The New England Revolution made quick work of Real Salt Lake as four first-half goals secured full points on Saturday night. The result was a team effort as six different Revs players found their way onto the score sheet.
The game’s opening strike came from an unlikely source, as Scott Caldwell finished a Diego Fagundez feed in the 4th minute. After being played into space by Chris Tierney, Fagundez hit a left-footed cross that found an on-rushing Caldwell. It was Caldwell’s third career goal, his second against RSL.
The Revs wasted no time in solidifying their lead as they struck again in the 18th minute. Kamara’s third goal of the year came off of a corner kick sent in by Lee Nguyen. The striker celebrated the header by pretending to rock a baby, a clear nod to his newborn child.
The visitors had a good look on goal in the 30th minute when Omar Holness offered a cross that found the head of Joao Plata. The 5’3 attacker put the chance on frame but Cody Cropper was there to keep it from wrinkling the net.
Status quo returned in the 34th minute when Diego Fagundez got his first goal of the season. Kelyn Rowe played provider with a cross that found its way to the far post where Fagundez was waiting.
Nguyen was the next Revs player to score as he grabbed a goal in the 41st minute. Tierney earned the secondary assist with a seeking pass that found Kamara. The striker played the ball centrally where it was powered home by Nguyen.
The Revs looked eager to score more in the second half but goalkeeper Matt Van Oekel was up to the task. The Virginia native first denied Rowe before giving Kamara the same treatment in the 60th minute.
The Revs will be looking for more of the same next Sunday when they host Columbus Crew SC.