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Revs lose to Union in Friedel’s head-coaching debut

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Revs lose to Union in Friedel’s head-coaching debut

CHESTER, Pa. -- Anthony Fontana and C.J. Sapong scored and the Philadelphia Union beat 10-man New England 2-0 on Saturday night in the opener for both teams, spoiling Brad Friedel’s Revolution coaching debut.

Fontana opened the scoring in the 43rd minute with a quick-reacting, left-footed stab to finish Sapong’s redirection of Alejandro Bedoya’s low cross. Fontana, an 18-year-old Union Academy graduate and Homegrown Player signing, was making his MLS debut.

Sapong flicked in Cory Burke’s cross in the 69th minute to make it 2-0.

Antonio Mlinar Delamea was shown a red card in the 24th minute for a takedown from behind of Sapong near the top of the penalty arc.

Revolution eliminated from MLS is Back tournament after 1-0 loss to Union

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Revolution eliminated from MLS is Back tournament after 1-0 loss to Union

The New England Revolution were eliminated from the MLS is Back tournament Saturday night as they suffered a 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union.

Sergio Santos scored in the 63rd minute to propel Philadelphia to the quarterfinals and snap the Revs' four-match unbeaten streak.

With midfielder Carles Gil out due to a foot injury, the Revs failed to get anything going offensively. Frustration boiled over after the game as New England coach Bruce Arena was handed a red card, presumably for comments made to the officials.

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The Union will play the winner of Sunday’s match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Sporting Kansas City on Thursday.

After their loss, the Revolution now are 1-1-3 with six points in regular season and 1-2-3 overall.

MLS is Back: Date, time, opponent for Revolution's knockout stage match

MLS is Back: Date, time, opponent for Revolution's knockout stage match

The New England Revolution have survived and advanced.

The Revs are through to the Round of 16 in the MLS is Back Tournament after playing Toronto FC to a 0-0 draw Tuesday.

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Next up for New England: a knockout stage matchup with the Philadelphia Union. Here are the viewing details for Revs-Union:

When: Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, Fla.
How to Watch/Listen: ESPN2, TSN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

The Union finished second in Group A with seven points (2-0-1, plus-2 goal differential), while the Revs earned second place in Group C with a 1-0-2 record and plus-1 goal differential.

It's now win-or-go-home for the Revs, who can advance to the quarterfinals by defeating Philadelphia on Saturday night.