A tale of two streaks


A tale of two streaks

The Columbus Crew will be missing at least seven players due to injury on Saturday night, giving the New England Revolution an even better chance to continue their momentum while at Gillette Stadium.

After having a bye weekend last weekend, the Revs get back to action on Saturday night in their second straight match at home. They're coming off an impressive 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire on June 2 at Gillette Stadium, and enter Saturday's match against the Crew with a 4-1-1 record at home.

Going against New England would be Columbus' victorious past in Foxborough, where the Revolution haven't defeated the Crew since 2006.

If the Revs are going to break that losing skid at home to the Crew, they'll have to do it without the availability of Ryan Guy (calf), Tim Murray (knee) and Zak Boggs (ankle), who have all been ruled out.

Clyde Simms (ankle) and Sainey Nyassi (hamstring) are questionable, along with Michael Roach (adductor).

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.