Revolution-Sounders preview


Revolution-Sounders preview

By Danny Picard Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO The New England Revolution know what lies ahead.

They realize that five of their next six games are on the road. And theyre well aware that theyre 0-5-2 away from Gillette Stadium this season.

The Revolution look to pick up their first road win of the season on Sunday afternoon in Seattle, against the Western Conferences second-place Sounders FC, after having seven days off.

The Sounders have 28 points this season, with a 7-4-7 record, while the Revs are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with only 15 points, and a 3-7-6 record.

While New England is winless in its last six games with two draws and four losses, Seattle hasnt lost since May 25, and is 3-0-2 in its last five matches. In order for the Revs to break their own skid and the Sounders streak, theyre going to have to put the ball in the net, which was once again the main focus at practice all week.

New England coach Steve Nicol believes his teams desperation to score goals and get a win will eventually work in their favor.

I think anybodys whos been here the last few games, can see that the effort and the commitment and attitude is spot on, said Nicol. Everybodys left it on the field by the
end of the game. So I think that tells you all you need to know about the psyche of the team. Everybodys desperate to do well, and were putting everything into it.

-- Heres a look at New Englands latest injury report, as of Friday:

Ryan Cochrane (L hamstring strain)
Benny Feilhaber (R ankle sprain)

Ousmane Dabo (R quadriceps strain)
Alan Koger (L Ankle Contusion)

Chris Tierney (L foot contusion)

-- OUT:
Didier Domi (R Achilles tendonitis)
Kheli Dube (whiplash)
Stephen McCarthy (L Shoulder Subluxation)
Marko Perovic (L knee surgery)

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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.