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Technically Speaking: #NEvCLB

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Welcome back to another edition of "Technically Speaking," where our resident coach and former pro Rick Sewall takes a closer look in the Revolution's latest performance.

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Adjustments Pay Dividends in Win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. In the week leading up to Sunday's match against Columbus, Revolution coach Jay Heaps had a specific role carved out for one of his most positionally-sound players. But on matchday morning, that plan had to be scrapped.

Not long before Sunday's kickoff, Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell came down with the flu, forcing Heaps to improvise when it came to lineup construction.

Fagundez Lifts Revs over Crew SC

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Diego Fagundez scored twice within a ten minute span to send the Revolution to a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

The 22-year-old midfielder scored his first goal in the 24th minute when Kei Kamara sent a ball across goal for Fagundez, who easily tapped it through to level it.

Technically Speaking: #CLBvNE

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Welcome back to another edition of "Technically Speaking," where our resident coach and former pro Rick Sewall takes a closer look in the Revolution's latest performance.

Have a question for Rick? Feel free to ask away in the comments section!

Larger Issues Loom Following Loss

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After facing Crew SC 11 times in the last three years, the Revolution should have known the drill when it comes to facing a crafty and creative squad on Saturday: stay organized.

But whatever lessons the locals may have learned about their conference foes went to waste in Saturday's 2-0 loss at MAPFRE Stadium.

Defensive Errors Doom Revs

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The Revolution's winless run extended to five after they dropped a 2-0 loss to Crew SC on Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

Ola Kamara put the Revolution in an early hole when he latched on to a Justin Meram pass and left the defense in the dust before uncorking shot from the right into the back of the net in the 13th minute.

The Warm Up: #CLBvNE

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Who: Revolution (2-3-4, 10 points) vs. Columbus Crew SC (4-4-1, 13 points)
What: Week 10 of the MLS regular season
Where: MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
When: Saturday, May 6th at 2:00pm ET
Watch: CSN New England, MLS Live, Direct Kick
Whistle: Referee – Mark Geiger; Assistant Referees: Peter Manikowski/Felisha Mariscal; 4th Official – Fotis Bazakos

Scouting the Opposition:

–Columbus Crew SC ended 2016 out of the playoff picture, but have started the 2017 campaign as contenders, holding a 4-4-1 record, good enough for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

That Sinking Feeling

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The Revolution's playoff hopes took a big hit Sunday as they fell 2-0 to the Columbus Crew. New England's offense never found rhythm and failed to find their recent form that allowed them to win three straight in league play prior to Sunday's match.

Revs Stumbles Continue in Loss to Crew SC

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It was deja vu all over again as the New England Revolution surrendered an early goal and couldn't claw back for the second straight week in Saturday's 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC at Gillette Stadium.

Ethan Finlay found early paydirt when he got on the end of a Justin Meram cross and converted to put the guests ahead inside of eight minutes.

Kamara Tallies Against Ex-Teammates in Win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Kei Kamara tallied against his ex-teammates to help the New England Revolution snap a three-game rut in Saturday's 3-1 win over Columbus Crew SC at Gillette Stadium.

Kamara, who was jettisoned to Foxboro by Columbus in May following a penalty spat with Crew midfielder Federico Higuain, got his revenge in the 71st minute after collecting a loose ball inside the box and blasting it through to cap the scoring.

Revs to Face Crew in DDC Final

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The Revolution are headed back to a cup final albeit one for a preseason tournament.

Not long after beatingthe Houston Dynamo on in Round 3 of the Desert Diamond Cup tournament on Wednesday,the Revolution learned they'd be playing forchampionship spoils in Saturday's championship final against Columbus Crew SC.

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Andrew Farrell gets a red card against Crew SC

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Coach Heaps: "He's not Joe Franchino. He's Andrew Farrell."

On Sunday, the nicest guy in the New England Revolution locker room got a red card.

In the 93rd minute of the Revs-Crew game, Andrew Farrell was sent off for a mistimed tackle on Waylon Francis. Farrell had his cleat up as he was looking to settle an aerial ball.

Revolution 2, Crew SC 1: Revs extend home unbeaten streak to 10

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Diego does the double to help the Revs avenge their recent loss to Crew SC.

The New England Revolution extended their home unbeaten run to 10 when they defeated Columbus Crew SC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Crew SC were dangerous early on, as they used the flanks to disturb the Revolution defense.

Dynamo face unique tactical challenge in Columbus

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Crew SC are unique among MLS clubs in terms of their tactical approach.

The majority of MLS teams play either a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3. Just four of the 22 clubs — D.C. United, New England Revolution, San Jose Earthquakes, and Toronto FC — use something other than one of those formations as their main look.

Seattle Sounders

Cropper stock up, Watson stock down in Revolution loss to Crew SC

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Who stood out during the week 10 defeat?

In week nine, the Revolution erupted for three goals in 54 minutes during a 3-3 draw with the Seattle Sounders. But on Saturday, the Revs failed to find its scoring touch, suffering a 2-0 loss at the hands of Columbus Crew SC.

Here's who stood out, and who didn't, during the week 10 defeat:

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Cody Cropper

Credit Cropper for hanging tough during a disappointing performance by the 10 men in front of him.

Previewing Dynamo vs. Crew SC with Massive Report

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We spoke with Patrick Murphy at Massive Report to talk about how Crew SC's offseason has gone and how the Dynamo can slow their potent offense.

The Houston Dynamo are back and are flying after a 2-1 victory over last season's MLS Cup winners, the Seattle Sounders. Last week they played one of their best halves of soccer in recent memory, though they could only finish twice despite a few other quality chances.

The Rest

Fagundez stock up, Farrell stock down in Revolution win vs. Crew SC

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Who stood out during the week 12 matchup?

Despite conceding an early goal to Ola Kamara and Crew SC, the Revolution battled back to claim a 2-1 win on Sunday. Who stood out, and who didn't, during the week 12 matchup?

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Diego Fagundez

Just when it looked like Fagundez had nowhere to go but down, he erupted for two first-half goals, including the game-winner, against Crew SC.

Revolution vs. Crew SC: Storylines to follow in week 10

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Who will win the battle of the young goalkeepers? That, and three other headlines to track.

The Revolution and Crew SC will enter tonight's match on the heels of disappointing results. The Revs coughed up a three-goal lead in Seattle. And Crew SC allowed NYCFC's attack to run rampant during a 3-2 loss.

The Peel Episode 23: Looking at the win over Crew SC and next test the Portland Timbers

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The guys cover the Dynamo's biggest test against the Timbers

The guys from The Peel are back at it again following the Houston Dynamo's 3-1 victory over Columbus Crew SC last Saturday. Josh and Justin discuss the win and how the team has gotten off to a hot start claiming 6 points out of 6 points to begin their 2017 MLS campaign.