FINAL: Revolution 1, Chivas USA 0

Nguyen tallies second-half game-winner as Revs extend home-unbeaten streak to three

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lee Nguyen recorded his team-leading ninth goal of the season as the New England Revolution beat Chivas USA, 1-0, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. Nguyen curled a shot past Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy from the edge of the penalty area in the 56th minute to clinch the win for the Revs.

New England (9-12-3, 30 pts.) outshot Chivas USA (6-12-6, 24 pts.) nine to six and on the evening while Revs’ goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made four saves to preserve the win and collect his sixth clean sheet of the season.

The Revolution next travel north of the border to face Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday, August 23, in the second of three meetings between the sides this season. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. and the game will be shown live on Comcast SportsNet while 98.5 The Sports Hub will carry the game on the radio.

Key Plays

  • 15’ – YELLOW CARD: CHV’s Erick Torres shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 18’ – CHV’s Felix Borja receives Erick Avila’s knock down and shoots on the turn but Bobby Shuttleworth palms the ball away | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 20’ – NE’s Lee Nguyen brings the ball forward through midfield and takes aim from the edge of the area, but his shot flies over the bar | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 36’ – NE’s Diego Fagundez plays a quick free kick to Lee Nguyen who weaves his way into the area before having his shot palmed away for a corner kick by Dan Kennedy | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 41’ – CHV’s Erick Torres makes space for himself in the area but his effort is well wide of the far post | WATCH THE PLAY

HALFTIME SCORE: New England Revolution 0, Chivas USA 0

  • 48’ – YELLOW CARD: NE’s A.J. Soares shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 51’ – CHV’s Agustin Pelletieri has his low shot from the edge of the penalty area saved and held by Bobby Shuttleworth | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 53’ – YELLOW CARD: CHV’s Tony Lochhead shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 54’ – NE’s Darrius Barnes lays the ball off to Daigo Kobayashi whose first-time shot zips just over the bar | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 56’ – NE GOAL: NE’s Kelyn Rowe plays a one-two with Daigo Kobayashi before squeezing the ball to Lee Nguyen who curls into the upper left corner from the edge of the area | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 64’ – CHV’s Felix Borja breaks the offside trap and bears down on goal but his shot is beaten away by Bobby Shuttleworth | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 70’ – YELLOW CARD: CHV’s Oswaldo Minda shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 72’ – CHV’s Nathan Sturgis whips in a cross from the right that Erick Torres gets his head to but Bobby Shuttleworth is on hand to claw the ball away | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 76’ – NE’s Steve Neumann lines up a shot from 25 yards but his effort is tipped around the post by Dan Kennedy | WATCH THE PLAY

FINAL SCORE: New England Revolution 1, Chivas USA 0

Santander Man of the Match

  • GK Bobby Shuttleworth – made four saves on the night as he recorded his sixth shutout of the season

Next Game

The Revolution next travel north of the border to face Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday, August 30, in the second of three meetings between the sides this season. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

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

New England Revolution vs. Chivas USA
August 23, 2014 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

New England Revolution 1, Chivas USA 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Lee Nguyen (Kelyn Rowe, Daigo Kobayashi) 56’

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Darrius Barnes, Jose Goncalves ©, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Diego Fagundez (Steve Neumann 68’), Lee Nguyen, Scott Caldwell, Daigo Kobayashi, Kelyn Rowe (Teal Bunbury 59’), Charlie Davies (Tony Taylor 81’)

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Patrick Mullins, Stephen McCarthy, Donnie Smith

STATS: Shots 9, Shots on target 3, Saves 4, Corner kicks 9, Offsides 5, Fouls 5, Possession 65.4%, Passes 524 (82.3%)

Chivas USA: Dan Kennedy ©, Donny Toia, Tony Lochhead, Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Akira Kaji, Eric Avila (Leandro Barrera 62’), Oswaldo Minda, Agustin Pelletieri (Marco Delgado 68’), Nathan Sturgis, Felix Borja (Ryan Finley 87’), Erick Torres

Substitutes Not Used: Trevor Spangenberg, Bobby Burling, Matthew Dunn, Eriq Zavaleta

STATS: Shots 6, Shots on target 4, Saves 2, Corner kicks 3, Offsides 3, Fouls 20, Possession 34.6%, Passes 278 (61.9%)

Misconduct Summary:
CHV – Erick Torres (caution) 15’
NE – A.J. Soares (caution) 48’
CHV – Tony Lochhead (caution) 53’
CHV – Oswaldo Minda (caution) 70’

Referee: Dave Gantar
Assistant Referees: CJ Morgante (AR1), Gianni Facchini (AR2)
Fourth Official: Daniel Radford

Weather: Clear, 70 degrees
Attendance: 16,427

Team Records:
Chivas USA: 6-12-6, 24 pts.
New England Revolution: 9-12-3, 30 pts.

Additional Game Notes

  • With the win, the Revolution’s overall record was lifted to 9-12-3 (30 pts.) on the season … the win was the Revs’ first since July 30 against the Colorado Rapids and extended team’s home unbeaten streak to 3 games (2-0-1)
  • The win pushed the Revs’ record in MLS regular-season games against Chivas USA to 6-7-4 all-time … the Revs are now 5-2-2 at home against Chivas USA
  • Tonight’s match was the first – and only – time the two teams meet this year
  • Tonight’s match with Chivas USA marked the Revs’ last game against a Western Conference opponent this season … the Revs’ finish the season with a 4-3-2 record against the Western Conference … in 2013 the Revs were 2-4-3 against the West
  • The win moved the Revs’ record to 8-1-1 when scoring the first goal
  • Tonight was the first time the Revs were able to win a game when registering just a single goal … this was their first 1-0 win of the season after winning three games by that score in 2013
  • Lee Nguyen’s goal was his ninth of the season and the 18th of his MLS career … Nguyen’s goal was his first since his free-kick goal against the Colorado Rapids on July 30
  • Lee Nguyen’s goal was his team-leading fourth game-winning goal of the season … the Revs are now 6-1-1 this season in games when Nguyen scores a goal
  • Kelyn Rowe’s assist was his third of the season and the 16th assist of his career … Rowe’s last assist came against the Columbus Crew on July 26
  • Daigo Kobayashi’s assist was his fourth assist of the season and the 8th assist of his career … the assist was his first since May 17 at Philadelphia
  • Kobayashi is now tied with Diego Fagundez and Teal Bunbury for the team-lead in assists
  • Bobby Shuttleworth made his 22nd start in goal on the season and made four saves to record his sixth shutout of the season … Shuttleworth’s record now stands at 8-11-3 on the season
  • Darrius Barnes started at left back for the first time this season, replacing an injured Kevin Alston (R hamstring tightness) … the start was Barnes’ 10th overall start of the season and his first start since July 19 against Dallas
  • Daigo Kobayashi started in the central midfield, marking his 16th start of the season and his first start since July 19 against FC Dallas
  • Kelyn Rowe made his second start of the year on the right side of midfield with Teal Bunbury starting the game on the bench … Rowe last started at right midfield against the LA Galaxy on July 16
  • Bunbury came on for Rowe in the 59th minute … this was Bunbury’s second substitute appearance of the season and his first since July 4 against Real Salt Lake …
  • Steve Neumann made his 15th substitute appearance of the season replacing Diego Fagundez in midfield in the 68th minute … Neumann last appeared when he started against the New York Red Bulls on August 2
  • Tony Taylor replaced Charlie Davies up front in the 81st minute, making his MLS and Revolution debut in the process … this was the first time that Taylor was included in the 18-man squad since being assigned to the team via a weighted lottery on August 18
  • Four players were unavailable for the game due to injury; Andy Dorman (R MCL sprain/Disabled List), Chris Tierney (L MCL sprain), Kevin Alston (R hamstring tightness) and Larry Jackson (R knee irritation)