Juan Agudelo grabbed the first goal of the night in the 13th minute. Gershon Koffie and Lee Nguyen were credited with assists after their quick passes created an opportunity for Agudelo. The striker's shot kissed the far post before settling in the back of the net. It was the Revolution's first goal in 373 league minutes.
The Rapids almost grabbed an equalizer in the 18th minute but Brad Knighton was there to deny Dillion Powers. It was a save that head coach Jay Heaps later said, "kept our confidence up."
In the 33rd minute, referee Alan Kelly pointed to the spot after Zac MacMath fouled an onrushing Kelyn Rowe. Nguyen took the subsequent penalty but didn't score as he hit the post.
Nguyen's bad luck continued when he hit the other post in the 41st minute. The miss meant that the Revs entered the locker room with just a one-goal lead.
That lead would grow in the second half as Chris Tierney nabbed his second goal of the campaign in the 49th minute. The local product was set up by Rowe and Diego Fagundez. Rowe's nifty backheel found Fagundez, who played Tierney in space, who had no problem hitting the ball with conviction.
Knighton would secure full points when he came up with another big save in the 60th minute. Powers was once again the man trying to bother the Revs' net and Knighton was once again the hero.
The Revs return to action next Saturday when they host New York City FC at 8:00 PM.