The New England Revolution have dropped three out of their last four games and remain in ninth place in the Eastern Conference of the MLS.
Vs. Chicago Fire
The Revolution dropped one against the fire earlier this season, getting outplayed and ultimately losing 3-0; despite coming out with energy in the rematch, New England lost 2-1.
The Revolution outshot the Fire 24 to 8 in this one, but could only find the back of the net once. Chicago opened the scoring in the 18th minute of this one when Nemanja Nikolic went one on one with goalkeeper Cody Cropper and ultimately won the battle on a rebound.
Chicago got another one in the second half when Michael de Leuww beautifully settled a ball in the air that went on to an easy Luis Solignac finish.
New England battled back just nine minutes later in the 70th on a header goal by defender Antonio Delamea. The Revolution looked as if they were going to equalize after this goal, but couldn’t get a good enough look on frame.
Vs. Toronto FC
The Revolution lost to Eastern Conference leaders, Toronto FC on MLS rivalry night by a score of 2-0.
Eastern Conference leading Toronto scored in the 11th minute when Armando Cooper’s cross found Drew Moor at the back post to beat Cody Cropper and make it 1-0 in the 11th minute.
The Revolution had no shortage of chances in this one either as their offense pressed hard winning the shot battle 12-9 in this one. New England battled hard against the leaders in my opinion, but Toronto showed why they hold the top spot.
In the 96th minute Sebastian Giovinco found the back of the goal to make the game 2-0 and confirm the win.
Vs. D.C. United
This one started off ugly for the Revolution in the U.S. Open Cup fifth leg at Harvard, but the Revolution battled for a 2-1 win.
In the seventh minute of this one, United’s Jose Ortiz was left wide open at the top of the six yard box who easily headed the ball past Cropper.
Just before the half ended Diego Fagundez received a free kick from the top of the 18 and calmly buried it in the upper left hand corner to tie the game at 1-1.
Just three minutes into the second half New England put it away when 22-year-old forward Brian Wright scored his first professional goal to advance his team into the quarterfinals of the Open Cup.
They will play their next leg on July 13th against the New York Red Bulls at 7:30.
Vs. Philadelphia Union
New England dropped yet another game on the road by a score of 3-0 missing some key play players in this one.
Without Kellyn Rowe, Diego Fagundez, and Antonio Delamea the Revolution lost control of this one early on an unlucky hand ball by outside back Benjamin Angoua. C. J. Sapong buried the penalty kick home for a 1-0 lead.
Ilsinho got the second for the Union in the 48th minute when ball was floated past the New England back line for a nice half volley over Cropper.
Things got worse in the 78th minute when Roland Alberg scored a brilliant goal 25 yards out into the top right corner for a goal of the week nominee and a 3-0 win.
The Revltion will play the New York Red Bulls July 5 in league play and then again on the 13th for the Open Cup.