Revs to open 2013 against Chicago Fire

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Revs to open 2013 against Chicago Fire

The New England Revolution will officially kick off their 2013 campaign in Week 2 when they travel to Chicago on Saturday, March 9 after a bye in Week 1, the team announced on Monday.
New England split their season series with the Fire in 2012, losing 2-1 on August 18 in Chicago and winning 1-0 on October 20 in Foxboro.
The Revs also revealed the date of their 2013 home opener, a March 23 contest against FC Dallas. In the only meeting of 2012 between these two teams, New England fell, 1-0, in Dallas.

Own goal gives Revolution 2-2 draw with DC United

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Own goal gives Revolution 2-2 draw with DC United

The New England Revolution took advantage of an own goal early in the second half to earn a 2-2 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.

D.C. conceded a corner kick in the 48th minute and Kelyn Rowe got two attempts. D.C. cleared the first one beyond the end line but on the second Antonio Mlinar Delamea put his head on the ball, directing it into defender Sean Franklin and deflecting past keeper Bill Hamid.

New England (2-3-3) opened the scoring in the fifth minute. Kei Kamara had a perfect cross to Lee Nguyen, who headed the ball down toward Hamid's feet, just squeezing it inside the post for his fourth goal.

D.C. (2-3-2), which had just four goals this season and had been shutout four times, scored twice in quick succession. Jared Jeffrey pounced on a ball New England failed to clear and hammered home a big shot past Cody Cooper from the top of the box. That came in the 26th and just two minutes later Sebastien Le Toux beat Cooper to the ball after a nice lead from Lloyd Sam and chipped the ball over Cooper. It was the first goals for both players.

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