Revs hope momentum travels


Revs hope momentum travels

The New England Revolution wish they could stay home for a few more games, but instead will have to try and carry their latest momentum boost onto the road.

Jay Heaps' squad picked up its first win of the season last Saturday, defeating the Portland Timbers 1-0 at Gillette Stadium.

Now, the Revs hit the road for two more games, before returning home on April 14 against D.C. United.

Until then, New England takes on the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center Saturday, followed by a match next Thursday in Dallas.

The bad thing for the Revs is that they're an awful road team, as they've won just two of their last 32 regular-season road games. The good thing is that both Los Angeles and Dallas have the same number of wins as them, which is one.

New England enters Saturday night's game against LA with a 1-2 record, while the Galaxy is 1-1. Like the Revolution, Dallas has played three games, but is 1-1-1.

One area the Revolution would like to improve in -- especially on the road -- is goal scoring. While the Revs have the same number of wins as the next two teams they'll play, they have only scored one goal in three matches. Meanwhile, Los Angeles has scored four goals in two games, and Dallas has scored four goals in three games.

New England's defense may have dodged a bullet, as defender Kevin Alston (nasal fracture) is listed as "probable" on the team's injury report, Friday. Alston was kicked in the face on Saturday against Portland, but it looks as if he'll play this Saturday against Los Angeles.

John Lozano (hip) is listed as "doubtful" and Zak Boggs (ankle), Benny Feilhaber (peroneal strain), and Sainey Nyassi (hamstring) have all been ruled out for Saturday.

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


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.