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New England Revolution 2 – 1 D.C. United

"Enjoying his football"

“Enjoying his football”

My apologies, after having to unexpectedly deal with Hibernian F.C. spitting the bit in their playoff tie with Hamilton Academical F.C. this post will have too be much shorter than I had planned it to be.  But here goes.

Last night the Revolution defeated D.C. United to win their fifth match in a row and their sixth out of the last seven (the other match ended in a draw).  They now have a record of 7-3-2, lead the Eastern Conference by a full five points, and have, in their recent run of form, defeated the best the league has to offer (except for RSL):  Seattle, D.C. United, and defending champions Sporting Kansas City.

Jay Heaps’ charges have engineered this turn around with smothering team defense (the 5-3 victory over Philadelphia being the only match in which more than one goal was scored upon them), an attacking midfield, and the kind of finishing that has not been seen around these parts since the days of Taylor Twellman, Steve Ralston, and Pat Noonan.  Particularly impressive has been the play of Diego Fagundez, who has four goals in his last three games and rookie Patrick Mullins, who has four goals in his last five games.  Add this to the goal scoring of Lee Nguyen (5 so far) and the unselfish pay of Teal Bunbury (only 2 goals, but 3 assists) and opposing defenders cannot be blamed for not knowing where to look when New England is on the attack.

Up next, the struggling Monteral Impact, but until then, the highlights of last night’s match!



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