The New England Revolution dropped their second straight on Sunday when they were downed 2-0 by New York City FC. Goals from David Villa and Patrick Mullins were enough to defeat the 2014 MLS Cup runners-up.
The first goal came in the 19th minute when Villa combined with Ned Grabavoy before running through the Revolution defense. The Spanish international then slide the ball past goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth to score the inaugural MLS goal at Yankee Stadium.
The Revs did have their chances in the first half, largely thanks to the left foot of Chris Tierney, who was getting all sorts of space on the left side and sending consistently dangerous service. Nothing materialized, however, as the visitors entered the locker room with a deficit.
Odds of a comeback decreased as the second half expired. In the 59th minute, Kevin Alston went down with an injury, forcing Darrius Barnes to enter as an early substitution. In the 67th minute, Jose Goncalves received a red card for a tackle on Khiry Shelton.
The night got worse for the Revolution when Mullins, a former player, scored the game's capper in the 84th minute. Mullins had only recently joined the game and the goal was scored with his very first touch. Villa had the assist.
The Revolution will now return to Gillette Stadium as begin preparations for next Saturday's home match against the Montreal Impact.