Revs take home opener, first win


Revs take home opener, first win

FOXBORO -- It took three games, but the New England Revolution scored their first goal of the regular season on Saturday, and in the process, picked up their first win of the 2012 campaign, defeating the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Saer Sene scored the only goal of the game, just 28 seconds in, as he headed a Chris Tierney aerial pass from the left wing. Sene was going hard to the net and re-directed Tierney's ball off the cross-bar and in.

That would be all the Revs needed, and they now stand at 1-2 on the season.

Stay right here for post game reaction from Revolution players and coach Jay Heaps.

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.