Revs look to defend home turf

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Revs look to defend home turf

The New England Revolution have been at their best when they're at Gillette Stadium, and they'll look to put together a two-game winning streak on Saturday night at home against the Houston Dynamo.

The Revs are coming off a 4-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC last Saturday at Gillette Stadium. It marked New England's third home win of the season. Entering Saturday's match with the Dynamo, the Revolution are 3-1 in their own building.

Both New England and Houston enter the match tied for fifth place in the Eastern Conference (out of 10), with 12 points.

Jay Heaps' squad is looking for their third-straight win at home, and their fifth of the season, but they'll have to do it without midfielder Clyde Simms, who will miss Saturday's match with left ankle tendonitis, after having started in all 10 of the Revolution's games this season.

Also listed as "out" on the Revs' injury report is Sainey Nyassi (hamstring), Jeremiah White (concussion), Flo Lechner (metatarsal fracture), and Zak Boggs (ankle).

Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders

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Highlights: Revs earn 2-1 win over Sounders

Highlights from Gillette Stadium as the New England Revolution went down early but came back to get the 2-1 victory over Seattle.

'Femi's fresh legs changed the tide' in Revs 2-1 over Sounders

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'Femi's fresh legs changed the tide' in Revs 2-1 over Sounders

Jays Heaps joins Revs Postgame Live to discuss his team being able to pull off the 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders.

Femi's goal gives Revolution 2-1 win over Sounders

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Femi's goal gives Revolution 2-1 win over Sounders

It's the Femi show in New England these days. 

The New England Revolution played out 2-1 winners against the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium thanks to a late goal by rookie substitute Femi Hollinger-Janzen. The goal was his second in the Revs' past three games.

With the match knotted at one in the 80th minute, Femi, who entered the game four minutes earlier, received a toe poke pass from Lee Nguyen about 20 yards from goal. The rookie nearly fell over when taking his first touch, but regained his balance before blasting a low strike through traffic inside Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei's left post.

Seattle, missing Clint Dempsey and Nelson Valdez to international duty, jumped out to an early lead in the seventh minute thanks to homegrown product Aaron Kovar. Kovar, starting for the third time in the past four games, netted his first professional goal when he corralled a poor punch from Revs keeper Bobby Shuttleworth at the top of the box, crossed up a defender as he brought the ball down to his right foot, and slotted home inside the left post.

The Revolution equalized in the 24th minute thanks to a Lee Nguyen penalty.