By Ridge Mahoney
Revs rookie forward
Adam Cristman, a fourth-round draft pick out of the
University of Virginia, is proving to be the scoring terror of MLS Preseason
The 22-year-old played a role in all three New England Revolution goals as it
downed Honduran club CD Olimpia, 3-1, Sunday at Tad Gormley Stadium in New
Cristman, a member of the U.S. under-23 team that toured Japan earlier this
month, scored his third and fourth goals in three games and assisted on Andy
Dorman's goal as well as New England upped its preseason record to 5-0-0 in 2007
preseason exhibition matches.
Cristman scored two goals against Japanese club Rosso Kumamoto during the
The Revs used most of their available starters for the match, which was the
first pro game staged at the stadium since Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans
and the surrounding areas.
New England was missing Taylor Twellman (U.S. national team), Tony Lochhead (New
Zealand) and Amaechi Igwe (U.S. under-20s).
CD Olimpia lost to Houston, 3-2, on aggregate in the quarterfinals of the
CONCACAF Champions' Cup last month. It trailed New England, 3-0, before Jose
Pacini scored in the 54th minute against Revs' keeper Brad Knighton, who got the
start because Matt Reis was suffering from flu and backup Doug Warren is
rehabilitating a hip injury. Also missing was Michael Parkhurst, who is
recovering from a dislocated shoulder.
The Revs conclude their preseason schedule Wednesday against the USL New Orleans