New England Revolution Fall To FC Dallas 2-1 And Remain Winless
In their second match of the MLS season the New England Revolution came up just short once again as they fell to FC Dallas 2-1.
The Rev’s kicked off the scoring in the match with Midfielder Lee Nguyen converting a penalty kick after Antonio Delamea was brought down in the box in the 9th minute. The 1-nill lead would be won the Revolution would hold until the 71st minute when Dallas forward Maximiliano Urruti scores on a rebound opportunity after Cody Cropper stops the initial shot from Michael Barrios.
Unfortunately for the New England Revolution they failed to recover after Urruti’s goal, because in the 77th minute Urruti scored his second goal of the game after recovering a long distance pass from Hernán Grana, he smashed it home past the Rev’s goaltender at the near post to make it a 2-1 game.
In the loss the Revolution gave MLS midfielder Xavier Kouassi his MLS debut. Kouassi signed a pre-contract with the Revolution as a designated player in February of 2016 and joined the club four months later. Kouassi played 79 minutes before being replaced by Femi-Hollinger Janzen.
The Rev’s were seemingly one or two plays away from winning the match, ultimately though Dallas’s strong effort in the 70-80th minutes of the game killed the positive play New England had in the first half of the game. The Rev’s made a couple of late pushes in the attempt to net the equalizer but Dallas’s effort to slow the game down and run the clock down worked to the dismay of Rev’s coach Jay Heaps who voiced his displeasure to the officials to no avail.
For the Revolution this loss moves their record to 0-2 on the young MLS season despite solid efforts in both of their losses. But giving a good effort isn’t enough to win games and hopefully for New England fans they will see a win when New England returns home for their 2017 home opener against Minnesota United FC this upcoming Saturday.