Revs hope momentum travels


Revs hope momentum travels

The New England Revolution wish they could stay home for a few more games, but instead will have to try and carry their latest momentum boost onto the road.

Jay Heaps' squad picked up its first win of the season last Saturday, defeating the Portland Timbers 1-0 at Gillette Stadium.

Now, the Revs hit the road for two more games, before returning home on April 14 against D.C. United.

Until then, New England takes on the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center Saturday, followed by a match next Thursday in Dallas.

The bad thing for the Revs is that they're an awful road team, as they've won just two of their last 32 regular-season road games. The good thing is that both Los Angeles and Dallas have the same number of wins as them, which is one.

New England enters Saturday night's game against LA with a 1-2 record, while the Galaxy is 1-1. Like the Revolution, Dallas has played three games, but is 1-1-1.

One area the Revolution would like to improve in -- especially on the road -- is goal scoring. While the Revs have the same number of wins as the next two teams they'll play, they have only scored one goal in three matches. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has scored four goals in two games, and Dallas has scored four goals in three games.

New England's defense may have dodged a bullet, as defender Kevin Alston (nasal fracture) is listed as "probable" on the team's injury report, Friday. Alston was kicked in the face on Saturday against Portland, but it looks as if he'll play this Saturday against Los Angeles.

John Lozano (hip) is listed as "doubtful" and Zak Boggs (ankle), Benny Feilhaber (peroneal strain), and Sainey Nyassi (hamstring) have all been ruled out for Saturday.

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.