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ORLANDO, Fla. Rookie Ryan Kinne and captain Shalrie Joseph each scored a goal, lifting the New England Revolution to a 2-0 exhibition win over the University of Central Florida Friday night at the UCF Track and Soccer Complex.
The match was the first of six scheduled preseason contests for the Revs as they prepare for their 2011 regular-season opener against the LA Galaxy on March 20.
Kinne currently unsigned after being selected in the third round of the MLS SuperDraft scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 36th minute with a deflected 20-yard blast. Joseph added an insurance goal in the 61st minute when he finished Chris Tierneys set-piece service.
The Revolutions stay in Orlando will continue with a training session on Sunday morning, to be followed by a match against the U.S. Under-17 National Team at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21.
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.
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