The New England Revolution are now 2-2-5 after Wednesday’s loss to New York City FC.
The Revs struggled in the first half, failing to record a shot on goal. Their best chance came when Tommy McNamara moved towards the end line before cutting the ball back towards the penalty spot. Cristian Penilla connected with the pass, but sent the ball well over the cross bar.
NYCFC’s best opportunity came off of a corner kick in the 14th minute. Matt Turner was there to make the close-range save.
Unhappy with the flow of the game, head coach Bruce Arena made two changes at halftime. Alex Buttner entered for DeJuan Jones while Diego Fagundez came in for Matt Polster.
The changes didn’t produce the desired results as NYCFC scored in the 60th minute. Buttner failed to contain Anton Tinnerholm, which lead to a dangerous cross that Michael Mancienne pushed past his own keeper.
Gustavo Bou made a long-range bid in the 70th minute but Sean Johnson forced it over the crossbar.
NYCFC doubled their lead in the 72nd minute when Héber nodded home Ronald Matarrita’s corner kick. The tally put the visitors in firm control.
The final stanza of the game was scoreless with Turner and Johnson both recording saves.
The Revs’ seven-game unbeaten run (2-0-5) has come to an end. They’ll now look to start a new one when they face Chicago Fire FC on Sunday.