Revs let one slip away against Crew, 3-1


Revs let one slip away against Crew, 3-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Defender Julius James scored the go-aheadgoal in the 75th minute and the Columbus Crew overcame ahalftime deficit again for a 3-1 victory over the New EnglandRevolution on Saturday night.James put in a header off a corner kick by Josh Gardner thatbounced past goalkeeper Matt Reis.The Crew (10-7-7) remained first in the Eastern Conference andimproved to a league-best 2-0-4 when trailing after 45 minutes.Benny Feilhaber gave the Revolution (4-11-9) the lead justbefore the break on an 18-yard strike after the Crew haddominated possession.Columbus got the equalizer in the 54th when New England defenderKevin Alston redirected the ball into his own net.Emilio Renteria added an insurance goal in the 81st minute whenhe was unmarked 6 yards in front of the goal for an easy scoreafter taking a pass from Robbie Rogers.

Agudelo's two goals lead Revs past Minnesota 5-2 in home opener


Agudelo's two goals lead Revs past Minnesota 5-2 in home opener

Juan Agudelo scored two goals to lead the Revolution to a 5-2 victory over Minnesota United in New England's home opener before 11,571 Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

Agudelo scored in the fourth and 41st minutes as the Revs - held to one goal in their first two games - picked up their first points of the season after opening with losses in Colorado and Dallas.

New England's original home opener, two weeks ago against Orlando, was postponed by cold weather. 

After Collen Warner's goal in the 15th minute tied it for expansion Minnesota, Kei Kamara (21st minute) and Lee Nguyen (penalty kick in the 32nd) made it 3-1 before Agudelo completed a four-goal outburst in the first half with his second goal of the game.

Nguyen's tally moved him into a tie with Steve Ralston for second place on the Revs career goals list with his 42nd. They trail Taylor Twellman (101).

Chris Tierney, playing in his 200th MLS game, all with the Revs, capped the scoring with a penalty-kick goal in the 52nd minute.

The Revs next play Sunday, April 2 on the road against the Portland Timbers.