Revolution still looking for scoring touch


Revolution still looking for scoring touch

By Danny Picard Follow @dannypicard
BOSTON The New England Revolution will be looking to score their first goal since May 21 on Friday night at Red Bull Arena as they travel to New York to take on the Red Bulls.

New England has lost three consecutive MLS matches, with its latest being a 1-0 loss in Dallas on Saturday. Coming with those losses has been the inability to put the ball in the back of the net, something the Revolution have done only twice in their last six games.

This week at practice, the Revs once again focused on possession. They just hope that this time, the work carries over onto the scoreboard Friday night.

Weve been trying to concentrate on possession a lot this week, said Revolution coach Steve Nicol. Not anymore than we normally do, but just trying to emphasize that if we do possess it, then we will create chances.

Those possessions and chances will once again come without midfielder Benny Feilhaber, who will most likely miss a couple more weeks after spraining his right ankle. It continues to be a tough loss, considering that forward Marko Perovic is now out for the season after knee surgery.

The Red Bulls wont have their complete roster on Friday night, either.

Juan Agudelo (United States), Dwayne De Rosario (Canada), Rafa Marquez (Mexico), Tim Ream (United States), and Dane Richards (Jamaica) are all currently playing for their national teams in the 2011 Gold Cup.

It should give the Revs a little more confidence going into Fridays game with the Red Bulls, who are in second-place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points. The Revs have 13 points, which puts them in sixth place in the East.

The Revolution made a few roster moves prior to Fridays game, waiving midfielder Michael Augustine on Wednesday, and signing midfielder Ryan Guy from Irelands Saint Patricks Athletic on Thursday.

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Late goal gives Orlando City 2-2 draw with Revolution


Late goal gives Orlando City 2-2 draw with Revolution

FOXBORO -- Carlos Rivas tied it in the 90th minute and Orlando City survived New England's late chances in a 2-2 tie with the Revolution on Saturday night.

Rivas finished Cyle Larin's cross with a left-footed shot from the center of the box, and Orlando City goalkeeper Joe Bendik saved Donald Smith's close-range shot moments later. The Revs' Juan Agudelo hit the crossbar with a header in the final minute.

Agudelo entered as a substitute in 70th and scored on his first touch a minute later to give the Revolution (1-2-7) a 2-1 lead.

The Revolution opened the scoring in the seventh minute on Diego Fagundez's right-footed blast. Kevin Molino tied it for Orlando City (2-2-4) with a left-footed smash off a loose ball in the 30th minute.