RevolutionMonarcas: Revs win 1-0

RevolutionMonarcas: Revs win 1-0

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com

FOXBORO -- Revolution win 1-0

-- The Revs win on a goal from Marko Perovic in the 62nd minute. Stay right here for reaction from Revs players and coach Steve Nicol, as well as coverage of Steve Ralston's retirement press conference.

-- 89th minute -- Monarcas defender Adrian Garcia gets a yellow card for a pretty dirty tackle from behind Schilawski. Schilawski's teammate, Pat Phelan, was pretty fired up afterwards, and rushed down the field to get in Garcia's face.

-- 82nd minute -- Forward Zack Schilawski comes in to replace Perovic.

-- 62nd minute -- REVOLUTION LEAD 1-0 -- Marko Perovic scored his third goal in the last four games, this time, putting away a high, bouncing ball in Monarcas' box at the left post. Perovic just stepped down the left wing, found the loose ball, and booted a rocket into the top-left corner for the 1-0 lead.

-- 57th minute -- Revolution pick up their first yellow card of the game. It goes to defender Darrius Barnes.

-- 49th minute -- Second yellow card of the match is called, and once again, it goes to Monarcas. Forward Rafael Marquez Lugo gets the card.

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No score at Halftime:

--So there you go, no score after the first 45 minutes. There were 12 total shots take in the first half, but only two of those shots were on goal. Both Monarcas and New England each have one shot on goal, but nobody has been able to tickle the twine.

-- 40th minute -- First yellow card of the match is given out to Monarcas midfielder Adrian Aldrete, deep in his own side of the field. But the Revs couldn't do anything after. We're still scoreless. If it stays this way the rest of the game, New England will be happy. All the Revs need is one point to finish in first place in their group, setting them up with a home game in the semi-finals of SuperLiga 2010.

--Midway through the first half, and we're scoreless at Gillette.

--Revolution midfielder Steve Ralston will announce his retirement prior to tonight's game. Stay right here for complete coverage of his post-game press conference.

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Here are the starting lineups for tonight's match between the New England Revolution and Monarcas Morelia at Gillette Stadium. It's the final match of the SuperLiga 2010 group stage. After wining the first two matches of the group stage, the Revs have already clinched a semi-final bid. The only thing at stake on Tuesday night is a semi-final game at home, which they can get with a point against Monarcas.

Revolution
GK -- Reis (captain)
DEF -- Tierney
DEF -- Sinovic
DEF -- Barnes
DEF -- Osei
MID --Mansally
MID -- Phelan
MID -- Niouky
MID -- Smith
FWD -- Perovic
FWD -- Dube

Monarcas
GK -- Urbina
DEF -- Garcia
DEF -- Romero (captain)
DEF -- Perez
MID -- Pineda
MID -- Noriega
MID -- Lozano
MID -- Aldrete
FWD -- Sansores
FWD -- Lugo
FWD -- Hernandez

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Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

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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.