Dynamo deal Revs tough-luck loss, 2-1

Dynamo deal Revs tough-luck loss, 2-1
July 13, 2013, 9:45 pm
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FOXBORO -- In heartbreaking style, the Houston Dynamo defeated the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

After the Revs tied the game up at 1-1 in the 55th minute, thanks to a Saer Sene goal, the Dynamo scored on a bad-luck bounce following a rocket shot from Adam Moffat.

Moffat took a pass in the middle of the field, stepped up, and let one rip from the top of the box. The ball hit the left post, but then it came out and bounced off the back of New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth and then rolled into the net to put Houston up 2-1.

As it turned out, that was the game-winner. Before that, the Revolution fought back from a 1-0 deficit to tie the game at 1-1 just six minutes after the Dynamo took a 1-0 lead in the 49th minute.

Moffat buried a laser from a good 10 yards outside the top of the box, as a ball was cleared out from the front of New England's net, and Moffat stepped into it with his left foot, kicking it out of mid air. The shot was a line drive that ended up in the top-left corner of the net.

Sene then tied it at 1-1 when he finished a loose ball out front after Diego Fagundez attempted a pass out front from the right goal line. Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall dove out and got a piece of the attempted pass, but it came right out to Sene, who tapped it into the open net.

But only one wasn't enough for the Revolution on Saturday night, and Houston maintained their spot ahead of New England in the Eastern Conference standings.