Revolution loss officially eliminates playoff hopes


Revolution loss officially eliminates playoff hopes

By Danny Picard 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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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.