FINAL: Impact 2, Revolution 0

Impact uses two first-half goals to post win and snap Revs’ seven-game unbeaten run

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact used a pair of first-half goals to claim a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution tonight at Stade Saputo. Goals from Andres Romero and Jack McInerney made the difference as the Impact win snapped the Revolution’s seven-game (6-0-1) unbeaten run that began in mid-April.

New England (7-4-2, 23 pts.) suffered its first loss since April 5, while Montreal (2-6-4, 10 pts.) posted a win against the Revs at home for the first time since July 2012.

The Revolution return to action next Sunday, June 8, when the team hosts the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium in the teams’ last match before MLS takes a two-week break from the league schedule for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Key Plays

3' - MON GOAL: Andres Romero slots home from a hard angle after Marco Di Vaio plays him in between NE defenders on the one-two sequence | WATCH THE PLAY

17' – MON's Marco Di Vaio launches from 20 yards off a throw-in but his rising shot is wide of the far post | WATCH THE PLAY

18' - MON's Marco Di Vaio first-times Jack McInerney's cross-field pass close to the near post but Bobby Shuttleworth makes the save | WATCH THE PLAY

20' – MON’s Andres Romero pulls down a long pass over the top and gets around his defender, but Bobby Shuttleworth makes the save on the post | WATCH THE PLAY

28' - NE's Patrick Mullins receives a pass in full stride and breaks into the box and after juking around a defender gets off a shot to the far post, which was saved by Troy Perkins | WATCH THE PLAY

29' - NE's Kelyn Rowe sends a free kick in from along the near touch line and A.J. Soares connects with a flicked header in the box, but his effort is high | WATCH THE PLAY

38' – MON GOAL: Jack McInerney nets the rebound of Issey Nakajima-Farren's shot after Bobby Shuttleworth makes the save but can’t contain the rebound | WATCH THE PLAY

40' – YELLOW CARD: NE's Andy Dorman shown a yellow card for a tackle on Issey Nakajima-Farren

45+' – NE's A.J Soares blocks Marco Di Vaio's second attempt on an open goal after Bobby Shuttleworth made the initial save in the one-on-one situation | WATCH THE PLAY

HALFTIME: Montreal Impact 2, New England Revolution 0

54' – NE's Kelyn Rowe launches a shot from outside the area but it's pushed over the bar by Troy Perkins | WATCH THE PLAY

57’ – MON’s Felipe Martin’s shot from outside is just wide of the goal | WATCH THE PLAY

63' – YELLOW CARD: MON's Filipe shown a yellow for a tackle on Andrew Farrell | WATCH THE PLAY

65' – NE's Teal Bunbury gets a header on Chris Tierney's cross from the left, but it's just narrowly wide of the upper corner | WATCH THE PLAY

76' – YELLOW CARD: NE's Teal Bunbury shown a yellow card for Hassoun Camara's trip | WATCH THE PLAY

79' - NE's Daigo Kobayashi's rising shot through traffic sails high after some Revs interplay on the edge of the area | WATCH THE PLAY

80' – NE denied a penalty kick call when Andrew Farrell was played into the box and was tripped by an Impact defender as he went toward goal

83’ – NE’s Teal Bunbury pulls down an Andrew Farrell cross and gets a turn-around shot off six yards from goal, but his effort finds the side netting | WATCH THE PLAY

90’ – NE’s Andy Dorman’s shot from outside the area off a corner kick is just wide through traffic | WATCH THE PLAY

FINAL SCORE: Montreal Impact 2, New England Revolution 0

Santander Man of the Match

Kelyn Rowe – Made his first start since March 22, adding two shots in 62 minutes of action

Additional Game Notes

  • Tonight’s loss dipped the Revolution’s overall record to 7-4-2 on the season
  • The Revs will come out of the weekend still atop the Eastern Conference standings – two points ahead of second-place D.C. United
  • The loss pushed the Revs’ all-time record against Montreal to 2-4-0 … the loss evened the Revs’ record at Stade Saputo at 2-2-0 as the team won its last two visits to Montreal by 1-0 score lines
  • Tonight’s loss snapped the Revolution’s seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1), as well as its five-game winning streak
  • The team’s five-game winning streak was its second-longest in team history and matched the longest winning streak in MLS so far this season
  • Tonight marked the first time the Revs were shut out since April 5, and the fifth time overall this season … all four of the team’s losses this season have come when they’ve been held off the scoreboard
  • Kelyn Rowe made his first start since March 22 after suffering a hamstring injury in that match which kept him off the field for six matches … he had appeared as a sub in the last three matches
  • Tonight was Kelyn Rowe’s 50th career start
  • With the Revolution held scoreless, Patrick Mullins saw his four-game goal-scoring streak snapped as he scored one goal in each of the team’s first four games in May
  • Diego Fagundez saw his three-game scoring streak snapped … since the team’s win against Seattle on May 11, Fagundez scored four goals and added two assists in three games
  • Steve Neumann made his seventh straight substitute appearance – and tied for his longest substitute stint (13 minutes) this season
  • Daigo Kobayashi made his first substitute appearance since March 22
  • Bobby Shuttleworth matched his season high in saves with six … he also had six saves at Chicago (April 19) and against Seattle (May 11)
  • Montreal's third minute goal marked the first time since May 3 (2-1 win at Toronto) that the Revs trailed in a game, a span of five matches (238 minutes)
  • Montreal's third-minute goal was their first at Stade Saputo against New England since July 18, 2012
  • Montreal's two-goal lead in the 38th minute marked the first time the Revs trailed by more than one goal since April 12, a span of eight matches
  • Three players were unavailable because of injury: Shalrie Joseph (calf), Charlie Davies (calf), Stephen McCarthy (facial laceration)

Next Match

The Revolution will next host the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, June 8. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. ET.

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Tickets: Start at $25 and are available through Ticketmaster outlets and the Revolution Box Office at (877) GET-REVS (438-7387)

Box Score

New England Revolution at Montreal Impact
May 31, 2014 – Stade Saputo (Montreal, Canada)

Montreal Impact 2, New England Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:

MON – Andres Romero (Marco Di Vaio) 3

MON – Jack McInerney (unassisted) 38

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney (Steve Neumann 77), Jose Goncalves ©, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Andy Dorman, Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe (Daigo Kobayashi 62), Lee Nguyen, Teal Bunbury, Patrick Mullins

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Scott Caldwell, Darrius Barnes, Kevin Alston, Dimitry Imbongo

STATS: Shots 14, Shots on target 6, Saves 6, Corner kicks 7, Offsides 0, Fouls 12, Possession 60.4%, Passes 529 (65.1%)

Montreal Impact: Troy Perkins, Karl Ouimette, Heath Pearce, Wandrille Lefevre, Hassoun Camara, Issye Nakajima-Farran, Felipe Martins (Patrice Bernier 85), Hernan Bernardello, Andres Romero (Justin Mapp 67), Jack McInerney (Santiago Gonzalez 83), Marco Di Vaio ©

Substitutes Not Used: Evan Bush, Jeb Brovsky, Maxim Tissot, Calum Mallace

STATS: Shots 14, Shots on target 8, Saves 3, Corner kicks 4, Offsides 2, Fouls 13, Possession 39.6%, Passes 345 (78.8%)

Misconduct Summary:

NE – Andy Dorman (caution) 40

MON – Felipe Martins (caution) 63

NE – Teal Bunbury (caution) 76

Referee: Silviu Petrescu

Assistant Referees: Daniel Belleau (AR1), Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho (AR2)

Fourth Official: Mathieu Bourdeau

Weather: Sunny and 79 degrees

Attendance: 18,068

Team Records

New England Revolution: 7-4-2, 23 pts.

Montreal Impact: 2-6-4, 10 pts.