Toronto FC and Revolution play to scoreless tie

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Toronto FC and Revolution play to scoreless tie

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Toronto FC and the New England Revolution battled to a scoreless tie Wednesday night.

New England (3-7-5) ran its winless streak to five matches (0-4-1), while Toronto (2-5-9) extended its own winless slump to seven (0-2-5).

The Revolution had 11 corner kicks but could not put a shot past Toronto goalie Stefan Frei, who made two good saves on midfielder Shalrie Joseph in the 50th and 60th minutes. Joseph also sent a blast over the cross bar in the first minute of stoppage time.

Toronto couldn't solve Revs keeper Matt Reis, who watched Alan Gordon's header off of a Nathan Sturgis corner kick in the 85th minute sail wide left of the post.

New England, which has the fewest goals (11) in MLS this season, had two legitimate scoring chances in the first half a header by Rajko Lekic in the third minute and Chris Tierney's long drive from outside the penalty box in the 20th.

-- The Associated Press

Agudelo's two goals lead Revs past Minnesota 5-2 in home opener

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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.