The New England Revolution spent the month of May running rampant through any opposition in their path, scoring 14 goals in a streak of four games that catapulted the team to the top of the Eastern Conference. The Revs offensive outburst showed exactly what it looked like when a team clicks, but the creativity and flair of the team are defined by midfielder Lee Nguyen.
Well, well, well -what a difference two months can make! In the first game between the Revs and Union back in March, Philadelphia was the team very much in control, winning 1-0. Saturday's game the polar opposite, with the Revs ending up on top 5-3 in dominating fashion.
The New England Revolution (4-2-3, 14 points) are currently in a four-way tie atop the Eastern Conference standings, meaning that, for now, this Sunday's 6 p.m. home match against the Western Conference-leading Seattle Sounders (7-1-2, 22 points) can be referred to as a meeting of the two conference leaders.
New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen discuss is haircut, his new dog, and of course the Revs current winning streak. In the second segment we go around the league with national soccer reporter Kyle McCarthy.
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Patrick Mullins was widely-regarded as the best player in college soccer over the past two years, but injuries had kept him from flashing that quality early on in his rookie season.
Mullins finally had a chance to show his stuff this weekend and he showed why he was so highly-rated, scoring a beautiful goal and drawing the eventual match-winning penalty kick in the New England Revolution's 2-1 victory against Toronto FC.
New England beat Toronto 2-1 in an evenly played game Saturday in Toronto, marking the first time they took three points at BMO Field. Toronto lost the game in big part because of their tendency to make the big mistake.
Doneil Henry, the promising young Toronto defender, had a tough day, to say the least.
The New England Revolution are first in the East – at least until Sunday – after defeating Toronto FC, 2-1, at BMO field on Saturday afternoon. Rookie Patrick Mullins, in his first start since the season opener, scored the equalizer in the first half and earned the game winning penalty kick which Lee Nguyen converted late in the second half as the Revolution got their first ever win against Toronto.
1. It should have been Lee Nguyen- Diego Fagundez wanted to take the penalty kick in second half stoppage time, but Jay Heaps was right to give it to Nguyen. Nguyen is arguably the field player in the best run of form and had already had momentum from converting from the spot last weekend versus Chicago.
Andy Dorman's 91% passing accuracy was the best of any starter from Saturday's game in Chicago. (Photo credit: Chris Aduama/aduamaphotography.com)
Saturday afternoon's nationally televised match-up between the New England Revolution and Chicago Fire was quite the roller coaster with the Fire taking the early lead through Quincy Amarikwa only to give it up 15 minutes later through a Lee Nguyen penalty kick.
Despite being outshot 17 to four, the New England Revolution managed to leave Toyota Park with a 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire thanks to Bobby Shuttleworth's stoppage time penalty kick save. Quincy Amarikwa opened the scoring in the 16th minute, but Lee Nguyen tied it for New England with a 31st minute penalty kick.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Charlie Davies' return to the field was a long time coming for Revolution fans,especiallyafter a calf injury kept the 27-year-old forward out of preseason action.But he certainlymade up for lost time in his seasondebut last Saturday.
In their fourth game of the season, the Revs finally began to cook. They improved their play in all three fundamental areas â€“ defense, midfield, and offense â€“ and defeated a team that is notably difficult to beat at home. Score? 2 to 1.
The Revs basically controlled the first half, playing, as announcer Brad Feldman commented, as if they were the home team, rather than San Jose.
The New England Revolution picked up their first win of the season Saturday night when they beat the San San Jose Earthquakes 2-1, at Buck Shaw Stadium. The game seems destined to be heading for a draw until Lee Nguyen popped up to score the game-winning goal in the third minute of stoppage time.
Lee Nguyen and newcomer Teal Bunbury staked the New England Revolution to a 2-0 lead, but defensive miscues allowed Chivas USA to come back and grab a 3-2 win on Saturday night in the Desert Diamond Cup preseason tournament in Tucson, Ariz.
The loss â€“ New England's first of the preseason â€“ sees the Revolution's preseason record fall to 1-1-3.
The New England Revolution are using the week between preseason trips to Florida and Arizona to connect with local fans in their annual pub tour, which offers a chance for local fans to connect with the players in an informal atmosphere. Tuesday evening there was a nice turnout of fans at the Banshee in Boston for the kick-off and Wednesday evening saw an packed event as fans lined up almost out the door to meet teen sensation Diego Fagundez.
It seems that Richardson native, and Dallas Texans star, Lee Nguyen, who has spent the past two seasons with New England, where he scored nine goals and contributed nine assists in 63 games with the Revolution, was signed to a contract extension on Tuesday.
Now 27, Nguyen, who in the past has played in Holland, Denmark and in Vietnam, was the Revolution's Team MVP in 2012, his first season in MLS.
The New England Revolution announced on Tuesday morning that they have re-signed midfielder Lee Nguyen. Per club policy, terms of the new deal were not released. The 2014 season will be Nguyen's third with the club.
Nguyen joined the Revolution in March 2012 through the MLS Waiver Draft after being let go by the Vancouver Whitecaps.
For the second year in a row, Sporting Kansas City head home for the second leg of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series in a deficient. The New England Revolution scored two second half goal and will head to Kansas City with a 2-1 aggregate lead against Sporting KC.
The first half way limited in the chances that were created as both teams seemed to be feeling each other out.
The New England Revolution are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 after Juan Agudelo's first half goal carried the team to a 1-0 victory against the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Agudelo combined brilliantly with Lee Nguyen in the 28th minute to score the games lone goal and the Revolution defense held strong the rest of the way for the club's 14th shutout of the season.
In a game the Revs deserved to win by at least two goals, they squeaked by D.C. United with a 2-1 victory. But who cares â€“ three points are what counts. After the first 15 minutes the Revs clearly outplayed DC. The number of corner kicks was perhaps the most telling statistic,12-1in favor of the Revs.
When Scott Caldwell knocked that Luis Silva cross into the back of his own net, and Lee Nguyen had his first penalty try denied, you had to feel like the soccer gods hadall butabandoned the Revolution.
Two weeks after they watched Sorin Stoica award two penalties to Montreal and a red card against them, and one week after a good goal was disallowed and a bad goal againstwas upheld, it seemed like the gods had better things to do.
Our beloved soccer team suffered another loss this weekend. This time at the hands of the New England Revolution. The game was meaningless, and DC United has just one more tune up game before facing off against Real Salt Lake in the only game left on the schedule that matters, the US Open Cup Final.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution recovered from a disastrous start that saw them fall behind in the 11th minute on a Scott Caldwell own goal with second half goals from Diego Fagundez and Lee Nguyen to take a crucial 2-1 victory against D.C. United in front of 19,187 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.
For the second time this season the New England Revolution turn around a 1-0 halftime deficit into a 2-1 win over D.C. United tonight at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA Lee Nguyen's second-half penalty kick conversion was the difference on a night when the Black-and-Red were on the back foot for nearly the entire ninety [.
On the second episode of the Give and Go, an online news show presented by NE Soccer Today, our expert analysts Julian Cardillo of Boston.com and Brian O'Connell, co-founder and editor of NEST, discuss this week's latest news regarding the New England Revolution. Topics covered include Clint Dempsey's surprise return to MLS, transaction news focused on Juan Agudelo and Charlie Davies, and the Revs' road game this weekend at intimidating Sporting Park.
In 90 minutes he equals his output for the last five games
This week we recognize high scorer for the round, Los Lagartos FC, with 96 points. Dom Dwyer (SKC, $8.4) wore the armband and scored 26 points over two games with two goals. Cristian Maidana (PHI, $7.1) scored 12 points over two games with a goal and a red card.