Final: FC Dallas 2, Revs 0

FRISCO, Texas – Andres Escobar’s 29th-minute goal proved to be the difference as FC Dallas earned a 2-0 win over the New England Revolution tonight at Toyota Stadium. FCD added a second goal in stoppage time to post the final score.

New England (7-10-2, 23 pts.) saw its losing streak extend to seven games as Dallas (8-7-5, 29 pts.) out-shot the Revs 24-9 overall. Bobby Shuttleworth made seven saves in the loss.

The Revs are set to return home next Saturday, July 26, when the team hosts the Columbus Crew at Gillette Stadium. A limited number of Andrew Farrell bobbleheads will be given away at the stadium entry gates. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the match will be televised on Comcast SportsNet and carried on the radio by 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Key Plays

·         18’ – FCD’s Blas Perez gets a head on Andres Escobar’s cross from the left side, but his effort is over the cross bar | WATCH THE PLAY
·         19’ – FCD’s Andres Escobar’s right-footed effort from the edge of the box is saved by Bobby Shuttleworth for a corner kick | WATCH THE PLAY
·         21’ – FCD has sustained pressure in their attacking end of the field but the Revs block four-straight shots to snuff out the threats
·         29’ – FCD GOAL: Andres Escobar picks up a loose ball and puts Dallas up 1-0 when he works around his defender and slots a shot high past Bobby Shuttleworth after Tesho Akindele’s rising shot hit off the cross bar and back into play on the left side | WATCH THE GOAL
·         44’ – FCD’s Je-Vaughn Watson’s re-directed shot off Blas Perez’s cross from the left was wide | WATCH THE PLAY
HALFTIME SCORE: FC Dallas 1, New England Revolution 0

·         49’ – NE’s Lee Nguyen finds space and blasts a curling shot from 30 yards, but it’s high of Raul Fernandez’s goal | WATCH THE PLAY
·         54’ – FCD’s Andres Escobar works to create space around the edge of the penalty area, but his rising shot is tipped by Bobby Shuttleworth | WATCH THE PLAY
·         62’ – FCD’s Tesho Akindele launches a crossing shot back across goal, forcing Bobby Shuttleworth to make an acrobatic save | WATCH THE PLAY
·         67’ – FCD’s Je-Vaughn Watson’s shot deflects off NE’s Patrick Mullins and  then kicks off the post | WATCH THE PLAY
·         77’ – FCD’s Moises Hernandez streaks down the left wing and gets a hard shot off but Bobby Shuttleworth makes the save | WATCH THE PLAY
·         79’ – YELLOW CARD: Chris Tierney shown a yellow card for a foul on the edge of the box on Tesho Akindele | WATCH THE PLAY
·         83’ – NE’s Steve Neumann gets a shot off from the top of the penalty area, but Raul Fernandez is there for the save | WATCH THE PLAY
·         91+’ – FCD GOAL” Tesho Akindele picks up a pass from Victor Ulloa near midfield and has a one-on-one with a defender, creates space and shoots near post for the 2-0 Dallas lead late | WATCH THE GOAL
·         93’ – NE’s Diego Fagundez gets off a shot from close range but Raul Fernandez is there for the save | WATCH THE PLAY
·         93+’ – NE’s Bobby Shuttleworth makes a point-blank save on Maura Diaz after a one-two sequence with Tesho Akindele | WATCH THE PLAY

FINAL SCORE: FC Dallas 2, New England Revolution 0

Santander Man of the Match
·         D Chris Tierney – Put in a tireless shift and served as captain while trying to spur the attack down the left side of the field


New England Revolution at FC Dallas
July 19, 2014 – Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)

FC Dallas 2, New England Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
FCD – Andres Escobar (unassisted) 29
FCD – Tesho Akindele (Victor Ulloa) 91+

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney ©, Stephen McCarthy, Andrew Farrell, Darrius Barnes, Scott Caldwell, Steve Neumann, Lee Nguyen, Daigo Kobayashi (Diego Fagundez 70), Teal Bunbury (Kelyn Rowe 57), Charlie Davies (Patrick Mullins 57)

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Jose Goncalves, Jerry Bengtson, Kevin Alston

STATS: Shots 9, Shots on target 3, Saves 7, Corner kicks 2, Offsides 1, Fouls 6, Possession 55.5%, Passes 483 (85.1%)

FC Dallas: Raul Fernandez, Moises Hernandez, Matt Hedges, Stephen Keel, Zach Lloyd, Je-Vaugh Watson (Mauro Diaz 74), Adam Moffat, Victor Ulloa, Andres Escobar (Michel 87), Tesho Akindele, Blas Perez (Andrew Jacobson 91+)

Substitutes Not Used: Richard Sanchez, Peter Luccin, David Texeira, Walker Zimmerman

STATS: Shots 24, Shots on target 9, Saves 3, Corner kicks 9, Offsides 0, Fouls 9, Possession 44.5%, Passes 383 (79.6%)

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Chris Tierney (caution) 79

Referee: Armando Villarreal
Assistant Referees: Adam Garner (AR1), Mark Cahen (AR2)
Fourth Official: Younes Marrackchi

Weather: Partly cloudy, 76 degrees
Attendance: 15,551

Team Records
New England Revolution: 7-10-2, 23 pts.
FC Dallas: 8-7-5, 29 pts.

Additional Game Notes

  • With the loss, the Revs saw their overall record drop to 7-10-2 (23 points) on the season
  • The defeat was the team’s seventh straight, marking the club’s longest losing streak in the post-shootout era in MLS (2000-present) … overall, the Revs’ longest losing streak in club history is nine games (twice, 1997 and 1998), including shootout losses in the first three years of MLS
  • The loss dropped the Revs’ all-time record against Dallas to 23-14-3 … on the road, New England is now 11-8-2, including a 3-4-1 mark at Toyota Park
  • Jay Heaps adjusted the formation he ran out on Wednesday at LA … he switched from a 4-4-2 to the team’s now customary 4-1-4-1 set-up for this game
  •  Goncalves sat out as a precaution with hamstring tightness, making way for Stephen McCarthy at center back
  • With his start tonight, Charlie Davies made his first MLS start since Oct. 19, 2011 when he was with D.C. United
  • Steve Neumann made his first career MLS start tonight … all 13 of his previous appearances came as a substitute
  • Stephen McCarthy made his first start in a league game since September 14, 2013 … he now has 63 career starts
  • Andrew Farrell made his 50th career start (and appearance) tonight
  • Chris Tierney served as captain tonight in place of Jose Goncalves … it was his first match as captain since April 27, 2013 in a match against the Philadelphia Union at Gillette Stadium
  • Scott Caldwell started his first match since March 15, 2014 … he has made nine substitute appearances since that match
  • When Diego Fagundez came on as a second-half substitute, it marked his first substitute appearance of the 2014 season after he had started the first 18 games of the season … the last time he made a substitute appearance was August 10, 2013 in a 3-0 loss at Kansas City
  • The Revolution fell to 1-10-1 when allowing the first goal … in each of the team’s last seven losses, the Revs have allowed the first goal … when the team scores the first goal, the Revs are 6-0-0
  • A.J. Soares was forced to sit out this match after being shown a straight red card on Wednesday in LA … it was his first red card of the season and the third of his career
  • Four players were unavailable because of injury tonight: Andy Dorman (R MCL sprain/Disabled List), Jose Goncalves (R hamstring tightness), Shalrie Joseph (L calf strain) and Saer Sene (R quadriceps tightness) … while listed on the gameday roster as being available, Goncalves was in street clothes on the bench during the match.