Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) - The New England Revolution will aim to
continue their positive momentum on Saturday as the club hosts Toronto FC at
The Revolution are coming off their best performance of the season last
Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium in a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo,
which put an end to Houston's historic 36-match home unbeaten streak.
After a scoreless opening 45 minutes, Diego Fagundez struck first for the Revs
in the 51st minute when he completed a clever one-two with Clyde Simms to
break through the Houston defense before blasting it past goalkeeper Tally
New England sealed the unlikely result with an own goal from Ricardo Clark to
send the Houston faithful home disappointed.
"I thought we had a good game plan coming in, and our guys performed really
well at the beginning of the game and really set the tone early," Revs head
coach Jay Heaps said.
"We wanted to come here and play and put them under pressure. Obviously,
throughout the game a lot of things happen. You deal with things, they had to
deal with a couple of things. It was a little strange having to play a match
ten on ten, but I felt we adapted well. They're a great team and we take our
hat off to them but we're excited for the win."
Toronto, meanwhile, is coming off a 1-0 setback against Trillium Cup rivals
Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium.
The Reds had several opportunities over the course of 90 minutes but lacked a
finishing touch and paid the price when Federico Higuain lofted one through
both Toronto central defenders to the feet of Dominic Oduro, who calmly fired
it home to give the Crew all three points.
The loss extended Toronto's winless run in league play to nine consecutive
matches and the Reds have not claimed three points since a 2-1 victory over
Sporting Kansas City on March 9.
The Reds have also lost four consecutive games and are 1-16-8 in their last 25
league games, dating back to July 28. 2012.
"Obviously, we have come out the wrong end of it again," said TFC defender
Darren O'Dea. "It seems like it was like a lot of games this season where we
could have won the game. We play better than teams but do not come out on the
right side of the score line."
The clubs have met 13 times all-time with New England claiming three wins and
Toronto taking three victories, while the sides have drawn six times.
In seven matchups between the sides in New England, the Revs have won four
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