Revs look to remain unbeaten on homestand


Revs look to remain unbeaten on homestand

BOSTON -- Don't look now, but the New England Revolution haven't lost since May 26. And they look to win their second straight match on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium against Toronto FC, marking their final game of a three-game home stand.

The Revs are coming off a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls last weekend, and have now gone five games without losing.

All of that has put New England in sixth place in the Eastern Conference (out of 10) with 22 points and a 6-7-4 record. Based on records, the Revolution should be able to take care of Toronto on Saturday night and extend their league-leading unbeaten streak.

Toronto enters Saturday's match at Gillette Stadium as the last place team in the East, with 13 points and a 3-11-4 record. Its 13 points is the lowest in the entire MLS, and its three wins ties with the Western Conference's FC Dallas for lowest win total in the league.

Also going for New England on Saturday is that it has only lost one game, out of nine, at home this season. As for Toronto, it only has one win in nine road games this season.

The Revs don't have any major injuries entering Saturday's match. They'll be without Alec Purdie (ankle), while Jose Moreno (ankle) and Zak Boggs (ankle) are listed as questionable. Tim Murray (knee) is probable, as of Friday.

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.