Revs in Dallas, looking for third straight win


Revs in Dallas, looking for third straight win

After losing their first two games of the 2012 season, the New England Revolution used a huge 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy last weekend to get back to .500, and moving them up to fifth place (out of 10) in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Revs lost their first two games -- in San Jose and Kansas City -- but then followed that up by defeating the Portland Timbers at home and the Galaxy in LA, marking their first back-to-back wins since 2010.

New England remains on the road for a match against FC Dallas on Thursday night. And FC Dallas is a team that's looking for its firs win since their season opener. Dallas enters Thursday's match with a 1-2-1 record and is the seventh-place team (out of nine) in the Western Conference.

Dallas will be without Jair Benitez and Daniel Hernandez, who are both suspended for Thursday night's game. Dallas will also be without 2010 league MVP David Ferreira, who is out for 6-8 weeks after having foot surgery.

The Revolution will be without defender Kevin Alston (hamstring), Benny Feilhaber (peroneal strain), John Lozano (hip flexor), Zak Boggs (ankle) and Sainey Nyassi (hamstring).

Following their match with Dallas, the Revs return home on April 14 to host D.C. United.

Lee Nguyen, Teal Bunbury help Revolution beat Galaxy 4-3


Lee Nguyen, Teal Bunbury help Revolution beat Galaxy 4-3

Teal Bunbury scored twice, Diego Fagundez had three assists and the New England Revolution beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-3 on Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Bunbury gave New England (6-9-5) a 3-2 lead in the 70th. His pass down the right side led Kelyn Rowe, who played a perfect cross to a charging Bunbury for a header from the top of the 6-yard box.

Lee Nguyen opened the scoring for Revolution in the 16th, but Daniel Steres tied it in the 22nd. Kei Kamara put New England back on top going into halftime, and Steres made it 2-2 in the 53rd minute.

Bunbury's second goal put New England up 4-2 in the 73rd and Ariel Lassiter added a goal for the Galaxy in the 79th.

Los Angeles (6-10-4) has lost five in a row and has just one win in its last eight games.