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Revolution 2, NYC FC 2: Late goal gives Revs a road tie

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The Revs are now 0-5-3 on the road.

MLS: New England Revolution at New York City FC Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Revolution salvaged a 2-2 draw against New York City FC on Wednesday night.

After a quiet 15 minutes, David Villa created the game’s opening goal by cutting through the Revolution defense. The Spaniard sent Antonio Delamea and Benjamin Angoua to the ground before finding a centrally-located Jack Harrison, who had a simple finish.

After weathering some high pressure from NYC FC, the Revs had a chance of their own when Gershon Koffie found Lee Nguyen, who put Kei Kamara in on goal. Kamara’s shot was saved by the goalkeeper but the striker made amends when he headed home the ensuing corner kick.

Brad Knighton, who made 2017 debut on Wednesday, kept things level with a big save in the 38th minute. Villa’s volley looked destined for goal but Knighton pushed it over the crossbar.

The second half started just as quiet as the first until the home team grabbed a goal in the 64th minute. Substitute Miguel Camargo was the culprit, as his header deflected off Kelyn Rowe to beat Knighton.

It looked as though the Revs were going to settle for another road loss until Xavier Kouassi got an equalizer in the 86th minute. The Designated Player, who appeared to have been injured moments before the play, headed in a cross from Rowe. This gave the Revs a tie, altering their road record to 0-5-3.

The Revs will conclude their busy schedule on Saturday when they play their third game in eight days. This match will be against Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium with kickoff set for 7:30 pm.