Revolution look to attack tired Whitecaps

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Revolution look to attack tired Whitecaps

By DannyPicard
CSNNE.com

FOXBORO Much like when New England traveled across the country to Vancouver earlier in the 2011 season, the expansion Whitecaps will be on short rest entering Saturdays match with the Revolution at Gillette Stadium.

Vancouver left for New England on Thursday morning, and the Revs know exactly how they felt. New England had an April 6 match in Canada after arriving just two days before.

Our players know how they feel when they travel, said Revolution assistant coach Steve Myles. "So its common sense, when youve traveled that far across the country, in that many time zones, it does have an effect.

The Revs played to a 1-1 draw in their last match. They hope to take advantage of a less-rested Vancouver team, and earn more than just one point on Saturday. That starts with being more creative in the final third.

Defensively, we were happy with the defense, said Myles about allowing zero goals in their last game. We thought we created some chances that we could have capitalized on a little bit better, but we maybe didnt create as many chances as we wanted to.

Obviously, weve got one side thats going OK, but now we want to concentrate on the other side. Were asking players to be a little bit more creative in the right areas.

What will also help, on Saturday, is if the Revolution can get on the board first. If they can do that, captain Shalrie Joseph believes they can be more dominant the rest of the match.

It definitely sets the tone, and having such a young team, I think it helps us a lot, said Joseph. It allows us to play a little bit more, be more possessive. It helps our confidence, if we can get that first goal.

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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.