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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The New England Revolution completed their 11-day preseason trip here by defeating FC Dallas, 1-0, Wednesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The Revolution went into Wednesdays game without starters Shalrie Joseph and Kevin Alston after the pair was sent back to New England because of disciplinary reasons. The Revs were also missing Marko Perovic (tight right adductor).
Sainey Nyassi scored the game's only goal in the 10th minute. Second-year forward Zack Schilawski controlled the ball in the middle field and sprayed it wide right to Nyassi, who burst past his defender before driving a shot inside the far post, off the fingertips of sprawling FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz.
The Revs were 3-0, with all three victories coming via shutout, in Orlando. They will return home briefly before departing for Kennesaw, GA, where they'll train from March 3-13. They will play the Columbus Crew on March 6 and March 9, and the Houston Dynamo on March 13.
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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.