New England Revolution Took Down The Columbus Crew SC 2-1 In The Friendly Confines Of Gillette Stadium
Another week, another win at home for the New England Revolution.
The New England Revolution defeated Columbus Crew SC, 2-1, at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon. After New England conceded the opening goal, midfielder Diego Fagundez responded to net the equalizer to set the Revs up for the victory.
Fagundez, who tied a club record for field players with his 65th consecutive appearance, tallied twice in a 10-minute span in the first half. The brace was the second of his career and moved him into a tie with Shalrie Joseph and Pat Noonan for fifth most goals scored in team history (37). Midfielder Lee Nguyen also moved up a slot in the club’s record book, surpassing teammate Chris Tierney for sole possession of second place on the all-time assists chart after contributing a helper on Fagundez’s first goal.
Goalkeeper Cody Cropper preserved the 2-1 scoreline with a number of critical saves, totaling four on the day to set a personal single-game high. Sunday’s match also featured the return of midfielder Gershon Koffie, who entered the game as a halftime substitute. Koffie made 22 appearances for New England in 2016 and rejoined the club on a season-long loan from Swedish side Hammarby IF last week.
Revolution defender Je-Vaughn Watson made his 150th career MLS appearance after replacing Chris Tierney as a substitute in the 83rd minute. In second-half stoppage time, defender Andrew Farrell was issued the third red card of his MLS career, which will force him to miss New England’s upcoming match at the New York Red Bulls on May 28.
With the win the Revs move to 4-4-4 on the season with 16 points and are now winners in their last two games as well as extending their home unbeaten streak to 10 games with an 8-0-2 record at Gillette.
The Revs return to action next Saturday, May 28 when the club and approximately 900 Revolution Season Members will travel to the New York Red Bulls for a 7:30 p.m. match.