FINAL: Revolution 1, Portland Timbers 1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Charlie Davies scored his second goal in as many games and gave the New England Revolution an early lead, but Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell came back with a second-half goal and the teams played to a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium.

New England (8-12-3, 27 pts.) outshot Portland (7-7-10, 31 pts.), both in overall shots (15 to 11) and shots on target (six to four), forcing Timbers ‘keeper Donovan Ricketts into five saves on the night. It was the Revolution’s first draw since April 19.

The Revs next host Chivas USA on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the match will be televised by Comcast SportsNet New England while 98.5 The Sports Hub will have the call on the radio.

Key Plays

  • 12’ – NE’s Teal Bunbury benefits from a ricochet to find space on the right hand side of the area, but his shot is smothered by POR’s Donovan Ricketts | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 27’ – NE GOAL: NE’s Diego Fagundez bears down on goal and slips in Charlie Davies who fires in left-footed off the inside of the post | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 33’ – POR’s Diego Chara takes aim from 25 yards but Bobby Shuttleworth tips the ball out for a corner | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 37’ – POR’s Diego Valeri breaks the offside trap and attempts to chip the ball over Bobby Shuttleworth, but his effort bounces wide | WATCH THE PLAY

HALFTIME SCORE: New England Revolution 1, Portland Timbers 0

  • 48’ – POR’s Will Johnson picks up the ball out wide and slides a cutback towards Diego Valeri but his side-footed effort goes just wide of the post | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 53’ – YELLOW CARD: POR’s Gaston Fernandez shown a yellow card | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 62’ – POR’s Liam Ridgewell holds the ball up on the left hand side of the area and rolls the ball back to Will Johnson whose shot zips wide | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 65’ – POR GOAL: Liam Ridgewell picks up the ball at the halfway line and dribbles through the Revs’ defense and fires past Bobby Shuttleworth on an angle from inside the area | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 68’ – POR’s Gaston Fernandez has a goal ruled out for offside after being played in by Maxi Urruti | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 78’ – NE’s Daigo Kobayashi plays in Kelyn Rowe outside the area, but his shot across goal is tipped away by Donovan Ricketts | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 82’ – POR’s Darlington Nagbe gets to the end line and cuts the ball back for Maxi Urruti, but Bobby Shuttleworth makes the save down to his right | WATCH THE PLAY

FINAL SCORE: New England Revolution 1, Portland Timbers 1

Santander Man of the Match

  • F Charlie Davies – scored for the second consecutive game and recorded his third point in three games (two goals, one assist)

Next Game

The Revolution next host Chivas USA at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, August 23, in the teams’ only meeting this season. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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

Box Score

New England Revolution vs. Portland Timbers
August 16, 2014 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

New England Revolution 1, Portland Timbers 1

Scoring Summary:
NE – Charlie Davies (Diego Fagundez) 27
POR – Liam Ridgewell (unassisted) 65

New England Revolution:  Bobby Shuttleworth, Kevin Alston (Darrius Barnes 28), Jose Goncalves ©, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen (Daigo Kobayashi 57), Scott Caldwell, Kelyn Rowe, Teal Bunbury, Charlie Davies (Patrick Mullins 75)

Substitutes Not Used: Shalrie Joseph, Steve Neumann, Larry Jackson, Stephen McCarthy

STATS: Shots 15, Shots on target 6, Saves 3, Corner kicks 9, Offsides 2, Fouls 16, Possession 47.0%, Passes 360 (67.8%)

Portland Timbers: Donovan Ricketts, Michael Harrington, Liam Ridgewell, Norberto Paparatto, Danny O’Rourke, Will Johnson, Gaston Fernandez (Steve Zakuani 78), Diego Chara, Rodney Wallace (Darlington Nagbe 53), Fanendo Adi (Maximiliano Urruti 60), Diego Valeri

Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Weber, Pa Modou Kah, Jack Jewsbury, Ben Zemanski

STATS: Shots 11, Shots on target 4, Saves 5, Corner kicks 5, Offsides 9, Fouls 17, Possession 53.0%, Passes 417 (72.9%)

Misconduct Summary:
POR – Gaston Fernandez (caution) 53

Referee: Mark Geiger
Assistant Referees: Greg Barkey (AR1), Matthew Nelson (AR2)
Fourth Official: Robert Sibiga

Weather: Partly cloudy, 69 degrees
Attendance: 16,409

Team Records:
Portland Timbers: 7-7-10, 31 pts.
New England Revolution: 8-12-3, 27 pts.

Additional Game Notes

  • With the draw, the Revolution’s overall record was pushed to 8-12-3 (27 pts.) on the season
  • The draw was the Revs’ first since April 19, a 1-1 draw away to the Chicago Fire
  • The draw moved the Revs’ record in MLS regular-season games against the Timbers to 1-1-3 all-time … the Revs are now 1-0-2 at home against the Timbers
  • Tonight’s match was the only time the two teams meet this year
  • The draw moved the Revs’ record to 7-1-1 when scoring the first goal, and was the second-straight game that the team dropped points after scoring first
  • The Revs made one change from the side’s previous game at New York … Diego Fagundez came in for Steve Neumann at left midfield
  • Charlie Davies’ goal in the 27th minute was his second goal of the season and the 13th of his career in MLS play … it was his first since Aug. 2 against the New York Red Bulls
  • Charlie Davies’ goal extended his current point streak to three games … it is the second longest point streak of his career … Davies registered goals in his first four games with D.C. United from March 19 to April 16
  • Diego Fagundez registered his fourth assist of the season on Charlie Davies 27th-minute goal … it was the 14th assist of his career and his first since May 24 against D.C. United
  • Darrius Barnes made his fifth substitute appearance of the season coming on for the injured Kevin Alston (R hamstring tightness) at left back in the 28th minute … Barnes last appeared coming off the bench against the Columbus Crew on July 26
  • Darrius Barnes is now tied for second in MLS for substitute appearances for defenders (five)
  • Scott Caldwell made his 30th career start
  • Teal Bunbury made his 70th career start and his 22nd start in a Revs jersey … it was his 112th career MLS appearance
  • Diego Fagundez made his 60th career start and 80th overall appearance
  • Jose Goncalves made his 50th career MLS start
  • Lee Nguyen made his 80th career MLS start
  • Lee Nguyen played his third consecutive game without a caution and successfully earned a Good Behavior exemption … he will enter next Saturday’s game with his caution total reset at three
  • Bobby Shuttleworth is now 0-0-2 against Portland after a 0-0 draw at Portland last year in which he recorded a career-high nine saves
  • Shalrie Joseph dressed for his first game since being acquired by the Revs in the Waiver Draft on April 22 … was last available on the Revs’ bench on July 29, 2012 against the Philadelphia Union when he came off the bench in that game replacing Clyde Simms at midfield in the 60th minute
  • Three players were unavailable due to injury; Andy Dorman (R MCL sprain/Disabled list), Brad Knighton (abscess) and Chris Tierney (L MCL sprain)