Revs blow two leads, draw with Real Salt Lake, 3-3

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Revs blow two leads, draw with Real Salt Lake, 3-3

SANDY, Utah (AP) Fabian Espindola scored the tying goal in the 83rd minute to give Real Salt Lake a 3-3 draw with the New England Revolution on Monday night.

RSL defender Nat Borchers was shown a red card and ejected in the 3rd minute after he took down Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber from behind in the box.Rajko Lekic took the ensuing penalty kick and blasted it into the upper left corner of the net to give New England (3-8-7) a 1-0 lead.Chris Tiereny made it 2-0 in the 16th minute.RSL coach Jason Kreis never felt doubt that his team could dig itself out of that hole produced by going down a man."As a coach you have a lot of faith in your group," Kreis said. "We've been through so many situations. We've been together so long, we've been through just about situation. Maybe not that one, but just about every other type. That's why I felt like we were going to get through this."Will Johnson tapped in a rebound in the 14th minute for RSL (7-3-6) and Alvaro Saborio tied it in the 56th minute for the Revolution on a penalty kick.Shalrie Joseph put New England up in the 63rd minute."It's kind of frustrating we were not able to hang onto the lead," said Joseph, after the Revolution blew leads of 2-0 and 3-2 during the course of the match. "That's our season so far. We just haven't been good enough so many times."Kreis was pleased with the effort of his team to get back in the game and snatch a point when the odds seemed to be against them."It was a wild and crazy game," Kreis said. "In the end, I guess the fireworks were out there on the field tonight even before (the fireworks show) after the game."It cemented a Salt Lake comeback coach Steve Nicol thought should never have occurred."We threw two points away," Nicol said.-- The Associated Press

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.