Revs eye revenge against D.C. United


Revs eye revenge against D.C. United

After back-to-back home games, the New England Revolution hit the road on Saturday night, as they travel to RFK Stadium to take on D.C. United.

United have already handed the Revolution a loss this season. In fact, the Revs' 2-1 loss on April 14 at Gillette Stadium marks the only home loss of the season for New England.

The Revs enter Saturday's rematch as the sixth-place team in the Eastern Conference with 13 points and a 4-6-1 record. They're only 1-5 on the road this season, which isn't a good thing against a D.C. United club that enters Saturday's match with a 5-1-2 record at home.

"If you can get points on the road, its great, said Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis. Were going to have to play a perfect game to get those points. I think were definitely capable of it. Weve shown the past couple weeks that were playing good soccer."

The United enter the game as the second-place team in the East with 24 points, just two points behind the conference-leading New York Red Bulls. But the Revs are hoping that they can pick up at least a point in their third straight game, after playing to a 2-2 draw with Houston last weekend, and defeating Vancouver 4-1 the game before.

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.