Pride on the line when Revs host 'Quakes


Pride on the line when Revs host 'Quakes

By Danny Picard Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard

FOXBORO -- Three-game home stands are usually beneficial, but for the New England Revolution, the next two matches at Gillette Stadium dont mean much.

The Revs have officially been eliminated from the postseason with their loss last
weekend to the Seattle Sounders. New England players made it known after that loss, that the remaining three games on the teams schedule will be about keeping their jobs and their pride.

Saturday nights game at Gillette Stadium will mean just as much to the visiting San Jose Earthquakes, as they were also eliminated from postseason contention last weekend.

Goalkeeper Matt Reis (hamstring) and defender A.J. Soares (ankle) are both ruled out
for Saturday nights match against the Earthquakes, with Soares being shut down for the season.

Zak Boggs (hip), Rajko Lekic (ankle), Stephen McCarthy (shoulder), Ryan Kinne (nasal
fracture), and Sainey Nyassi (hamstring) will also be out of action on Saturday, while
Kevin Alston and Monsef Zerka were upgraded to probable on Friday.

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Ola Kamara scores twice as Crew beat Revs, 2-0


Ola Kamara scores twice as Crew beat Revs, 2-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ola Kamara scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season and the Columbus Crew beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Sunday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. 

Columbus (7-11-11), which played in the 2015 MLS Cup, is ninth in the Eastern Conference, but only five points behind D.C. United for the final playoff spot. New England (9-13-9) is seventh, one point back. 

In the 42nd minute, Kamara slid a shot through the legs of defender Darrius Barnes and it got past a diving Brad Knighton. Kamara added a penalty-kick goal in the 84th after he was nudged from behind by London Woodberry. 

Kamara has scored five times in the last three games and leads all MLS newcomers for goals scored this season. He trails New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips by five goals for the MLS Golden Boot. 

Revolution forward Kei Kamara made his return to Mapfre Stadium after being traded from the Crew in May. 

Rowe scores twice, Revolution beat Impact, 3-1

Rowe scores twice, Revolution beat Impact, 3-1

MONTREAL - Kai Kamara scored in the first minute and Kelyn Rowe added two goals to help the New England Revolution beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 on Saturday night.

The Revolution (9-12-9), who lost to Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup final this week, posted a third straight win in Major League Soccer play with only their second road victory of the season. New England moved two points behind fifth-place Montreal in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Didier Drogba scored on a penalty for Montreal (9-9-4), which has only one win in seven games. Perhaps more alarmingly, the Impact are 0-3-1 and have conceded 11 goals in their last four home games.