Revs return to action against Red Bulls

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Revs return to action against Red Bulls

FOXBORO -- After two big wins to end the month of March, the New England Revolution dropped two straight games, thanks to late goals against at the hands of FC Dallas on April 5, and D.C. United on April 14.

The Revs had a bye weekend last weekend, and haven't played since that April 14 loss to D.C. United. They'll get back to work on Saturday afternoon in a nationally-televised showdown in New York against the Red Bulls.

New England enters the match as the eighth-place team (out of 10) in the Eastern Conference with a 2-4-0 record, while New York stands in third place in the East with a 3-3-1 record.

After losing their first two games of the regular season, the Red Bulls went on to rattle off three straight wins, but enter Saturday's match coming off a tie and a loss.

If the Revs can get back in the win column on Saturday, they'll be just one point behind the Red Bulls in the standings.

New England will have to do that without Flo Lechner, Sainey Nyassi, Jeremiah White, and Zak Boggs, who have all been ruled out with injures. Ryan Guy and Blake Brettschneider are listed as questionable on the Revolution's injury report.

On a positive note for New England, captain Shalrie Joseph is eligible to return from his suspension.

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

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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.