The New England Revolution are now undefeated in three straight outings, as they downed the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo grabbed their second and third goals of the year to secure full points for the home side.
The Revolution attack was lively early on, but failed to put anything on frame.
In the 10th minute, Diego Fagundez used a creative flick to beat Boniek Garcia but soon ran into the Houston back line. Fagundez took a different approach 24 minutes later when he found Kei Kamara in the box. Unfortunately, the striker lost his shooting angle after taking too many touches.
With the first half coming to a close, it was a couple of Revs defenders who looked eager to break the deadlock.
Josh Smith nearly nodded in a corner kick but his opportunity sailed over the crossbar. A minute later Antonio Delamea hit a ball over the top to a streaking Agudelo. Nothing came of it, however, as the game was scoreless when the halftime whistle blew.
The Revs were on a mission as they came out of the locker room and quickly eclipsed the two-shot total that they amassed in the first half.
The team’s persistence paid off in the 52nd minute when Lee Nguyen put Kamara alone on goal. Kamara’s first chance was blocked by Tyler Deric but the rebound allowed the striker to make amends.
From there, the game opened up with both teams having their chances. Kamara nearly grabbed a second in the 59th minute but his shot went wide. Soon after Erick Torres had an opportunity to continue his scoring streak but Cody Cropper was there to make the save.
The Revs doubled their lead in the 72nd minute when Agudelo cleaned up a loose ball in the box. Kelyn Rowe played instigator when he sent in a cross that Deric struggled to clear.
The Revs continued to threaten their opponent’s net, but couldn’t get a third. The game finished 2-0, increasing the Revolution’s point total to seven. The club will hope to put another tally in the win column on Saturday when they face the Chicago Fire.