FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution scored four unanswered goals on Saturday night to get back on the winning track by defeating Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 4-1, at Gillette Stadium.
Vancouver's Eric Hassli gave his team an early 1-0 lead in the fifth minute, but New England quickly answered, thanks to Lee Nguyen's first of two goals, in the sixth minute.
Nguyen wasn't just scoring on Saturday night against his former Whitecaps club, he was also dishing. Saer Sene scored the eventual game-winner in the 24th minute, putting the Revs up 2-1 as he received a nice pass down inside the box from Nguyen, and Sene buried it low for the lead.
Shalrie Joseph made it 3-1 in the 33rd minute, as he finished a play from the middle of the box, after a Vancouver defender intercepted Sene's attempted pass out front from the right wing. Joseph stepped up to the loose ball, and put it home for the two-goal cushion.
The Revs weren't done just yet, as Nguyen added his second goal of the night in the 72nd minute, as he buried a deep shot from the left wing, outside of the box. Nguyen took a throw-in, knocked it down once with his foot, let it bounce, and booted it out of mid-air, and it ended up going top shelf, topping off one heck of a night for Nguyen and the Revs.
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.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo each had a goal and an assist to help the New England Revolution beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1 on a rainy Saturday night.
New England (10-14-9) remained in seventh place in the Eastern Conference - two points back of sixth-place Montreal for the final playoff spot. Sporting KC (12-13-7) had its three-game undefeated streak snapped.
Kamara opened the scoring in the fourth minute. Agudelo drew three defenders near the left sideline and he found Kamara wide open in the middle for a breakaway goal. It was Kamara's 11th goal this season, but just his second at Gillette Stadium since being traded from the Columbus Crew in May.
New England took a 2-1 lead in the 75th minute on Kevin Ellis' own goal and Agudelo knocked home Kamara's cross 8 minutes later.
Dominic Dwyer tied it at 1 in the 49th minute for Kansas City when knocked in Ellis' glancing header with his knees.