Revolution stay on a roll with 5-3 victory
CHESTER, Pa. – A.J. Soares, Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen, Chris Tierney and Patrick Mullins scored goals for New England in its 5-3 victory yesterday over the Philadelphia Union, extending the Revolution’s winning streak to four.
The Revolution (6-3-2) pushed its unbeaten streak to six with five wins in the last six games.
It was also New England’s first win over the Union at PPL Park, where it had been 0-4-2, including a 1-0 loss on March 15.
The Revolution, which has scored a total of 10 goals in its past two games, improved to 5-0-0 this season when scoring first and Soares made that happen in the 13th minute off a free kick from Tierney.
New England went ahead 2-0 in the 27th minute when the 19-year-old Fagundez scored.
Philadelphia got within 2-1 in the 36th minute on a goal from midfielder Vincent Nogueira.
But the Revolution quickly responded after halftime as Nguyen notched his team-best fifth goal.
Tierney scored off a free kick in the 57th minute and Mullins added a goal in the 67th minute.
Sheanon Williams registered the Union’s second goal in the 76th minute.
Philadelphia midfielder Cristian Maidana was ejected with a red card in the 82nd minute and the Union played a man down the rest of the game.
Sebastien Le Toux cut the lead to 5-3 with a goal off a penalty kick in stoppage time.
The Union (2-6-5) had snapped its franchise-worst nine-game winless skid with a 2-1 win at Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.
Both teams played without key players because of national team call-ups. New England forward Jerry Bengtson is with the Honduran national team, while Philadelphia midfielder Maurice Edu is with the U.S. national team.