New England Soccer Today

Revs Late Comeback in LA Falls Short

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Kelyn Rowe and Juan Agudelo brought the Revolution to the cusp of an improbable comeback from a three-goal deficit, but Steven Gerrard’s stoppage-time strike ended that hope as the locals dropped a 4-2 loss to the Galaxy on Sunday at the StubHub Center.

Robbie Keane’s first-half brace (13th minute, 45+1 minute) and Giovani dos Santos’ fifth goal in six games (24th minute) put the Revolution in a steep deficit at halftime before Rowe (67th minute) and Agudelo (70th) answered back after the hour mark.

Agudelo nearly completed the comeback when he hit the bar in the 83rd minute, but Gerrard, who spelled Keane at the hour mark, poured cold water on that storyline when he tallied in the 90+3 minute.

New England finished the match with 10 men after Jose Goncalves exited the match in the 77th minute due to an injury, which occurred at a juncture in which coach Jay Heaps had already used all three of his substitutes.

With the loss, the Revolution fell to 1-3-7 (10 points) while the Galaxy improved to 5-1-3 (18 points).

The Revolution return to action on Saturday when they host the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.

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