Revolution Score 4-3 Win Over Galaxy
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The New England Revolution beat their West Coast rivals, the LA Galaxy, 4-3 Saturday evening to snap their four-game losing streak.
In the 10th minute, Kei Kamara tried to catch the Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe off his line with a chip from the center circle, which missed the back of the net, barely. Shortly thereafter, Kelyn Rowe made a well-paced run to beat Jelle Van Damme to the ball near the 18-yard box, getting fouled. His efforts then allowed Lee Nguyen to come in to the ball unmarked and score a slotted shot to the lower right corner on Rowe in the 16th minute to push the Revolution up 1-0.
Galaxy tie it at 1-1
In the 22nd minute, the Galaxy met on level terms with a strong cross from Romain Alessandrini. Daniel Steres rose up to beat three New England players to the ball for an easily headed ball to the back of the net to knot the score at 1-1.
Revs pull ahead 2-1
In the 30th minute, Kamara gathered the ball from a mis-headed clearance, finding a one-on-one chance narrowly missing the left post. After that miss, Kamara was looking to make up for it and did in the 34th minute. He took a nicely weighted pass from Diego Fagundez and blasted high into the top-right corner for his fifth goal on the season to make it 2-1.
Steres scores for LA
Nine minutes into the second half, Steres redirected a great save off the line by Brad Knighton, back into the net from inside the six-yard box as the Galaxy once again leveled the score.
Revs go back in front
In the 66th minute, Teal Bunbury came into the game, with a fire under his feet. Four minutes later, he found himself crashing towards the goal with a Rowe cross coming in to meet him, which he directed to the left of Brian Rowe, making the score 3-2.
Bunbury doubles NE advantage
Bunbury, with a fire in his heart now, found himself on the end of a 73rd minute low cross from Andrew Farrell, one-timing a shot to the left of the keeper for his second tally in three minutes.
Galaxy pull within one
In the 79th minute, Ariel Lassiter found the ball after a scramble in the box to drive it home for the final goal of the game.
That’s where it would stand
Xavier Kouassi gathered good fit minutes coming into the game in the 84th minute for Chris Tierney. Kouassi glad to see minutes after just recently being deemed fit to play, coming off of a hamstring injury. Femi Hollinger-Janzen also entered the game for Diego Fagundez in the 92nd minute. LA found themselves lacking the finishing to tie it up.
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The Revolution look forward to their next game on July 27th at Gillette Stadium against the Philadelphia Union.