FINAL: Red Bulls 2, Revolution 0

Revs suffer first loss at home as Red Bulls claim win in the final match before the World Cup

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution suffered a 2-0 loss today at Gillette Stadium in the teams’ final match before the Major League Soccer break for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Goals from Eric Alexander and Peguy Luyindula helped the Red Bulls hand the Revs their second straight loss.

While the loss was New England’s (7-5-2, 23 pts.) first at home in the 2014 season, the Revs remained in first place in the Eastern Conference after the weekend. With the victory, the Red Bulls (4-5-6, 18 pts.) recorded their first regular-season win at Gillette Stadium since June 29, 2002 – a span of almost 12 years.

New England next action comes in the fourth round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, June 18. The Revolution will travel to face the Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) at City Stadium in Richmond, Virginia.

The Revolution next sees MLS action on June 28, when they host the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium.

Key Plays

  • 1’ – NE’s Patrick Mullins lets fly from 20 yards but his left-footed strike is punched aside by Luis Robles | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 17’ – NY GOAL: Eric Alexander heads the ball into an empty net off of a Lloyd Sam free kick delivery after Bobby Shuttleworth was blocked by a teammate | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 22’ – NE’s Lee Nguyen bears down on goal but his 20-yard attempt is caught by Luis Robles | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 24’ – NE’s Chris Tierney picks up a short corner and his angled drive is tipped over by Robles | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 30’ – NE’s Daigo Lee Nguyen slips in Teal Bunbury on the right side of the area, but his powerful shot is blocked by Luis Robles | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 40’ – NY’s Chris Duvall picks up the ball on the right, cuts inside, and hits a shot into the side netting from 25 yards | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 44’ – NE’s Diego Fagundez drives into the area and his side-footed effort off the post and kicks out | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 48+’ – YELLOW CARD: NE’s Chris Tierney shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY

HALFTIME SCORE: New England Revolution 0, New York Red Bulls 1

  • 48’ – NE’s Chris Tierney takes aim again off of a short corner, but his shot zips over the bar
  • 50’ – NE’s Andrew Farrell breaks into the area but his shot is saved by the legs of Luis Robles | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 52’ – NE’s Diego Fagundez and Kelyn Rowe play a quick one-two combination before the Fagundez’s effort is palmed away by Luis Robles | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 56’ – NE’s Lee Nguyen finds a pocket of space inside the area from Diego Fagundez’s pass, but he drags his shot wide | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 63’ – YELLOW CARD: NY’s Luis Robles shown a yellow card for a delay of game | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 69 ‘ – YELOW CARD: NY’s Matt Miazga shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 70’ – NE’s Chris Tierney whips in a free kick and, after a goalmouth scramble, Luis Robles is able to gather the loose ball | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 76’ – NY GOAL – NY’s Peguy Luyindula hits a half-volley from just outside the area past Bobby Shuttleworth | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 86’ – YELLOW CARD: NY’s Ibrahim Sekagya shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 90’ – NE’s Saer Sene plays in Diego Fagundez in the area, and his cross skipped just ahead of Teal Bunbury who was streaking in | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 94+’ – YELLOW CARD: NY’s Andre Akpan shown a yellow card

FINAL SCORE: New England Revolution 0, New York Red Bulls 2

Santander Man of the Match

  • M Diego Fagundez –  Contributed to the Revs’ offense with incisive passing and darting runs. Had five of the team’s 22 shots, and came closest to scoring with a shot that struck the inside of the post in the first half

Next Games

The Revolution next travel to Richmond, Virginia, to face the Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, June 18, at City Stadium.

  • Kickoff: 7 p.m.
  • The match will be live-streamed. Check revolutionsoccer.net for more information in the coming days

The Revolution next returns to MLS action when the team hosts the Philadelphia Union after the World Cup break on Saturday, June 28, at Gillette Stadium in their third and final meeting with the Union this season.

  • Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.
  • TV: Comcast SportsNet New England
  • Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Additional Game Notes

  • The loss tonight dropped the Revolution’s record to 7-5-2 with 23 points … after winning five straight games from April 26 to May 24, the Revs are now winless in their last two
  • Tonight’s loss is the Revolution’s first loss at Gillette Stadium this season … the Revs are now 4-1-1 at home so far this season
  • The loss also snapped the Revs’ eight-game undefeated streak at Gillette Stadium that dated back to Sept. 21, 2013
  • Despite the loss, the Revs will come out of the weekend atop the Eastern Conference standings, one point ahead of D.C. United and Sporting KC, which are tied for second place with 22 points
  • Tonight’s loss is the Revolution’s second straight shutout loss, and the team’s sixth offensive shutout this season … all five of the team’s losses this season have come when they’ve been held scoreless
  • The loss pushed the Revolution’s all-time record against the New York Red Bull (formerly the New York/New Jersey MetroStars) to 26-21-15
  • Tonight marked the first regular-season loss to New York at home since June 29, 2002 … the Revs were unbeaten in their previous 17 regular-season home games against New York
  • Bobby Shuttleworth made his 13th  start of the season … his is now 6-5-2 this season … Shuttleworth is 2-3-3 against the New York Red Bulls in his career
  • Tonight marked the first time Bobby Shuttleworth has conceded more than one goal at home this season
  • Daigo Kobayashi returned to the starting 11 tonight, replacing Kelyn Rowe at midfield
  • Kelyn Rowe came on as a halftime substitute for Patrick Mullins … this was Rowe’s fourth substitute appearance of the season
  • Steve Neumann made his ninth straight substitute appearance, replacing Daigo Kobayashi at midfield – the appearance was his longest substitute stint of the season (19 minutes)
  • Saer Sene made his eighth appearance of the season, replacing Andy Dorman at midfield in the 81st minute … it was Sene’s first appearance since April 19 at Chicago
  • The Revs forced New York goalkeeper Luis Robles into nine saves, the most against a Revs opponent since Aug. 13, 2011 when Columbus made nine saves in a 3-1 win over New England at Crew Stadium
  • Three players were unavailable tonight because of injury: Kevin Alston (hamstring), Shalrie Joseph (calf) and Charlie Davies (calf)
  • Tonight’s attendance (23,950) was the largest crowd the Revs have played in front of this season, and the seventh highest stand-alone Revolution home game attendance in Gillette Stadium history

New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls
June 8, 2014 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
New York Red Bulls 2, New England Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
NY – Eric Alexander (Llyod Sam) 17
NY – Peguy Luyindula (unassisted) 76

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves ©, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen, Andy Dorman (Saer Sene) 81, Daigo Kobayashi (Steve Neumann) 71, Teal Bunbury, Patrick Mullins (Kelyn Rowe) 46

Substitutes Not Used: Stephen McCarthy, Brad Knighton, Scott Caldwell, Darrius Barnes

STATS: Shots 22, Shots on target 9, Saves 0, Corner kicks 8, Offsides 4, Fouls 16, Possession 53.0%, Passes 390 (82.3%)

New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles, Kosuke Kimura, Armando, Matt Miazga, Chris Duvall, Llyod Sam, Eric Alexander, Ibrahim Sekagya, Bobby Convey (Jonathon Steele) 60, Bradley Wright-Phillips (Andre Akpan) 87, Pguy Luyindula © (Connor Lade) 92+

Substitutes Not Used: Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo, Ruben Bover Izquierdo, Ryan Meara, Richard Eckersley

STATS: Shots 8, Shots on target 2, Saves 9, Corner kicks 2, Offsides 1, Fouls 15, Possession 47.0%, Passes 350 (76.9%)

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Chris Tierney (caution) 48+
NY – Luis Robles (caution) 63
NY – Matt Miazga (caution) 69
NY – Ibrahim Sekagya  (caution) 86
NY – Andre Akpan (caution) 94+

Referee: Geoff Gamble
Assistant Referees: Anthony R. Vasoli (AR1), Matthew Nelson (AR2)
Fourth Official: Robert Sibiga

Weather: Partly Cloudy, 83 degrees
Attendance: 23,950

Team Records
New York Red Bulls: 4-5-6, 18 pts.
New England Revolution: 7-5-2, 23 pts.