Revolution defeat Dallas 2-0


Revolution defeat Dallas 2-0

By Danny Picard Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO --The New England Revolution snapped a seven-game winless skidwith a 2-0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, thanks togoals from Shalrie Joseph in the 14th minute, and Rajko Lekic in the 85thminute.

Joseph finished a header early on from out front, afterMoncef Zerka and Milton Caraglio moved the ball nicely down the right wing.Caraglio made a nifty drop pass to Zerka, who then put it out front to Joseph,leading to the 1-0 advantage.

Lekic added the dagger in the final minutes, after finishinga corner kick from the far post.

It marks New Englands first win since July 20.

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Accam, Fire eliminate Revolution from playoff contention


Accam, Fire eliminate Revolution from playoff contention

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - David Accam scored in the 80th minute and the Chicago Fire eliminated the New England Revolution from playoff contention with a 2-1 victory Sunday.

Chicago (7-16-10), already out of the playoff race, won for the first time since Sept. 3. New England (10-14-9) lost for just the second time in its last six games.

Michael de Leeuw opened the scoring in the ninth minute for Chicago. Brandon Vincent rolled a cross into the area and an open De Leeuw redirected it home at the near post. Accam scored his ninth goal of the season when he raced to Jonathan Campbell through ball and finished on a one-on-one opportunity.

New England tied it in the 43rd minute on Diego Fagundez's shot from distance.

There were two red cards in the second half. Luis Solignac was given a straight red for Chicago in the 54th minute after tripping London Woodberry with his studs up. In the 73rd minute, New England goalkeeper Brad Knighton was sent off for taking down Accam in a goal scoring opportunity.