Revs snap losing streak, beat Rapids 2-1


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.

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


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.