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).

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.