Revs snap losing streak, beat Rapids 2-1

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Revs snap losing streak, beat Rapids 2-1

FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution snapped a three-game losing skid on Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium, securing a halftime lead and defeating the Colorado Rapids 2-1.
The Rapids got on the board first, in the 21st minute, when Jaime Castrillon headed a corner kick past Revs goalkeeper Matt Reis from the near post.
But New England quickly battled back, and saw goals from Saer Sene in the 28th minute, and Fernando Cardenas in the 39th minute.
Sene finished off a series of passes that began with a deep Clyde Simms cross-field lob pass from the right wing. Stephen McCarthy headed Simms' pass out front to Sene, who then kicked it in while falling to the ground to tie the game at 1-1.
Just over 10 minutes later, Cardenas lofted a shot with his left foot over the hand of leaping Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens, which ended up being the game-winner.

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.