The strike force of Kei Kamara (2 goals) and Juan Agudelo (1 goal) were too much for the Philadelphia Union, as the New England Revolution collected their second straight win.
One week after scoring twice against the L.A. Galaxy, Teal Bunbury looked determined to grab an early goal against the Philadelphia Union. Kelyn Rowe, who started at left back, put Bunbury behind the defense, but the striker couldn’t finish.
After a long stretch where the most notable moments were Oguchi Onyewu and Gershon Koffie getting yellow cards, the Revs captured the lead in the 38th minute. Rowe played instigator, as he sent in a cross that Kamara volleyed into the back of the net.
Rowe almost had a goal of his own in the 45th minute when he hit a long-range shot from outside the box. The USMNT midfielder was denied by an outstretched John McCarthy.
The Revs nearly doubled their lead in the 49th minute when a series of quick passes gave Diego Fagundez an open look on net. The 21-year-old took too much time, however, resulting in a goal-line clearance.
The Union’s fourth corner kick of the night was a good one, as Oguchi Onyewu rose up to head Haris Medunjanin’s cross towards goal. Kamara was there to push the ball over the crossbar.
Fabrice-Jean Picault had a chance to equalize in the 81st minute but his shot was blocked by Cropper. The rebound looked dangerous but Benjamin Angoua was there to neutralize the threat.
Kamara grabbed his second of the night late in the game to put things on ice. This goal was assisted by Andrew Farrell, who now have two helpers in as many games.
Juan Agudelo sealed the win in the 90th minute when he finished a Scott Caldwell cross. The goal was Agudelo’s first since returning from Gold Cup duty.
The Revs return to the road next week and they face the Chicago Fire.