Revs to face D.C. United without Joseph

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Revs to face D.C. United without Joseph

New England Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph has trained all week with his club, but he won't be available for Saturday's match against D.C. United at Gillette Stadium.

Joseph was told by Major League Soccer's Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday, that upon further review of his tackle on FC Dallas midfielder Ricardo Villar last Thurday, he would be suspended for one game.

The Revs fell to FC Dallas 1-0 and enter Saturday's match with a 2-3 record against a D.C. United team that has a 1-2-2 record.

Joseph is just one of two Revolution players who has played in every minute of New England's five regular-season games in 2012. The other player is goalkeeper Matt Reis.

With Joseph out, the Revolution will need Reis to be at the top of his game, even though D.C. United has been shut out in three of its first five games this season.

D.C. United has scored five goals on the year, and four of those came in a 4-1 win over FC Dallas two weeks ago. But last year's league MVP -- Dwayne De Rosario -- has yet to score in five games, after finishing last season with 16 goals and 12 assists.

--New England has listed Reis (knee), Kevin Alston (hamstring), and Clyde Simms (calf) as probable, while Benny Feilhaber (peroneal strain) is listed as questionable. Zak Boggs (ankle), Flo Lechner (metatarsal fracture), Sainey Nyassi (hamstring), and Jeremiah White (headache) have been ruled out.

Ola Kamara scores twice as Crew beat Revs, 2-0

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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.