FINAL: Revolution 2, Sporting KC 0

Revs tally twice in stoppage time to defeat defending MLS Cup champs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution posted a 2-0 victory against the reigning MLS Champion, Sporting Kansas City, on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. With the win, the Revs are now tied for second in the Eastern Conference, one point shy of first place.

Teal Bunbury’s stoppage-time goal – his first as a member of the Revolution and also his first goal against his former team – secure the win for the Revs. Lee Nguyen sealed the win with a successful penalty kick three minutes later. Both goals came after Kansas City’s Aurelien Collin was ejected in the 74th minute for a stud-up tackle on Diego Fagundez.

New England (3-3-2, 11 pts.) is now unbeaten at Gillette Stadium in its last six games (4-0-2) dating back to Sept. 21, 2013, and have yet to allow a goal at Gillette Stadium this season, they restricted Kansas City (3-2-2, 11 pts.) to a single shot on goal.

The Revs return to action next Saturday, May 3, when they travel to Canada to face Toronto FC at BMO Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. Comcast Sports Net will televise the game, while 98.5 The Sports Hub will carry the game on the radio.

Key Plays

  • 6’ – NE’s Diego Fagundez intercepts the ball and plays in Lee Nguyen, but his shot is deflected over
  • 14’ – NE’s Jerry Bengtson shoots wide from inside the area after being played through by Lee Nguyen | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 21’ – NE’s Chris Tierney’s cross finds Teal Bunbury, who makes a yard of space for himself but his shot is blocked out for a corner | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 26’ – SKC’s Sal Zizzo fires over from the right hand side of the box | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 32’ – NE’s Teal Bunbury shoots on frame from close range but Eric Kronberg tips the shot over | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 41’ – YELLOW CARD: SKC’s Toni Dovale shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY

HALFTIME SCORE: New England Revolution 0, Sporting Kansas City 0

  • 47’ – YELLOW CARD: NE’s Lee Nguyen shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 59’ – SKC’s Alex Martinez cuts inside Chris Tierney but his near-post effort is tipped out for a corner | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 59’ – SKC’s Alex Martinez hits a half-volley from the edge of the area which catches the side netting | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 71’ – YELLOW CARD: NE’s Andy Dorman shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 74’ – RED CARD & EJECTION: SKC’s Aurelien Collin shown a red card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 77’ – SKC’s Benny Feilhaber slices a shot wide while free just outside the six-yard-box | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 86’ – NE’s Lee Nguyen shoots into the side netting from 20 yards | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 88’ – YELLOW CARD: SKC’s Dom Dwyer shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 92+’ – NE GOAL: NE’s Teal Bunbury scores his first with the Revs against his former club, putting the ball in off his thigh after Diego Fagundez’ cross was deflected into his path | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 94+’ – NE’s Diego Fagundez breaks in off Charlie Davies’ through ball, and after his first shot is saved, his headed rebound is handled by Oriol Rosell and a penalty kick is awarded | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 95+’ – NE GOAL: Lee Nguyen strikes the penalty kick into the bottom left corner to seal the win for the Revs | WATCH THE PLAY

FINAL SCORE: New England Revolution 2, Sporting Kansas City 0

Additional Game Notes

  • With the result, the New England Revolution improve to  14-23-11 all-time against Sporting Kansas City
  • The Revs are now also 8-12-6 against SKC at Gillette Stadium
  • The win pushed the Revolution’s unbeaten streak to three games (2-0-1), dating back to a 2-0 defeat to D.C. United at RFK Park on April 5
  • The Revs extended their home unbeaten streak to six matches (4-0-2), dating back to Sept. 21, 2013
  • The Revs are also yet to concede a goal at Gillette Stadium in the 2014 season, posting defensive shutouts against Vancouver, Houston and Kansas City
  • The Revolution snapped a 591-minute regular-season scoreless streak against Kansas City when Teal Bunbury scored in stoppage time
  • Teal Bunbury’s goal was his first of the season and his first as a member of the Revolution
  • Teal Bunbury’s goal came against his former club – which drafted him fourth overall in 2010 - and it was his first goal since August 11, 2012, in a 2-1 victory for SKC against D.C. United at Sporting Park
  • Lee Nguyen scored his third goal of the season, and his second penalty kick in as many weeks
  • Lee Nguyen is now 2-for-2 from the penalty spot this season, and 5-of-6 in his MLS career
  • Bobby Shuttleworth recorded his third shutout of the season, adding to shutouts against Vancouver on March 22 and Houston on April 12, both at Gillette Stadium … the shutout was his 16th-career shutout
  • Bobby Shuttleworth improved to 2-1-0 in regular-season play against SKC
  • Darrius Barnes recorded his second career assist when he was credited with an assist on Teal Bunbury’s goal … his previous (and first-ever) assist came on June 15, 2013 in a 4-3 loss at Vancouver.
  • Diego Fagundez was also credited with an assist on Teal Bunbury’s goal … it was his first assist this season and the 11th of his career
  • The Revs made two lineup changes after their draw with Chicago last weekend, with Chris Tierney replacing the suspended Kevin Alston at left back, and Jerry Bengtson coming in for Saer Sene, but slotting up top at forward
  • With Jerry Bengtson starting, Teal Bunbury moved to the right wing, having started every other game this season for the Revs up top as a forward
  • Steve Neumann made his home debut for the Revs, replacing Andy Dorman in the 79th minute … both of his previous appearances came on the road
  • Charlie Davies saw his first minutes at Gillette Stadium in the 2014 season
  • Kelyn Rowe remained sidelined with a left hamstring strain and Jose Goncalves missed his second consecutive game with a right quadriceps strain
  • Bobby Shuttleworth, A.J. Soares and Teal Bunbury have played every minute (720) of the 2014 season
  • The Revs have now posted back-to-back 2-0 victories at Gillette Stadium, following up from the 2-0 win against Houston on April 12
  • The game was the first of three meetings between New England and SKC this season… the teams next meet on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Gillette Stadium, before the teams close the regular-season series at Sporting Park on Friday, Sept. 26 – a game which will be nationally televised on NBC Sports Network

Santander Man of the Match

  • F Teal Bunbury – scored his first ever goal for the Revolution in second-half stoppage time, against his former team, which proved to be the game-winner

Next Game

The Revolution next travel to Canada to face Toronto FC on Saturday, May 3, at BMO Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET.

  • TV: Comcast SportsNet New England
  • Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Sporting Kansas City at New England Revolution
April 26, 2014 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

New England Revolution 2, Sporting Kansas City 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Teal Bunbury (Darrius Barnes, Diego Fagundez) 92+
NE – Lee Nguyen (PK) 95+

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Darrius Barnes, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi (Scott Caldwell 72), Andy Dorman © (Steve Neumann 79), Lee Nguyen, Teal Bunbury, Jerry Bengtson (Charlie Davies 57)

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Stephen McCarthy, O’Brian Woodbine, Patrick Mullins

STATS: Shots 11, Shots on target 4, Saves 1, Corner kicks 5, Offsides 1, Fouls 13, Possession 47.4%, Passes 315 (72.4%)

Sporting Kansas City: Eric Kronberg, Seth Sinovic, Matt Besler ©, Aurelien Collin, Chance Myers, Benny Feilhaber, Oriol Rosell, Toni Dovale (Alex Martinez 44, Lawrence Olum 76), Graham Zusi, Dom Dwyer, Sal Zizzo (Jacob Peterson 55)

Substitutes Not Used: Claudio Bieler, Andy Gruenebaum, Igor Juliao, Soony Saad

STATS: Shots 14, Shots on target 1, Saves 2, Corner kicks 8, Offsides 0, Fouls 17, Possession 52.6%, Passes 346 (79.5%)

Misconduct Summary:
SKC – Toni Dovale (caution) 41
NE – Lee Nguyen (caution) 47
NE – Andy Dorman (caution) 71
SKC – Aurelien Collin (ejection) 74
SKC – Dom Dwyer (caution) 88

Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Matthew Nelson
Fourth Official: Jorge Gonzalez

Weather: Cloudy and 47 degrees
Attendance: 14,806

Team Records
New England Revolution: 3-3-2, 11 pts.
Sporting Kansas City: 3-2-2, 11 pts.