Revs to stage soccerboxing doubleheader at Gillette


Revs to stage soccerboxing doubleheader at Gillette

FOXBORO Framingham native "Irish" Danny O'Connor will head the first-ever professional boxing card -- which will be part of a soccerboxing doubleheader -- at Gillette Stadium, beginning at approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12.

The card will be begin at the conclusion of the Revolution-Montreal match, which begins at 7 p.m.

OConnor, an avid Revolution fan, is 17-1 and a former two-time national amateur champion. He was an alternate for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team in 2008.

I'm honored and proud to be able to fight in front of the New England Revolution supporters. They are the epitome of loyal fans and I'm proud to be part of the Revs family," said OConnor.

Also appearing on the three-bout card will be Boston Police Officer and former New England Golden Gloves champ Billy Traft, who will face Hulls mixed martial arts standout John Downey in Trafts second pro fight. An additional four-round bout is yet to be announced.

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


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.