Revs' Nguyen wins MLS Player of the Week honor


Revs' Nguyen wins MLS Player of the Week honor

FOXBORO-- Lee Nguyen, a midfielder for the New England Revolution, was voted Major League Soccers player of the week following his two-goal, one-assist performance in the Revolutions 4-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Gillette Stadium last Saturday.

The Major League Soccer player of the week is selected each week by a panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

Nguyen, who was waived by Vancouver one week before the start of the 2012 season, scored the game-tying goal in the sixth minute, and then struck for a stunning half-volley from distance off a throw-in in the 72nd minute. His second goal is one of five nominees for MLS goal of the week.

He also earned an assist on Saer Senes goal in the 24th minute when his through pass split Vancouvers defense and allowed Sene a one-on-one chance against the goalkeeper.

Nguyen not only scored his first goal in MLS on Saturday night, but he also had his first multiple-point outing of his MLS career.

Nguyens player of the week nod is his first in MLS, and the Revolutions first of the 2012 season. Its also the clubs first weekly honor since Week 2 of the 2010 season.

Accam, Fire eliminate Revolution from playoff contention


Accam, Fire eliminate Revolution from playoff contention

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.