HARRISON, N.J. – The New England Revolution (4-5-4; 16 pts.) fell to the New York Red Bulls (6-6-2; 20 pts.), 2-1, at Red Bull Arena on Saturday evening. Lee Nguyen converted his third penalty and sixth goal of the season in the ninth minute to put the Revs up early in the match. New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips equalized for the Red Bulls shortly after halftime, burying a rebound opportunity in the 47th minute. New York's Daniel Royer put the Red Bulls on top in the 74th minute on what proved to be the game-winning goal.
In starting tonight's match, Diego Fagundez became the first Revolution field player to appear in 66 consecutive matches. Andy Dorman previously held the record with 65 consecutive appearances. Fagundez has seen the field for the Revs in every match dating back to June 13, 2015. Matt Reis holds the record for consecutive appearances by a Revolution player with 89 straight matches in net for the Revs.
New England returns to action on Wednesday, May 31 when the club remains on the road for a meeting with New York City FC. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast locally on CSN New England, where Brad Feldman and Paul Mariner will be on the call. Fans can also listen on the radio in English on 98.5 The Sports Hub and in Portuguese on 1570 WMVX Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 1, New York Red Bulls 2
May 27, 2017 – Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.J.)
Revolution Fall to New York Red Bulls 2-1
- The Revolution fell to the Red Bulls, 2-1, on Saturday night, bringing New England's record to 4-5-4 (16 pts.) through the first 13 matches of the season.
- New England's road record now stands at 0-5-2 in 2017.
Nguyen Strike from the Penalty Spot Gives Revs the Early Lead
- Midfielder Lee Nguyen opened the scoring for the Revolution in the ninth minute of tonight's contest. Nguyen now has six goals, three of which have come from the penalty spot, this season.
- The McKinney, Texas native has shown versatility in scoring and creating goals. Nguyen's six goals are tied for a team high with forward Juan Agudelo, while his five assists also lead all Revolution players. Nguyen's 11 combined goals and assists is third most in Major League Soccer.
Fagundez Surpasses Dorman's Mark for Consecutive Appearances by Field Player
- With his start today, midfielder Diego Fagundez surpassed Andy Dorman for the most consecutive appearances registered by a Revolution field player with 66. Fagundez has seen the field for the Revs in every match dating back to June 13, 2015.
- Goalkeeper Matt Reis has the record for most consecutive appearances among all players in club history, making 89 straight appearances in net for the Revs.
Watson Reaches 10,000 Career MLS Minutes
- Defender Je-Vaughn Watson eclipsed 10,000 career minutes in the 26th minute of tonight's match. This season, Watson has made nine appearances, including two starts, for the Revolution.
- Before joining New England, Watson made 41 appearances with Houston from 2011-12 and 78 appearances with FC Dallas from 2013-15.
Woodberry Makes 2017 Debut for Revolution
- Defender London Woodberry made his first appearance and start of the 2017 MLS Regular Season in tonight's contest. Last season, Woodberry set career highs in appearances (25) and starts (23) and scored the lone goal of his MLS career on June 18 at Vancouver, a 2-1 Revolution victory.
- Woodberry eclipsed 4,000 career MLS minutes in the 71st minute of the match. Prior to joining the Revs, Woodberry played for FC Dallas from 2013-14 where he logged 363 minutes in eight matches.
Revolution Make Three Changes to Starting XI
- Revolution Head Coach Jay Heaps made three changes to the club’s starting lineup from its most recent match on May 21 vs. Columbus Crew SC, with defenders London Woodberry and Je-Vaughn Watson replacing defenders Benjamin Angoua and Andrew Farrell who were unavailable due to suspension, and midfielder Gershon Koffie replacing forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen, who shifted to the bench.
- Midfielder Gershon Koffie made his first start since rejoining the Revolution on loan from Hammarby IF on May 8. Koffie made his first appearance on May 21 vs. Columbus when he came on as a halftime substitute.
- Defender Donnie Smith was unavailable for selection in tonight's match as he is currently on loan with the Charlotte Independence. Goalkeeper Matt Turner was also unavailable for selection as he completes a short-term loan with the Richmond Kickers.
- 4th minute (CHANCE) – Midfielder Kelyn Rowe fires a shot on target, but New York goalkeeper Luis Robles is able to tip the ball into the crossbar to keep the match scoreless (WATCH).
- 8th minute (PENALTY) – Midfielder Diego Fagundez dribbles along the left side of the penalty area and is fouled by New York's Sal Zizzo to give the Revs an early penalty (WATCH).
- 9th minute (GOAL) – Midfielder Lee Nguyen beats Luis Robles just inside the post from the penalty spot to give New England the early lead (WATCH).
- 17th minute (CHANCE) – Midfielder Lee Nguyen plays a low cross to the feet of forward Kei Kamara, who turns and fires a shot left of the net (WATCH).
- 23rd minute (SAVE) – Goalkeeper Cody Cropper stops a well hit strike from Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence to preserve the New England lead (WATCH).
- 24th minute (SAVE) – Goalkeeper Cody Cropper leaves his feet to register a save on Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis (WATCH).
- 42nd minute (CHANCE) – Defender Chris Tierney takes a shot from outside the box, but Robles makes the save (WATCH).
- 47th minute (GOAL) – Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips scores a backheel goal on a rebound opportunity (WATCH).
- 51st minute (CHANCE) – Midfielder Kelyn Rowe fires a shot from the top of the 18-yard box, but the ball carries over the net (WATCH).
- 55th minute (SAVE) – Goalkeeper Cody Cropper parries an attempt from Mike Grella to keep the scoreline level (WATCH).
- 74th minute (GOAL) – Red Bulls defender Kemar Lawrence plays a low cross to midfielder Daniel Royer, who finishes at the far post (WATCH).
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Kermit Quisenberry (AR1), Brian Dunn (AR2)
Fourth Official: Jorge Gonzalez
Weather: 70 Degrees and Cloudy
NE – Lee Nguyen 6 (Penalty Kick) 9'
NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips 6 (Unassisted) 47'
NY – Daniel Royer 4 (Kemar Lawrence 3, Felipe 3) 74'
NE – Je-Vaughn Watson (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 39'
NY – Felipe (Yellow Card – Persistent Infringement) 78'
NY – Alex Muyl (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 88'
NE – Xavier Kouassi (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 90+4'
NE – Teal Bunbury (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 90+5'
New England Revolution: Cody Cropper; Chris Tierney, Antonio Delamea, London Woodberry, Je-Vaughn Watson (Teal Bunbury 82'); Xavier Kouassi, Gershon Koffie (Scott Caldwell 79'); Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen ©, Kelyn Rowe; Kei Kamara (Juan Agudelo 66')
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Josh Smith, Daigo Kobayashi, Femi Hollinger-Janzen
New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Kemar Lawrence, Aaron Long (Connor Lade 86'), Damien Perrinelle, Sal Zizzo; Felipe, Sean Davis; Mike Grella (Gonzalo Verón 70'), Sacha Kljestan ©, Daniel Royer (Alex Muyl 79'); Bradley Wright-Phillips
Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Meara, Hassan Ndam, Dan Metzger, Fredrik Gulbrandsen