FOXBOROUGH New England Revolution winger Diego Fagundez has quietly been heating up over the past month and it finally paid dividends with his first brace since May 2014.
After scoring his first goal of the season in last weekend's win over Real Salt Lake, Fagundez had both tallies to rally the host Revolution back from an early deficit to beat theColumbus Crew, 2-1, in front of a crowd of 18,651 on Sunday afternoon at Gillette State.
Well, watching D.C. United keep its 2017 goals account closed for the time being with a 2-0 loss against Columbus Crew SC was hardly fun by any means, but in attempting to look deeper there may be some other causes of concern.
First and foremost is Bill Hamid's early game save.
The Columbus Crew recorded their first win of the MLS season, beating D.C. United 2-0 on Saturday at RFK Stadium.
The scoring began when Columbus was awarded a penalty following Steve Birnbaum's foul on Ola Kamara in the 38th minute. Federico Higuain stepped up to take the penalty, and though Bill Hamid dove the right way, the Argentine still managed to score his first goal of the season.
Thereare still signs of life in the Columbus Crew after they defeated the New England Revolution, 2-0, at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday night.
Ola Kamara scored both goals in the 42nd and 83rd minute to clinch the victory for the hosts. The Crew have now won two straight matches and are justfive points away from a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand.
The Union took down the Crew to maintain two undefeated streaks.
After disposing of Columbus Crew SC, the Philadelphia Union will head into the summer break with an undefeated streak of eight games. Goals from Chris Pontius, Vincent Nogueira, and Fabian Herbers ensured the home side all three points, though the Crew stayed competitive until the end, narrowing the lead to one in second-half stoppage time.
A pair of teams made signings of international players, while two others revealed new looks for the 2016 season.
The Columbus Crew announced on Monday that the club had signed Norwegian international forwardOla Kamara. The 26-year-old most recently featured forMolde FK in the top flight of Norway whileon loan from FK Austria Wien.
We spoke with Pat Murphy from Massive Report, SB Nation's Columbus Crew SC blog, about what to expect from the Crew in tomorrow's match against the Philadelphia Union.
tBG) Columbus was within a goal of winning the MLS Cup last season. The club made quite a few moves during the offseason - can you tell us about the comings and goings and whether you think it'll be enough to put Columbus over the top.
The Revolution gaffer spoke out about the mysterious penalty call on London Woodberry
There was nothing controversial about the Revolution's performance on Sunday evening. The club sat back and allowed Columbus to dictate the flow of play, an approach that resulted in an uninspiring 2-0 loss.