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Slow Start Dooms Revs In Season Opener

Sunday, March 09, 2014

 

The road was kind to the New England Revolution in 2013, but the same could not be said Saturday night in Houston as the Revs dropped their season opener 4-0 to the Houston Dynamo.

The Dynamo got the scoring started early as forward Will Bruin netted his first of the season in the second minute. Bruin got a good feed from defender Kofi Sarkodie and blasted one in from just inside the top of the box.

Bruin was not done scoring though. Just 11 minutes later he netted goal number two as he put in a eliding attempt. The goal for Bruin came off of a great steal and nearly perfect feed to the far post by defender Corey Ashe.

The hits kept on coming for the Revs as they lost right back Kevin Alston in the 17th minute with an injury. The Revolution were already without Andrew Farrell for the match as he did not travel with the team due to injury. Alston limped off the field and was official replaced by Darrius Barnes in the 20th minute.

The scoring continued for the Dynamo when they put another one in the back of the net in the 23rd minute. The goal was netted this time by Oscar Boniek Garcia as he blasted one past Bobby Shuttleworth on an assist from, who else, Will Bruin.

The final goal for the Dynamo came in stoppage time, the 92nd minute to be exact. The goal came off the face of Omar Cummings as he deflected a Ricardo Clark shot inside the box. The shot deflected off of Cummings' face and into the back of the net to get the score to 4-0.

Although the Revs were unable to get on the board, they did come close on multiple occasions. First in the 41st minute where A.J. Soares hit the near post on a header off of a corner. The shot off the post was followed up with a shot by Jose Goncalves, which was blocked away by the Dynamo.

The Revs has another golden opportunity in the 44th minute, this time by Teal Bunbury. Bunbury ripped his first attempt as a member of the Revolution, but it was turned away but Tally Hall.

The final one of the Revs scoring chances came in the 82nd minute when Diego Fagundez put a curling shot off the crossbar on the far post. The shot went over the head of Dynamo keeper Tally Hall but rang off the bar.

With the loss the Revolution fell to 0-1-0 on the season after falling to their Eastern Conference foe. They will be back on the road next week as they head to PPL Park in Philadelphia to take on the Philadelphia Union next Saturday.

 

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