Revolution vs. Dynamo: Stolica leads Revs to 1-0 win

Revolution vs. Dynamo: Stolica leads Revs to 1-0 win

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com

FOXBORO -- Revolution win 1-0

90th minute -- Jason Griffiths replaces Revs forward Marko Perovic.

84th minute -- Roberto Linck replaces Revs midfielder Khano Smith.

77th minute -- Kenny Mansally replaces Ilija Stolica, who was welcomed on the bench with a hug from Revs coach Steve Nicol, whose smile said it all. They're thrilled to have this guy down the stretch.

75th minute -- Revs midfielder Khano Smith has to finish that. Smith missed a wide-open look from the left post, inside the box, after Ilija Stolica and Shalrie Joseph worked to set him up perfectly. Smith's shot went over the net, though. Probably wishes he could have that one back.

62nd minute -- 1-0 REVOLUTION -- Welcome to New England, Ilija Stolica. The Serbian forward made his first start with the Revs tonight, and put one in the back of the net from the top of the box. Credit Revs midfielder Sainey Nyassi with making a good, quick pass in the middle to an open Stolica, who kicked the pass up in the air, and on its way down, quickly put a low shot into the left corner of the net.

59th minute -- Still scoreless. And the only decent scoring chance so far in this second half came off the foot of Houston's Joseph Ngwenya, who let one go from 20 yards out, but it just went wide left. Not even sure if you want to call that a scoring chance. On second thought, let's not even call it that. So far, the most exciting soccer at Gillette Stadium tonight came at halftime, when several New England sports mascots, including Wally the Green Monster, participated in an "everything goes" soccer match at midfield.

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Scoreless at halftime

34th minute -- Perhaps Shalrie Joseph was a little too unselfish in the 34th minute. Joseph had a golden opportunity to let an uncontested shot rip from the top of the box, but instead faked the shot and tried to slip a pass down low to streaking Marko Perovic. The play was quickly broken up.

24th minute -- Still scoreless here at Gillette. Houston just had the most dangerous scoring chance of the match. Dynamo midfielder Corey Ashe sent a free kick, from 30 yards out, into the box, and forward Brian Ching re-directed a header wide to the right.

11th minute -- A little pushing and shoving at midfield between Revs captain Shalrie Joseph and Dynamo midfielder Anthony Obodai. Joseph pretty much got the best of it with a hard shove after the whistle. Obodai didn't want anything to do with it after that.

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Here are the starting lineups for tonight's game between the New England Revolution and the Houston Dynamo at Gillette Stadium:

Revolution

GK Reis
DEF Osei
DEF Barnes
DEF Gibbs
MID Nyassi
MID Tierney
MID Joseph (captain)
MID Phelan
MID Smith
FWD Stolica
FWD Perovic

Dynamo
GK Hall
DEF Cameron
DEF Boswell
DEF Mulrooney
DEF Hainault
MID Cruz
MID Obodai
MID Palmer
MID Ashe
FWD Mullan
FWD Ching (captain)

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Drew Moor, Sebastian Giovinco score, Toronto FC beats Revolution, 2-0

Drew Moor, Sebastian Giovinco score, Toronto FC beats Revolution, 2-0

TORONTO - Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late and Toronto FC overcame a tight schedule turnaround to beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Friday night.

Toronto was coming off a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Montreal in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final. The Revs had been off since a 2-1 home loss to Chicago on Saturday.

Moor's 11th-minute goal looked to be enough, with Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono preserving the win with a save on Teal Bunbury's header in the 88th minute. But Giovinco added an insurance goal deep into stoppage time, bringing down a high ball before beating a defender and banging a left-footed shot home for his 50th goal in MLS regular-season and playoff action.

MLS leading Toronto (10-2-5) has won seven straight at home. New England (5-7-5) is 0-6-3 on the road.

Nikolic, Solignac score in Fire's 2-1 win over Revolution

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Nikolic, Solignac score in Fire's 2-1 win over Revolution

Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac scored and the Chicago Fire handed the New England Revolution their first home loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night.

Nikolic scored his MLS-leading 13th goal in the 18th minute, beating an offside trap and, after having his initial shot blocked by goalie Cody Cropper, firing in the rebound.

Three quick passes found Solignac in front of the goal as he finished from close range in the 61st for his fourth goal.

New England scored in the 70th when Juan Agudelo kept the ball alive with a header off a cross with Antonio Mlinar Delamea then heading in the ball for his first MLS goal.

New England, which outshot Chicago 24-8, spent the remaining minutes on the attack but failed to get the equalizer despite several frantic moments in front of Chicago's net.

New England (5-6-5) had five wins and two draws at home before the loss. Chicago (9-3-4) is unbeaten in eight matches.