Revs offense sinks Whitecaps, 4-1

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Revs offense sinks Whitecaps, 4-1

FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution scored four unanswered goals on Saturday night to get back on the winning track by defeating Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 4-1, at Gillette Stadium.

Vancouver's Eric Hassli gave his team an early 1-0 lead in the fifth minute, but New England quickly answered, thanks to Lee Nguyen's first of two goals, in the sixth minute.

Nguyen wasn't just scoring on Saturday night against his former Whitecaps club, he was also dishing. Saer Sene scored the eventual game-winner in the 24th minute, putting the Revs up 2-1 as he received a nice pass down inside the box from Nguyen, and Sene buried it low for the lead.

Shalrie Joseph made it 3-1 in the 33rd minute, as he finished a play from the middle of the box, after a Vancouver defender intercepted Sene's attempted pass out front from the right wing. Joseph stepped up to the loose ball, and put it home for the two-goal cushion.

The Revs weren't done just yet, as Nguyen added his second goal of the night in the 72nd minute, as he buried a deep shot from the left wing, outside of the box. Nguyen took a throw-in, knocked it down once with his foot, let it bounce, and booted it out of mid-air, and it ended up going top shelf, topping off one heck of a night for Nguyen and the Revs.

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

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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.