The New England Revolution were shut out for the first time since April 23rd when they lost 2-0 to D.C. United on Saturday night. First half goals from Lamar Neagle and Sean Franklin helped the home side collect three points.
D.C. United had the first good look of the match when Fabian Espindola challenged Andrew Farrell on the flank in the 4th minute. The Argentine found enough space to send in a cross but Alvaro Saborio couldn’t put it on frame.
Espindola continued to torment the Revolution as he initiated a counterattack in the 10th minute. After winning the ball in his defensive third, Espindola found Luciano Acosta, who put Saborio in on goal. London Woodberry caught up with the 34-year-old attacker, helping to neutralize the threat.
D.C. would breakthrough in the 20th minute when Acosta offered in a picturesque cross that landed in the path of a wide-open Neagle. Neagle only needed one touch to beat Brad Knighton and give his team the lead.
Seven minutes later, D.C. struck again. This time, Sean Franklin was the culprit, as he finished a cross sent in from Neagle. Just like that, the home side was up 2-0.
The Revs almost pulled one back in the 35th minute when Teal Bunbury sent in a seeking ball from the right side. Kei Kamara was in front of the goal but Kofi Opare made a last-ditch tackle to prevent the forward from scoring his first goal in a Revolution jersey.