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Revolution 1, Minnesota 2: Revs record first consecutive loss under Brad Friedel

This road trip is off to a bad start.

MLS: New England Revolution at Minnesota United FC Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Revolution dropped a 2-1 result to Minnesota United FC on Wednesday night. It was the club’s first consecutive loss under head coach Brad Friedel.

Minnesota took the lead in the fifth minute when Christian Ramirez capitalized on a Revs’ mistake. Jalil Anibaba misplayed a header, allowing Ramirez to sneak behind the defense. The midfielder took one look at goal before beating Matt Turner, who had abandoned his line.

Ramirez threatened again in the twelfth minute when Darwin Quintero pounced on a Revs mistake. Turner was there to keep the game 1-0.

The Revolution pushed forward in the 19th minute in search of an equalizer. After a bit of chaos in front of the net, which started with Brandon Bye’s cross, Gabriel Somi hit a left-footed shot that was pushed away by Bobby Shuttleworth.

The Revs had another solid opportunity in the 30th minute, this time off of a set piece. Somi sent in the cross that connected with Wilfred Zahibo, who headed over the crossbar.

Quintero found his breakthrough during first-half stoppage time when he weaved through the Revs back line. Quintero hit a low shot to collect his eighth tally of the year, putting the Revs down 2-0 at halftime.

Fagundez forced a save from Shuttleworth in the 50th minute. Moments after, the Revs were awarded a penalty when Keyln Rowe was deemed to have been fouled in the box. Fagundez took the kick, putting it down the middle and into the back of the net.

The Revs made their first change in the 68th minute when they replaced Somi with Claude Dielna. Their second sub came soon after when Teal Bunbury made way for Krisztian Nemeth.

The two substitutes almost combined in the 77th minute when Dielna found Nemeth inside the box. The Hungarian deceived his defender before forcing a save from Shuttleworth.

Dielna was also the catalyst of the opportunity that occurred in the 80th minute. The left back offered a cross that was flicked towards goal by Scott Caldwell but Shuttleworth was once again up to the task.

When the final whistle blew, Minnesota walked away with full points.