FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (3-2-1; 10 pts.) fell to FC Dallas (2-0-3; 9 pts), 1-0, at Gillette Stadium on Saturday evening. Dallas' Jacori Hayes scored the game's lone goal in the 76th minute, tucking a left-footed shot inside the near post to secure all three points for the away side. The result snaps New England's home unbeaten run at 11 games and its current shutout streak at 270 minutes – the longest in MLS this season to date.
Goalkeeper Matt Turner withstood a bevy of quality chances from FC Dallas, submitting four saves including a pair of point-blank stops on Cristian Colmán and Roland Lamah in the 16th and 40th minutes, respectively. With 22 saves on the season, Turner is tied with LA Galaxy's David Bingham for third most among all MLS goalkeepers. In addition, his 1.00 goals against average (min. two games played) is third best in MLS and his 78.6 percent save rate ranks fifth.
The Revolution generated 21 shots, but were unable to solve Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer, who submitted a single-game career-high six saves. Forwards Juan Agudelo and Teal Bunbury both recorded a pair of shots on target, while Cristian Penilla and Luis Caicedo each contributed three chances.
New England returns to action next Saturday, April 21, when the club travels to MAPFRE Stadium to take on Columbus Crew SC for the first of two meetings this season. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast locally on NBC Sports Boston, where Brad Feldman and Paul Mariner will be on the call. Fans may also listen on the radio in English on 98.5 The Sports Hub and in Portuguese on 1570 WMVX Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 0, FC Dallas 1
April 14, 2018 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
Revolution Fall to FC Dallas, 1-0
- The Revolution fell to FC Dallas, 1-0, on Saturday, bringing the club’s record to 3-2-1 (10 pts.) through six matches of the 2018 regular season.
- The loss snaps New England’s four-match unbeaten run and an 11-match home unbeaten (9-1-2) streak that dated back to July 22, 2017. The Revs’ last loss at home came on July 5, 2017 vs. New York Red Bulls (3-2).
- New England's all-time record against Dallas drops to 23-18-3, including a 12-8-1 mark at home.
Revolution’s MLS-Best Shutout Streak Snapped at 270 Minutes
- FC Dallas snapped the Revolution’s shutout streak in the 76th minute of tonight’s contest. FC Dallas’s tally was the first goal conceded since the Revs allowed a goal in the 75th minute vs. New York City FC on March 24.
- The 270-minute stretch is the longest in MLS this season through Saturday’s action. Sporting Kansas City (262 minutes) and Atlanta United FC (185 minutes) both have active shutout streaks and will play on Sunday.
Turner Remains among MLS Goalkeeping Leaders
- Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner made four saves in tonight’s contest, giving him 22 stops on the season, tied for the fourth most among MLS goalkeepers as of the game’s final whistle.
- By allowing one goal this evening, Turner maintained his goals against average of 1.00 on the season, which is tied for third best in MLS (minimum two games played).
- Through six starts, Turner has posted a 78.6 saves percentage, ranking fifth best in the league.
Farrell Passes Taylor Twellman with 164th Start
- Revolution defender Andrew Farrell made his 164th career regular season start in tonight’s match, moving him past the Revs’ all-time leading scorer Taylor Twellman (163) for the seventh most games started in club history.
- Farrell also ranks 10th in the Revolution record books with 165 games played, nine games back of Twellman’s total (174).
Revolution Make No Changes to Starting XI
- Revolution Head Coach Brad Friedel made no changes to the club’s starting lineup from its most recent MLS match on April 6 vs. Montreal. That marks three straight matches with the same starting lineup dating back to March 31 at Houston (2-1-0).
Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Assistant Referees: Andrew Bigelow (AR1), Jonathan Johnson (AR2)
Fourth Official: Mark Geiger
VAR: Caleb Mendez
Weather: 42 Degrees and Cloudy
DAL – Jacori Hayes 1 (Roland Lamah 2) 76'
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Gabriel Somi, Claude Dielna ©, Jalil Anibaba, Andrew Farrell; Wilfried Zahibo, Scott Caldwell (Juan Agudelo HT); Cristian Penilla, Diego Fagundez, Luis Caicedo; Teal Bunbury (Krisztián Németh 76')
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Antonio Delamea, Chris Tierney, Brandon Bye, Zachary Herivaux
FC Dallas: Jimmy Maurer; Anton Nedyalkov, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges ©, Reggie Cannon; Roland Lamah (Tesho Akindele 79'), Jacori Hayes, Victor Ulloa, Michael Barrios (Santigo Mosquera 63'); Cristian Colmán, Maxi Urruti (Carlos Gruezo 68')
Substitutes Not Used: Kyle Zobeck, Kristoffer Reaves, Ryan Hollingshead, Mauro Diaz