The New England Revolution bounced back from last week’s disappointing loss to steal a point in Seattle in a 3-3 draw in back-and-forth nail biter of a game
For the second time in as many matches the New England Revolution found themselves trailing early, as Harry Shipp notched his 4th goal of the season in the second minute of play.
In the 27th minute Michael Mancienne evened the score by heading home a well-placed corner kick from Carles Gil. This was Mancienne’s first game back from an extended absence due to Plantar Fasciitis.
Gustavo Bou made it 2-1 with a bang-bang give and go with Edgar Castillo in the 35th minute. Two of Bou’s three goals on the season have come off of give-and-go play between he and Castillo.
The way he moves without the ball to find open space is a sight to see, and something that has been lacking from the club in recent years. As teams are game-planning to prevent the Gil/Bou connection, it’s good to see Castillo and Bou continuing to build chemistry and play off of each other on the offensive end.
Seattle knocked on the door early in the second half but Matt Turner was up to the task until the 65th minute when Shipp notched his second of the game.
Nicolas Lodeiro followed up with a goal of his own a minute later to put the home team up 3-2 with a shot that deflected off of Andrew Farrell and spun just out of reach of a sprawled Turner.
Thanks to a handball called against Seattle, Carles Gil scored his 9th goal of the season on a penalty kick to tie the game at three all in the 87th minute.
This game could have easily been a blowout due to Seattle’s ability to find room down the wings and expose some lackluster defending by Castillo and the rest of the Revs’ back line. However, Turner came up huge time and time again to keep the game close.
Under the old regime a one goal deficit early would have been cause for panic and hung heads, but this team continues to fight back and play util the final whistle.