Revs' Nguyen wins MLS Player of the Week honor


Revs' Nguyen wins MLS Player of the Week honor

FOXBORO-- Lee Nguyen, a midfielder for the New England Revolution, was voted Major League Soccers player of the week following his two-goal, one-assist performance in the Revolutions 4-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Gillette Stadium last Saturday.

The Major League Soccer player of the week is selected each week by a panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

Nguyen, who was waived by Vancouver one week before the start of the 2012 season, scored the game-tying goal in the sixth minute, and then struck for a stunning half-volley from distance off a throw-in in the 72nd minute. His second goal is one of five nominees for MLS goal of the week.

He also earned an assist on Saer Senes goal in the 24th minute when his through pass split Vancouvers defense and allowed Sene a one-on-one chance against the goalkeeper.

Nguyen not only scored his first goal in MLS on Saturday night, but he also had his first multiple-point outing of his MLS career.

Nguyens player of the week nod is his first in MLS, and the Revolutions first of the 2012 season. Its also the clubs first weekly honor since Week 2 of the 2010 season.

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.