Revs and Rapids play to 0-0 draw


Revs and Rapids play to 0-0 draw

By Danny Picard

FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution had multiple scoring chances on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium but failed to finish on any of them, and wound up playing to a 0-0 draw with the Colorado Rapids.

Both Shalrie Joseph and Benny Feilhaber had high-quality scoring chances right out front of the net, but neither could convert.

Joseph attempted a header from the left post in the 57th minute that was saved by Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens, who robbed Joseph with his right hand.

In the 74th minute, Feilhaber hit the cross-bar from out front, after receiving a perfect pass from Sainey Nyassi, who took the ball all the way down into the right corner of the field.

It marks the Revolution's fourth draw of the season.

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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.