TUCSON, Ariz. – Lee Nguyen and Jerry Bengtson scored first-half goals to help the New England Revolution claim third place in the Desert Diamond Cup with a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday evening at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Nguyen scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in just the fourth minute when he drew a penalty kick before stepping up to convert himself. Bengtson added the Revolution’s insurance in the 36th minute with an opportunistic finish following a Red Bulls giveaway.
TUCSON, Ariz. – Relegated to the Desert Diamond Cup consolation match because of their late collapse against Real Salt Lake three days ago, the Revs were searching for a bit of redemption on Saturday night.
Determined to dig in and protect a lead – and thus prove Wednesday night’s disappointing finish was an aberration as opposed to a habit – the Revs set out to make their 2-0 halftime advantage over the New York Red Bulls stand up. On this occasion they accomplished their task, holding off an eager Red Bulls attack to claim a second preseason shutout.