Revolution-Sounders preview


Revolution-Sounders preview

By Danny Picard Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO The New England Revolution know what lies ahead.

They realize that five of their next six games are on the road. And theyre well aware that theyre 0-5-2 away from Gillette Stadium this season.

The Revolution look to pick up their first road win of the season on Sunday afternoon in Seattle, against the Western Conferences second-place Sounders FC, after having seven days off.

The Sounders have 28 points this season, with a 7-4-7 record, while the Revs are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with only 15 points, and a 3-7-6 record.

While New England is winless in its last six games with two draws and four losses, Seattle hasnt lost since May 25, and is 3-0-2 in its last five matches. In order for the Revs to break their own skid and the Sounders streak, theyre going to have to put the ball in the net, which was once again the main focus at practice all week.

New England coach Steve Nicol believes his teams desperation to score goals and get a win will eventually work in their favor.

I think anybodys whos been here the last few games, can see that the effort and the commitment and attitude is spot on, said Nicol. Everybodys left it on the field by the
end of the game. So I think that tells you all you need to know about the psyche of the team. Everybodys desperate to do well, and were putting everything into it.

-- Heres a look at New Englands latest injury report, as of Friday:

Ryan Cochrane (L hamstring strain)
Benny Feilhaber (R ankle sprain)

Ousmane Dabo (R quadriceps strain)
Alan Koger (L Ankle Contusion)

Chris Tierney (L foot contusion)

-- OUT:
Didier Domi (R Achilles tendonitis)
Kheli Dube (whiplash)
Stephen McCarthy (L Shoulder Subluxation)
Marko Perovic (L knee surgery)

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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.