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Revolution 0, FC Dallas 3 - New England Routed On The Road

An early goal from a free kick snowballed into a rout in Frisco, Texas as FC Dallas dismantled the struggling Revolution on the road.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

There are many who think that New England should not lose on the 4th of July, but the soccer gods clearly do not hold the same sentiment towards honoring the Revolution's namesake.

FC Dallas routed the New England Revolution 3-0 in Frisco, TX behind a lackluster game from the Revs as they have now dropped their fourth game in a row.

Mauro Diaz started the scoring just inside ten minutes following a free kick situation after former FCD homegrown London Woodberry committed a foul at the edge of the area. Diaz took the free and fired low, under the jumping wall of Revolution players and past Bobby Shuttleworth for a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute.

The rest of the first half was largely dominated by Dallas as they racked up possession and passing stats early in the half. The Revs were able to settle into the game a bit but rarely were able to test Dan Kennedy in goal.

The second half started slightly better for the Revs, as they used a burst of possession to but were unable to create any solid chances. Defender Kevin Alston had to be subbed off at the hour mark after suffering what appeared to be another hamstring injury.

That's when the wheels fell off for the Revs, as Fabian Castillo was able to capitalize on a rebound following a Shuttleworth save in the 64th minute. Jose Goncalves committed a turnover in his own defensive third, and Fabian Castillo capitalized on a loose ball that came of Alston's replacement Jeremy Hall who had just entered the game.

But bad things come in threes and ten minutes later, Michael Barrios slipped past the Revs backline, receiving a pass from Diaz and lifting his finish over Shuttleworth for the final 3-0 margin.

It was a depressing day all around for the Revolution, who just two shots on target out of seven total in a game where the sorely missed suspended centerback Andrew Farrell. With Jermaine Jones out injured for a few more weeks, the Revolution are looking forward to a full week of rest before playing the New York Red Bulls on July 11.