Revolution head to Montreal


Revolution head to Montreal

After three straight games at Gillette Stadium, the New England Revolution begin a three-game road trip tonight in Montreal against the Impact.

The Revs went 1-1-1 on that three-game home stand, and enter Wednesday night's match coming off a tough 1-0 loss to the worst team in the MLS, Toronto FC.

Montreal isn't as bad a club as Toronto, but it's close. The Impact are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 21 points. Still, the Revolution aren't that far ahead of them. They have only 22 points, and each club has only six wins.

The road hasn't been too kind to New England, who enter Montreal with a 1-6-1 record away from Gillette Stadium. It marks the first time the two teams will meet, as Montreal is amidst its first season in the league.

Revs defender Stephen McCarthy is listed on the team's injury report as "questionable" after a collision on Saturday night has caused concussion-like symptoms.

Alec Purdie has been ruled out, and Jose Moreno and Zak Boggs are listed as probable.

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.