Revs and Rapids play to 0-0 draw


Revs and Rapids play to 0-0 draw

By Danny Picard

FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution had multiple scoring chances on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium but failed to finish on any of them, and wound up playing to a 0-0 draw with the Colorado Rapids.

Both Shalrie Joseph and Benny Feilhaber had high-quality scoring chances right out front of the net, but neither could convert.

Joseph attempted a header from the left post in the 57th minute that was saved by Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens, who robbed Joseph with his right hand.

In the 74th minute, Feilhaber hit the cross-bar from out front, after receiving a perfect pass from Sainey Nyassi, who took the ball all the way down into the right corner of the field.

It marks the Revolution's fourth draw of the season.

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Agudelo's two goals lead Revs past Minnesota 5-2 in home opener


Agudelo's two goals lead Revs past Minnesota 5-2 in home opener

Juan Agudelo scored two goals to lead the Revolution to a 5-2 victory over Minnesota United in New England's home opener before 11,571 Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

Agudelo scored in the fourth and 41st minutes as the Revs - held to one goal in their first two games - picked up their first points of the season after opening with losses in Colorado and Dallas.

New England's original home opener, two weeks ago against Orlando, was postponed by cold weather. 

After Collen Warner's goal in the 15th minute tied it for expansion Minnesota, Kei Kamara (21st minute) and Lee Nguyen (penalty kick in the 32nd) made it 3-1 before Agudelo completed a four-goal outburst in the first half with his second goal of the game.

Nguyen's tally moved him into a tie with Steve Ralston for second place on the Revs career goals list with his 42nd. They trail Taylor Twellman (101).

Chris Tierney, playing in his 200th MLS game, all with the Revs, capped the scoring with a penalty-kick goal in the 52nd minute.

The Revs next play Sunday, April 2 on the road against the Portland Timbers.