Revs defeat Wizards, 1-0, in home finale

Revs defeat Wizards, 1-0, in home finale

By Danny Picard

FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution played their last home game on Saturday night, and made the best of it, defeating the Kansas City Wizards, 1-0, at Gillette Stadium.

Shalrie Joseph points finger at himself for frustrating year

Marko Perovic was named 2010 Revolution MVP prior to the game, but captain Shalrie Joseph was the hero on this night.

Joseph scored the only goal of the game, in the 31st minute, after he received a deep pass from midfielder Chris Tierney. Joseph tapped the pass past Wizards goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen with his head, and was then able to put the ball into the open net for the 1-0 lead, and eventual win.

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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.