Revolution

Revs eye revenge against D.C. United

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Revs eye revenge against D.C. United

After back-to-back home games, the New England Revolution hit the road on Saturday night, as they travel to RFK Stadium to take on D.C. United.

United have already handed the Revolution a loss this season. In fact, the Revs' 2-1 loss on April 14 at Gillette Stadium marks the only home loss of the season for New England.

The Revs enter Saturday's rematch as the sixth-place team in the Eastern Conference with 13 points and a 4-6-1 record. They're only 1-5 on the road this season, which isn't a good thing against a D.C. United club that enters Saturday's match with a 5-1-2 record at home.

"If you can get points on the road, its great, said Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis. Were going to have to play a perfect game to get those points. I think were definitely capable of it. Weve shown the past couple weeks that were playing good soccer."

The United enter the game as the second-place team in the East with 24 points, just two points behind the conference-leading New York Red Bulls. But the Revs are hoping that they can pick up at least a point in their third straight game, after playing to a 2-2 draw with Houston last weekend, and defeating Vancouver 4-1 the game before.

Diego Fagundez scores twice, Revolution top 10-man NYC 2-1

Diego Fagundez scores twice, Revolution top 10-man NYC 2-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Diego Fagundez scored two goals in the second half and the New England Revolution beat 10-man New York City FC 2-1 on Sunday.

New England (12-15-6) set a club record with 12 wins at home. NYC (16-9-8) had several possibilities to clinch a bye in the playoffs but needed at least a draw.

Fagundez opened the scoring in the 51st minute and made it 2-0 in the second minute of stoppage time with his sixth goal of the season. Andrew Farrell set up the first goal by dribbling into the area and finding Fagundez at the top of the box. It was his first goal since June 3. Fagundez's next goal was a tap-in after his breakaway shot was knocked back to him.

Khiry Shelton scored for NYC in the third minute of extra time by getting past the defense for a long ball and heading it in.

NYC's Jack Harrison was shown a straight red card in the 26th minute for a late challenge on Teal Bunbury. It was Harrison's first red card of his professional career and he'll miss the regular-season finale against Columbus Crew SC next weekend.

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United States fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986

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United States fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986

COUVA, Trinidad — The United States has been eliminated from World Cup contention, a shocking loss at Trinidad ending the Americans’ streak of seven straight appearances at soccer’s showcase.

Twenty-eight years after a stunning victory at Trinidad put the Americans back in the World Cup after a four-decade absence, their chances for next year’s tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela.

Trinidad and Tobago scored a pair of first-half goals, and the United States was eliminated with a 2-1 defeat Tuesday night — the first time missing the World Cup since 1986.

The U.S. entered its final qualifier with a berth uncertain for the first time since 1989. Home losses to Mexico last November and Costa Rica left the Americans little margin for error.

The 28th-ranked Americans needed merely a tie against 99th-ranked Trinidad, which lost its sixth straight qualifier last week. But the defeat — coupled with Honduras’ come-from-behind 3-2 win over Mexico and Panama’s 2-1 victory over Costa Rica on Ramon Torres’ 88th-minute goal — dropped the Americans from third place into fifth in the six-nation final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

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