FINAL: Revolution 5, Sounders FC 0

Diego Fagundez scores twice as Revs top league-leading Seattle Sounders

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution recorded a resounding 5-0 victory against league-leading Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium. The Revs are now unbeaten in their last five games, going 4-0-1 since April 12, and enter next week tied for first in the Eastern Conference.

Diego Fagundez scored his first two goals of the season, adding to tallies from rookie Patrick Mullins, Teal Bunbury and a Seattle own goal. The Revs were 4-0 up by halftime and sealed the victory in the first minute of the second half.

New England (5-3-2, 17 pts.) extended its unbeaten streak at Gillette Stadium to seven games (5-0-2), dating back to Sept. 21, 2013. The Revs have yet to allow a goal at home in 2014, pushing its home shutout streak to four matches (3-0-1). The loss snapped Seattle’s (7-3-1, 22 pts.) six-game unbeaten run dating back to April 5.

The Revolution returns to action this Saturday, May 17, when the team travels to face the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Comcast Sports Net will televise the game; while 98.5 The Sports Hub will cover the game on the radio.

Key Plays

  • 5’ – SEA’s Clint Dempsey heads a cross into the path of Obafemi Martins whose close range header is saved by Bobby Shuttleworth | WATCH THE PLAY | SEE ANOTHER ANGLE
  • 6’ – NE’s Lee Nguyen closes in on goal and shoots from 25 yards, but his effort is comfortably saved by Stefan Frei
  • 14’ – NE GOAL: NE’s Chris Tierney crosses from the left and after Teal Bunbury’s attempt is saved on the line by Stefan Frei, Patrick Mullins tucks away the rebound from close range | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 22’ – Seattle’s Brad Evans heads just wide off of a corner kick | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 29’ – NE GOAL: NE’s Diego Fagundez gets his first goal of the 2014 season, firing in at the near post after being fed in by Chris Tierney | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 36’ – NE GOAL: NE’s Teal Bunbury finishes his second attempt after being played in by Lee Nguyen | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 41’ – NE GOAL: NE’s Diego Fagundez gets his second of the game, chesting down Teal Bunbury’s long ball into the area and firing into the side netting | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 46+ YELLOW CARD: Seattle’s Djimi Traore shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY

HALFTIME SCORE: New England Revolution 4, Seattle Sounders FC 0

  • 46’- NE GOAL: NE’s Lee Nguyen picks up the ball outside the area and slips in Teal Bunbury, whose cross-shot is deflected into his own net by SEA’s Chad Marshall | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 54’ – SEA’s Chad Marshall heads towards goal from a corner but his attempt is palmed away by Bobby Shuttleworth | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 73’ – YELLOW CARD: Seattle’s Gonzalo Pineda shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 77’ – SEA’s Clint Dempsey plays in Kenny Cooper but Bobby Shuttleworth makes a strong save down to his left | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 81’ – SEA’s Chad Barrett lets fly from 25 yards but his shot whistles just wide of the goal | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 91+ - NE’s Steve Neumann shoots first-time from 20 yards but his attempt is acrobatically tipped over by Stefan Frei | WATCH THE PLAY

FINAL SCORE: New England Revolution 5, Seattle Sounders FC 0

Additional Game Notes

  • With the win, the New England Revolution improved to 4-3-2 all-time against Seattle Sounders FC
  • The Revs are now also 3-1-1 against Seattle at Gillette Stadium
  • The win pushed the Revolution’s unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1) – including three consecutive wins – which started with a 2-0 home win against Houston on April 12
  • The Revs also extended their home unbeaten streak to seven matches (5-0-2), dating back to Sept. 21, 2013
  • The Revs have yet to concede a goal at Gillette Stadium this season  - a streak of 360 minutes – posting four consecutive shutouts at home
  • The win was the Revs’ biggest of the season, having previously topped Houston and Kansas City, 2-0
  • The Revs have out-scored their opponents 9-0 in home games this season
  • The result was the Revs’ first victory over Seattle since Sept. 3, 2010, at Gillette Stadium
  • The win snapped Seattle’s six game unbeaten streak (5-0-1), which included five consecutive wins prior to tonight’s match
  • The result was the third time in club history the Revs have scored four goals in the first half… the previous occasions were in a 4-4 tie with Philadelphia on Sept. 7, 2011, and in a 6-1 victory over Colorado on Sept. 18, 2004
  • Diego Fagundez scored his first goals of the season, snapping his 941-minute, regular-season goal-scoring drought, which dated back to Oct. 19, 2013
  • Diego Fagundez (19 years, 87 days) became the club’s youngest ever player to score two goals in a game, replacing Jamar Beasley (20 years, 243 days)
  • Patrick Mullins scored in his second consecutive game, and now has two goals in three MLS appearances… tonight’s goal was his first game-winner
  • Chris Tierney recorded his first assist of the season, and his first assist since Aug. 17, 2013 against Chicago at Gillette Stadium
  • Chris Tierney now has 22 career assists, which is eighth in the Revs’ career record books
  • Teal Bunbury posted his second goal and his second assist of the season
  • Chad Marshall’s own goal was the second own goal the Revs have benefitted from this season, after San Jose’s Victor Bernardez recorded an own goal in Revs’ 2-1 road victory on March 29
  • For the second consecutive game, Teal Bunbury remained out wide right with Patrick Mullins filling in as the center forward
  • Kelyn Rowe made his first  appearance since March 22 after missing the last six games with a hamstring injury
  • Tonight’s match was the first time this season the Revs did not receive any disciplinary action (cautions, ejections)
  • The Revolution posted their highest number of shots on goal this season (10), and the highest number since June 23, 2012, a 2-2 draw at Toronto
  • Bobby Shuttleworth recorded six saves, his best-ever effort against Seattle, topping his previous best against the Sounders (5, June 5, 2010)
  • The win was also Bobby Shuttleworth’s first career victory against Seattle
  • The win was the Revolution’s third shutout against Seattle, and the team’s second in a row… the squads played to a 0-0 draw last year in Seattle on April 13, 2013
  • Bobby Shuttleworth, A.J. Soares and Teal Bunbury have played every minute (900) of the 2014 season
  • Seattle’s Clint Dempsey made his first appearance at Gillette Stadium since Oct. 22, 2006, when he played against Chicago in the Eastern Conference Semifinals as a member of the Revolution
  • Seattle’s Chad Barrett made his first appearance against the Revs since leaving the team in the off-season when he replaced Lamar Neagle in the 27th minute
  • The Revolution made one change to the team that faced Toronto… Chris Tierney replaced Kevin Alston at left back who misses out with a left hamstring strain
  • Jose Goncalves (R quad strain) and Shalrie Joseph (L calf strain) were also unavailable because of injury
  • Andy Dorman started the game as the team’s captain, and Chris Tierney took over the armband when Dorman was substituted  off in the 70th minute
  • The game was the only regular-season meeting between the two sides this season

Santander Man of the Match

  • M Diego Fagundez – scored his first goals of the season and contributed heavily to the Revolution’s offensive play

Next Game

The Revolution will next travel to face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, May 17, at PPL Park in their second of three meetings with Philly this season.

  • Kickoff: 7 p.m.
  • TV: Comcast SportsNet New England
  • Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

New England Revolution vs. Seattle Sounders FC
May 11, 2014 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

New England Revolution 5, Seattle Sounders FC 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Patrick Mullins (unassisted) 14
NE – Diego Fagundez (Chris Tierney) 29
NE – Teal Bunbury (unassisted) 36
NE – Diego Fagundez (Teal Bunbury) 41
SEA – Own Goal (Chad Marshall) 46

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Darrius Barnes, Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen (Scott Caldwell 63), Andy Dorman © (Kelyn Rowe 70), Daigo Kobayashi (Steve Neumann 78), Teal Bunbury, Patrick Mullins

Substitutes Not Used: O’Brian Woodbine, Brad Knighton, Jerry Bengtson, Stephen McCarthy

STATS: Shots 16, Shots on target 10, Saves 6, Corner kicks 4, Offsides 1, Fouls 14, Possession 39.3%,
Passes 339 (77.0%)

Seattle Sounders FC: Stefan Frei, Brad Evans ©, Djimi Traore, Chad Marshall, DeAndre Yedlin (Leonardo González 60), Marco Pappa (Kenny Cooper 74), Gonzalo Pineda, Osvaldo Alonso, Lamar Neagle (Chad Barrett 68), Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins

Substitutes Not Used: Andy Rose, Zach Scott, Michael Azira, Marcus Hahnemann

STATS: Shots 20, Shots on target 6, Saves 6, Corner kicks 8, Offsides 2, Fouls 11, Possession 60.7%,
Passes 532 (83.1%)

Misconduct Summary:
SEA – Djimi Traore (caution) 45+1
SEA – Gonzalo Pineda (caution) 73

Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Assistant Referees: Peter Manikowski , Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
Fourth Official: Mark Kadlecik

Weather: Sunny and 76 degrees
Attendance: 11,293

Team Records
Seattle Sounders FC: 7-3-1, 22 pts.
New England Revolution: 5-3-2, 17 pts.