New England Soccer Today

A Nguyen/Win Situation for Revs

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lee Nguyen unlocked a scoreless match not long after the hour to lift the Revolution to a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

Nguyen secured the winner in the 68th minute after latching onto a Teal Bunbury ball, eluding a defender, then sending it past Evan Bush from six yards out.

With the win, the Revolution improved to 35 points on a 10-12-5 mark, temporarily putting them within one point of the red line.

The Impact, which entered the match coming off back-to-back losses, stayed on 36 points with a 10-11-6 record.

While Nguyen proved to be the hero, the Impact certainly made the home crowd nervous right after the break. In the 47th minute when Anthony Jackson-Hamel got behind the defense with a wide-open goal in front of him. But his point-blank effort missed the goal by a good 10 feet.

Minutes after Nguyen’s goal, the Revolution earned a prime opportunity to put more distance on the guests when Kei Kamara blasted a shot off the crossbar in the 72nd minute.

Recent signing Krisztian Nemeth made his second-straight cameo, entering the match in the 82nd minute for Kamara.

On the defensive end, the Revolution collected their second-straight clean sheet despite using a revised back four.

Andrew Farrell was benched in favor of Benjamin Angoua, who manned the right back spot for only the second time this season. Meanwhile, Antonio Delamea returned to the XI after missing last week’s contest against Orlando City due to national team duty.

Cody Cropper collected two saves to preserve the result.

The Revolution return to action Wednesday for a crucial road tilt at the newly-opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium where they’ll face the expansion Atlanta United FC for the first time. Kickoff is 7:00pm.

With only seven matches remaining, New England will be seeking its first road victory after coming up short in each of their 13 contests (0-10-3) outside Norfolk County.

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