Revolution

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

Diego Fagundez scores two goals; Revs rally to beat Crew, 2-1

FOXBORO -- Diego Fagundez scored two goals in 10 minutes and the New England Revolution rallied from an early deficit to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday.

Fagundez has scored all three of his goals this season in the last two games. The Revolution (3-4-4) have back-to-back wins, for the first time this season, after a five-match winless streak.

A 22-year-old homegrown, Fagundez ran onto a free ball on the left flank, sped up and pushed home the finish into the far corner in the 34th minute to cap the scoring.

Just outside the box, Ola Kamara side-netted a running half-volley - off a perfectly placed pass by Wil Trapp from well-beyond midfield - to give Columbus (6-5-1) a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute. After a turnover by the Crew in their own territory, Fagundez tied it moments later. Kelyn Rowe won the ball, tapped it to Lee Nguyen, who hit a streaking Kei Kamara for a one-timer that set up a tap-in half-volley.

Cody Cropper had his second consecutive shutout, including four saves, for New England.

Andrew Farrell was sent off for a stud-up challenge on Waylon Francis in the third minute of injury time.

Revolution to join Chelsea FC in the March of the Living

Revolution to join Chelsea FC in the March of the Living

The New England Revolution and Chelsea Football Club announced Thursday they will both participate in the March of the Living in Poland on May 2. The event is held annually in remembrance of the Holocaust. 10,000 people are expected to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau. 

Revs president Brian Bilello and team ambassador Charlie Davies are among the participants from New England. 

“The New England Revolution are honored to join the March of the Living this year to recognize the legacy of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust,” said Bilello. “With prejudice and hate crimes on the rise, we feel it’s important to use our voice to help combat discrimination of any kind and we are proud to partner with Chelsea to help promote equality and tolerance.”

After the march, Chelsea and the Revs will meet in Foxboro for a charity match on May 15. Proceeds will go towards projects promoting equality and tolerance.

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Revolution not changing approach despite busy upcoming MLS schedule

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Revolution not changing approach despite busy upcoming MLS schedule

The New England Revolution have a busy scheduling coming up with three Major League Soccer matches over the next nine days, beginning Saturday night with a showdown against New York Red Bulls.

The Revolution have struggled over the first two months of the 2019 season and enter this weekend at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with a 1-1-5 record. Despite the tough schedule ahead, Revs coach Brad Friedel is making sure his players stay focused and not look ahead.

"Because of the situation that we're in with recent results, we are well and truly focused on New York. I don't think we have the luxury right now to be looking forward," Friedel said Thursday on 98.5 The Sports Hub show "Zolak and Bertrand." "We've got to look at what's in front of us. We've got to be far more resilient at the back. We have to get our first clean sheet of the season.

"We have to build on that, and then hopefully the goals will come. Then, hopefully after three points against New York, then we can focus on Montreal. It's a one-game-at-a-time (mentality) right now."

Here's a snapshot of New England's results so far, along with a look at what lies ahead.

The Revolution have a good opportunity to pick up some much-needed points in the standings during this stretch. New York Red Bulls also are struggling out of the gate with a 1-2-3 record, and Sporting Kansas City is seventh in the Western Conference at 2-3-1. The Montreal Impact are third in the East at 3-2-2. 

The Revs' attack must improve ASAP if they're going to start a climb up the standings. New England has had trouble generating offense all season with just five goals scored through seven games. Atlanta United F.C. (four goals) is the only team in MLS with fewer goals scored.

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