Revs to face D.C. United without Joseph


Revs to face D.C. United without Joseph

New England Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph has trained all week with his club, but he won't be available for Saturday's match against D.C. United at Gillette Stadium.

Joseph was told by Major League Soccer's Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday, that upon further review of his tackle on FC Dallas midfielder Ricardo Villar last Thurday, he would be suspended for one game.

The Revs fell to FC Dallas 1-0 and enter Saturday's match with a 2-3 record against a D.C. United team that has a 1-2-2 record.

Joseph is just one of two Revolution players who has played in every minute of New England's five regular-season games in 2012. The other player is goalkeeper Matt Reis.

With Joseph out, the Revolution will need Reis to be at the top of his game, even though D.C. United has been shut out in three of its first five games this season.

D.C. United has scored five goals on the year, and four of those came in a 4-1 win over FC Dallas two weeks ago. But last year's league MVP -- Dwayne De Rosario -- has yet to score in five games, after finishing last season with 16 goals and 12 assists.

--New England has listed Reis (knee), Kevin Alston (hamstring), and Clyde Simms (calf) as probable, while Benny Feilhaber (peroneal strain) is listed as questionable. Zak Boggs (ankle), Flo Lechner (metatarsal fracture), Sainey Nyassi (hamstring), and Jeremiah White (headache) have been ruled out.

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


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.