Revs return to action against Red Bulls

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Revs return to action against Red Bulls

FOXBORO -- After two big wins to end the month of March, the New England Revolution dropped two straight games, thanks to late goals against at the hands of FC Dallas on April 5, and D.C. United on April 14.

The Revs had a bye weekend last weekend, and haven't played since that April 14 loss to D.C. United. They'll get back to work on Saturday afternoon in a nationally-televised showdown in New York against the Red Bulls.

New England enters the match as the eighth-place team (out of 10) in the Eastern Conference with a 2-4-0 record, while New York stands in third place in the East with a 3-3-1 record.

After losing their first two games of the regular season, the Red Bulls went on to rattle off three straight wins, but enter Saturday's match coming off a tie and a loss.

If the Revs can get back in the win column on Saturday, they'll be just one point behind the Red Bulls in the standings.

New England will have to do that without Flo Lechner, Sainey Nyassi, Jeremiah White, and Zak Boggs, who have all been ruled out with injures. Ryan Guy and Blake Brettschneider are listed as questionable on the Revolution's injury report.

On a positive note for New England, captain Shalrie Joseph is eligible to return from his suspension.

'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.