New England Revolution Lose At Home To Red Bulls On Late Goal
The New England Revolution fell to the New York Red Bulls, 3-2, at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday evening. New England carried a 2-1 lead into the second half, but goals from Red Bulls forwards Daniel Royer and Gonzalo Verón in the 55th and 90th minutes pushed the Red Bulls past the Revolution.
Forward Teal Bunbury and midfielder Lee Nguyen were the goal scorers for the Revolution, with Bunbury opening his 2017 account in the 21st minute and Nguyen scoring his seventh in the 26th minute.
Midfielder Diego Fagundez led the Rev’s attack for much of the night, recording his fifth assist of the season on Bunbury’s goal. Fagundez, who missed New England’s last match due to a red card suspension, led the team with four shots and added two shots on target, 62 touches, and one chance created.
Fagundez was critical to the team’s success in creating offensive opportunities on Wednesday night, coach Jay Heaps want’s to see more of it from different players in the future.
“He’s critical. He’s been awesome for us. Basically, [he] single-handedly created the goal in the first half and I thought he played really well. But I think we got to get more guys playing with that kind of passion and energy right now.”
The loss was a tough one for the Rev’s, but they plan on being better in big moments going forward.
“[We] got to be better in bigger moments. I mean, we gave up a goal right at the end of the game.” said coach Jay Heaps”. We gave up a goal on a silly challenge for a penalty kick and gave up a goal two minutes after we scored. So, just moments of the game and it comes right down to being in the moment and being able to know how to make plays in the big moments.”
New England will host the Red Bulls again next Thursday, July 13, in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals at Harvard University’s Jordan Field. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET.