.

Lekic added the dagger in the final minutes, after finishinga corner kick from the far post.

It marks New Englands first win since July 20.

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Agudelo's two goals lead Revs past Minnesota 5-2 in home opener


Agudelo's two goals lead Revs past Minnesota 5-2 in home opener

Juan Agudelo scored two goals to lead the Revolution to a 5-2 victory over Minnesota United in New England's home opener before 11,571 Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

Agudelo scored in the fourth and 41st minutes as the Revs - held to one goal in their first two games - picked up their first points of the season after opening with losses in Colorado and Dallas.

New England's original home opener, two weeks ago against Orlando, was postponed by cold weather. 

After Collen Warner's goal in the 15th minute tied it for expansion Minnesota, Kei Kamara (21st minute) and Lee Nguyen (penalty kick in the 32nd) made it 3-1 before Agudelo completed a four-goal outburst in the first half with his second goal of the game.

Nguyen's tally moved him into a tie with Steve Ralston for second place on the Revs career goals list with his 42nd. They trail Taylor Twellman (101).

Chris Tierney, playing in his 200th MLS game, all with the Revs, capped the scoring with a penalty-kick goal in the 52nd minute.

The Revs next play Sunday, April 2 on the road against the Portland Timbers.