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Tierney scores in 93rd minute, Revs beat Rapids, 2-1

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Tierney scores in 93rd minute, Revs beat Rapids, 2-1

FOXBORO - Chris Tierney scored on a free kick in the 93rd minute to give the Revolution a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids in the Revs' home opener on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Wilfried Zahibo drew a foul against Niki Jackson to set up Tierney, whose left-footed shot went through with a deflection off Colorado's wall.

Jackson, who was making his MLS debut, tied it in the 66th minute for the Rapids. He raced behind the central defense on Johan Blomberg's diagonal cross and crossed in front of goalkeeper Matt Turner to get his head on it.

Diego Fagundez opened the scoring for the Revolution (1-1-0) in the 48th minute, settling Cristian Penilla's short cross with one touch and finishing a low shot into the middle of the goal.

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Chris Tierney announces retirement after 11 seasons with Revs

Chris Tierney announces retirement after 11 seasons with Revs

Chris Tierney discusses the injury that forced him to retire and looks back at his 11-year career with the Revolution.

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New England Revolution's Chris Tierney retires after 11 seasons

New England Revolution's Chris Tierney retires after 11 seasons

After 11 seasons with the New England Revolution, Chris Tierney announced his retirement on Thursday.  It marks the end of a special career in club history.  The Wellesley native played his entire MLS career for his hometown team and is the Revs' longest-tenured field player. In franchise history, he ranks third in league appearances, fourth in assists, and second in game-winning helpers.    

The fullback started at least 20 matches for eight straight seasons (2010-2017).  2018 might have been another season of 20-plus starts, but a torn ACL cut his season short on May 30.  

His left foot was lethal.  Over the course of his career, he delivered quite a few highlight reel free kicks.  Brad Friedel will remember the last one he made. Tierney's stoppage-time goal against Colorado helped the first year head coach earn his first win in the second game of the season.  

His most memorable goal may have come in 2014 MLS Cup.  His 79th-minute equalizer pushed the championship match to extra time before Robbie Keane scored the game-winner.   

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