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Revolution vs. Red Bulls 2013 Halftime Update: Still 0-0

The Revolution and the Red Bulls have completed a half of soccer, remaining locked at 0-0. Though it's been an ugly game so far, 0-0 is a better scoreline than the 2-1 the Revs faced in New York a few weeks ago.


The New England Revolution haven't played their best half of soccer, but neither have the New York Red Bulls as both clubs enter the locker rooms at half time tied 0-0. Parsing out a more dominant side is difficult, but the Revolution certainly had the best chance of the half.

New York nearly jumped to an early lead in the third minute when Lloyd Sam volleyed a Roy Miller cross wide of the far post, but it was a shot that wasn't threatening. Fabian Espindola fired off a good shot in the 14th minute, but it was wide.

The chance of the half came in the 38th minute through, of all people, Dimitry Imbongo. He received a pass and did a good job to hold off the defender before breaking into space and running at Heath Pearce. He wrong-footed Pearce with some slick dribbling before making a yard for himself and firing low with his left to the far post, but Luis Robles made the save.

The match has been fairly even statistically. New England's managed 49.1% of the possession, and they're passing accuracy is actually higher than New York's, with 75.8% beating out the visitors' 72.3%. New York has attempted more passes, though. Both teams have five shots, though only the Revs have one on target.