The New England Revolution and the Orlando City SC drew 2-2 draw in front of a season high crowd of 25,203 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.
Diego Fagundez opened the scoring for New England in the 7th minute, but Orlando City's Kevin Molino equalized in the 30th minute. Juan Agudelo put the Revolution back in front just one minute after entering the match as a substitute in the 70th minute.
The New England Revolution thought they had finally snapped out of a four-game winless streak, but Orlando City SC forwardCarlos Rivas had other ideas.
The Lions' Designated Player has struggled early on in his MLS career, but came through with a 90th-minute equalizer, beating Revs defender London Woodberry to a ball out in front of goal to seal a 2-2 draw against the Revolution in front of 25,203 at Gillette Stadium.
The Portland Timbers are set to host Eastern Conference road warriors Toronto FC tomorrow, returning home to Providence Park after Wednesday's tough 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution. This will not be an easy match for the Timbers against a road tested side, but with the potential for the side's third win of the season a result at home is a must.
Earlier in the 2016 season, we saw a Portland Timbers team that unfortunately looked like there was no cohesion. There were issues with the team being stretched, losing runners, and just overall, lacking organization. With eleven days since their last match against San Jose, the Timbers midfield and backline improved upon this in their match on Wednesday night versus the New England Revolution, a theme that will have to continue on Sunday against Toronto FC.
The New England Revolution coaching staff was hoping that Wednesday's game against the Portland Timbers would be a big one for Charlie Davies. The striker had been struggling with a hamstring injury for the last few weeks, limiting him to only cameo appearances since March 12.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution are in the midst of three games in eight days. They were coming off a 3-0 loss to their Eastern Conference rivals, D.C. United and welcomed the defending MLS Cup Champion Portland Timbers into Gillette Stadium for a crucial mid-week match on Wednesday.
Donnie Smith played 90 minutes at left back and did pretty well.
When Chris Tierney suffered a hamstring injury against D.C. United, New England Revolution fans collectively held their breath. The local product has been the go-to left back for more than seven seasons, offering salient service and dependable defense.
Coming into Wednesday afternoon, the Portland Timbers would have been more or less pleased to leave Gillette Stadium splitting the points with the New England Revolution. But after holding a lead late into the second half, the Timbers are undoubtedly disappointed to head back to Portland with only a point.
Playing the second of three games in nine days, and 3,000 miles away from home, Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter said his team was playing to absorb the New England Revolution's pressure on Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium.
Someone forgot to tell the game plan to 21-year-old loaneeJack Barmby, who scored in the 64th minute just two minutes after being substituted on and put the Timbers ahead in an eventual 1-1 tie in an offensively-challenged game.
The Portland Timbers managed to hold on to a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium today, grabbing a valuable road point.
The match started with a halting quality as both sides showed well defensively but struggled to put together any serious chances. The Revolution held the majority of the possession in the early going pushing the ball repeatedly down the flanks, but finding no joy as they failed to connect with the final ball.
The Revs are home again after a disappointing 3-0 loss in the nation's Capital to D.C. New England is dealing with several injuries and a rough stretch of three matches in seven days as they look to pick up just their second win of the season. Eight points in eight games is not the start they envisioned.
After a weekend off, the Portland Timbers are on the road this week, heading to Foxborough, Massachusetts to take on Lee Nguyen and the New England Revolution. While the Timbers have seen their fair share of troubles in recent weeks, the team is coming off a strange but encouraging win over the San Jose Earthquakes and will be looking to build some momentum before they return to Providence Park this weekend.
Head coach Adrian Heath knows Juan Agudelo quite well since the striker trained with Orlando City in 2014 before rejoining the New England Revolution. Heath knows all about Agudelo's size, skill, and finishing ability, which is why he was happy to see the 23-year-old start on the bench.
Fagundez's goal was classic Revs and two other thoughts.
The New England Revolution collected their sixth draw of the 2016 campaign on Saturday night, battling Orlando City SC to a 2-2 result. Goals from Diego Fagundez and Juan Agudelo equaled strikes from Kevin Molino and Carlos Rivas. So, what did we learn from the tie?
The Revs looked certain to get a 2-1 win, but instead settled for a 2-2 draw after giving up a 90th-minute equalizer.
It looked like they finally had it. For weeks, the New England Revolution have been settling for draw after draw, despite having the better of the play for long stretches, but on Saturday night, the Revs made it to the 90th minute with a 2-1 lead.
The latest injury report for the New England Revolution is out and there are several big names.
One of main inclusions is Chris Tierney, who exited early from last weekend's game against D.C. United. Head coach Jay Heaps wasn't optimistic about his left back playing on Wednesday and the foreboding has come to fruition.
Filibuster is back on a Tuesday morning, and we're both happy (about soccer) and sad (about Prince). We start (7:30) by talking about D.C. United's 3-0 win over the New England Revolution, and we have to mention the Luciano Acosta goal. We talk about how Fabian Espindola got himself injured by shooting as well as the improved play of Bobby Boswell and the back four.
D.C. United's sole Designated Player may need to sit a bit longer than expected
The Washington Post's Steven Goff is reporting that D.C. United forward Fabian Espindola may miss 2-4 weeks due to a hamstring injury he suffered during the team's 3-0 win over the New England Revolution. Goff goes on to say the team will know more pending results from an MRI tomorrow.
Coach Jay Heaps talks about Chris Tierney's injury.
In the 29th minute of Saturday's game against D.C. United, Chris Tierney exited with a non-contact hamstring injury. It was a moment of concern for New England Revolution fans, who have grown accustomed to seeing the local product at left back.
D.C. United faced a New England Revolution side Saturday who was in desperate need of a win as well. D.C. played decently and similar to their win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, they scored an early goal and cinched the game over the Revs late in the second half en route to winning 3-0 over Jay Heaps' side.
D.C. United was missing their coach due to a suspension and faced a New England Revolution side that was also inconsistent and underachieving. But the Black-and-Red persevered en route to a 3-0 win that will hopefully buoy some confidence, but in the meantime, let's look at some things that occurred during the game that caught our eye.
Relegated to the bench of starting the first couple of games this season, the little Argentine scored his first MLS goal to ensure all three points
As the clock wore away for D.C. United against the New England Revolution, it looked like Lamar Neagle's first half penalty kick would be the only tally the Black-and-Red would need for their second win on the season.
We speak to The Mane Land to learn more about Orlando City SC.
The New England Revolution and Orlando City SC will do battle for the second time in 14 days. While the time between games hasn't been long, don't expect a repeat of the 2-2 draw that occurred on April 17, especially since referee Baldomero Toledo won't be in the middle.