Revolution loss officially eliminates playoff hopes

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Revolution loss officially eliminates playoff hopes

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO --Its official, the New England Revolution will not be goingto the postseason. Saturday nights 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders ended anyhope that the Revs had of mathematically getting in, even though it was a longshot anyways.

Diego Fagundez put the Revolution up 1-0 in the 35th minuteon Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, but Fredy Montero and the SeattleSounders answered one minute later, and it was all downhill from there, asMontero added another in the 47th minute to hand the Revs a 2-1 loss.

Both teams went into the half tied at 1-1, but Montero tookadvantage of a loose ball in the opening minutes of the second half, and beatRevolution goalkeeper Matt Reis to put the Sounders up 2-1, which was a leadthey would keep the rest of the night.

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Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders

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Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders

Highlights from Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution went down early but came back to get the 2-1 victory over Seattle.

'Femi's fresh legs changed the tide' in Revs 2-1 over Sounders

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'Femi's fresh legs changed the tide' in Revs 2-1 over Sounders

Jays Heaps joins Revs Postgame Live to discuss his team being able to pull off the 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders.

Femi's goal gives Revolution 2-1 win over Sounders

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Femi's goal gives Revolution 2-1 win over Sounders

It's the Femi show in New England these days. 

The New England Revolution played out 2-1 winners against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium thanks to a late goal by rookie substitute Femi Hollinger-Janzen. The goal was his second in the Revs' past three games.

With the match knotted at one in the 80th minute, Femi, who entered the game four minutes earlier, received a toe poke pass from Lee Nguyen about 20 yards from goal. The rookie nearly fell over when taking his first touch, but regained his balance before blasting a low strike through traffic inside Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei's left post.

Seattle, missing Clint Dempsey and Nelson Valdez to international duty, jumped out to an early lead in the seventh minute thanks to homegrown product Aaron Kovar. Kovar, starting for the third time in the past four games, netted his first professional goal when he corralled a poor punch from Revs keeper Bobby Shuttleworth at the top of the box, crossed up a defender as he brought the ball down to his right foot, and slotted home inside the left post.

The Revolution equalized in the 24th minute thanks to a Lee Nguyen penalty.