As the New England Revolution entered their first road game of this July, the team felt a sense of urgency to turn around their poor road record, and get back on track. The loss of injured Shalrie Joseph and Stephen McCarthy was not an easy situation to deal with, and the Revolution unfortunately fell to the Montreal Impact 2-1 Wednesday night. After scoring the equalizer in the 44th minute, Lee Nguyen once again stood out as the Revs leader, rallying his troops into halftime and sparking some momentum to carry out the rest of the game. However Nguyen’s fire would soon be put out, as Sanna Nyassi (twin brother of Revolution’s own Sainey Nyassi) executed a fabulous header to score the go-ahead goal, putting the Impact up 2-1. The always reliable Matt Reis made plenty of critical saves early and late to keep the game close, but Jay Heaps must be scratching his head as to why Saer Sene and the rest of the offensive could not finish the vast amount of scoring chances presented.
Revolution fans feel heartbroken in a loss where New England once again out shot their opponent, but could not quite gain any points from the match. The loss marks the Revolution’s seventh on the road this season, and unfortunately hands Montreal sixth place in the East, just one spot above the Revs. With another tightly scheduled game in Kansas City this Saturday, New England needs to start playing to their highest potential. Sporting KC is the front-runner in the Eastern Conference, with a strong 36 points and a reputable 6-2-1 home record. It will be nice to evaluate Kansas City this weekend, as the fans will know what to expect when KC visits Foxboro on August 4th for the double-header.
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