Revs tie Union, 1-1, in preseason action

Revs tie Union, 1-1, in preseason action
February 4, 2014, 10:00 pm
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DELTONA, Florida -- The New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union played to a 1-1 draw in an MLS preseason scrimmage Tuesday.

Philly got things started with a goal by Jack McInerney in the second of three 30-minute periods.

Revs trialist Evan Melo tied things up in the 60th minute as the teams finished even on the afternoon.

It was the Revolution’s second 1-1 draw in preseason competition, following a similar score line against Swedish champs Malmo FF on Friday night.

New England coach Jay Heaps and Philadelphia manager John Hackworth agreed to play three 30-minute periods and both teams used the time frames to make liberal substitutions and use the majority of their available rosters. New England made almost an entire side change in the 45th minute – leaving in only two players – while Philadelphia swapped out their complete 11 every period.

The Revolution will play their third and final scrimmage during this Florida leg of their preseason training on Thursday, Feb. 6, when they host the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) at IMG Academy. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.