New England Soccer Today

DC Deals Revs Sound Defeat

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

A pair of early DC goals sank the Revolution’s hopes of extending their recent run of success after the locals dropped a 2-0 defeat to United on Saturday at RFK Stadium.

Lamar Neagle opened the account in the 20th minute and Sean Franklin added another seven minutes later to put the Revolution in deficit they failed to climb out of.

Backup keeper Brad Knighton earned his second straight start in league play, and his third across all competitions as Bobby Shuttleworth. who started the first 14 matches, watched from the substitutes’ bench.

Saturday’s loss snapped the Revolution’s three-game winning streak across all competitions, and dropped their record to 4-5-7 (19 points). The DC win allowed them to leapfrog the locals on the table by improving to 5-6-5 (20 points).

With the DC-New England season series completed, Saturday’s scoreline ensured the Revolution were unable to score upon their longtime rival during the 2016 campaign.

The Revolution return to action on Wednesday for a U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 clash against the New York Cosmos at Belson Stadium in Jamaica, N.Y.

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