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Revolution 0, Dallas 1: Revs’ unbeaten run ends at four

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FC Dallas handed the Revs their second loss of the season.

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The New England Revolution’s four-game unbeaten run ended on Saturday night when they lost 1-0 to FC Dallas.

The game was an open affair with both sides having their chances. The Revs had 21 shots (six on target) while the visitors had 11 (five on target). Juan Agudelo and Teal Bunbury each had two bids while Cristian Penilla and Luis Caicedo each had three. In the end, the Revs were held scoreless for the second time this season.

“We had a lot of chances and some different days, like against Montreal, we scored four of them,” Brad Friedel explained. “Today, we scored zero. We’ll watch again, see if there’s something else that we can do. We do a lot of finishing in training and we’re going to continue to do so.”

Dallas got their goal through Jacori Hayes, who scored in the 76th minute. Good movement inside the box allowed the second-year midfielder to receive Roland Lamah’s pass before beating goalkeeper Matt Turner.

After the game, Friedel was asked if he wished that Lee Nguyen was available for selection given the circumstances. The Revolution gaffer was blunt in his response.

“No. Diego Fagundez has won the number ten role, fair and square. Diego has performed very, very well and there’s no need,” Friedel said. In that game, I would never in a million years, have taken off my number ten and put on another number ten. If I wanted to do that, I would’ve brought Zach Herivaux off the bench and replaced him with Diego.”

The Revs will look to rebound next weekend when they travel to face Columbus Crew SC.