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Here’s who stood out during the week 21 victory.

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During a modest two-match winning streak, the Revolution have scored seven goals at Gillette Stadium. The most recent outpouring arrived during a 3-0 rout of the Philadelphia Union, a club the Revs have historically struggled to beat.

Here’s who stood out during the week 21 win:

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Kei Kamara

The second trade talks started to swirl, Kamara tapped into the 2015 version of himself. The Sierra Leonean forward has now scored three goals in his past 180 minutes of soccer, a pace he has yet to even sniff since joining the Revolution.

That pace made the difference in Sunday’s win. Kamara flexed his athleticism in the first half with a karate-style goal. And in the waning moments, he put the match away with a near-post run and one-time finish.

If Kamara can continue to score at half of this pace, the Revs could embark on a late-summer run.

Scott Caldwell

Caldwell plays with such consistency it’s easy to overlook his contributions. And on Sunday, he elevated his game to an even higher level.

In the first half, Caldwell tracked away from goal and won a crucial 50-50 ball, which he swung out wide for Kelyn Rowe. The left back whipped a cross into the box and Kamara turned the pass into a go-ahead goal. It was a simple contribution for Caldwell, though it served as a reminder of his resilience in the Revolution midfield.

For the remainder of the match, the homegrown midfielder effectively carried out his defensive duties while collecting four interceptions and five clearances.

Andrew Farrell

For years, Farrell has impressed with his pace, athleticism and ability to win one-on-one duels. But over the past two weeks, he has added a crossing game to his repertoire—and that’s a huge win for the the Revolution.

With his club in need of a second goal, he hit Kamara with a low cross from the flank. The pass met Kamara in stride, and he side-footed a shot into the back of the net.

With consistent service from the right side, Farrell would become the two-way threat fans have longed for him to become.

Honorable Mentions

Juan Agudelo: Though Agudelo spent the entire Gold Cup with the USMNT, he didn’t see the field during the knockout stage. Thankfully, that layoff had no impact on his form, as he scored in a substitute appearance against the Union.

Gershon Koffie: The Ghanaian midfielder turned in a vintage performance on Sunday: he forced turnovers, executed timely challenges and covered acres of space in the middle of the park.