Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Revs Roll On With Win Over Quakes
Boston Herald, August 31st, 2009 3:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The New England Revolution was happy to see the halftime break on Saturday during a windy and rainy game against the San Jose Earthquakes in Santa Clara. If not for the Earthquakes' squandered chances, the Revolution would have gone behind in the first half. "(Coach Steve Nicol) just tried to calm us and get us together," Revolution midfielder Wells Thompson said. "We weren't down at half. The game wasn't over. We had another half to go out and give it to them. That's what we did."

In the second half, the Revolution connected passes and stymied San Jose's Arturo Alvarez, who caused problems in the first half. After Nichol moved Shalrie Joseph from his midfield position up to striker to play as a target man, Steve Ralston corralled a Joseph flick on and chipped the onrushing Joe Cannon for his team-leading seventh goal. Six minutes later, Ralston started the play to double the lead when he played Thompson into space on the right wing. Thompson ran at Earthquakes defender Ramiro Corrales and curled a left-footed shot inside the far post. "[Thompson's] always saying he can kick with his left leg, so I guess we have to believe him now," Nicol said.

Ramon Sanchez's stoppage-time header grabbed the Quakes a consolation goal moments before the final whistle, but it wasn't enough to stop the Revs (9-6-6, 33 pts.) from their first three-match winning streak in MLS play since May 11-24, 2008. The win also vaulted the Revs into third place in the Eastern Conference ahead of next Saturday's visit by the Kansas City Wizards.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Pellegrini: David Silva Out Three-Four Weeks    
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini on Thursday confirmed that playmaker David Silva will miss three-to-four weeks ...
Reus Distances Himself from Bayern Ahead of Der Klassiker    
Germany and Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus on Thursday issued a statement distancing himself from a ...
Neymar to Play in 2016 Olympics     
Neymar will be joining the Brazil squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, coach ...
Gerrard Hints at Possible Liverpool Exit     
It's almost unthinkable for Liverpool fans: Could Steven Gerrard really leave the only club he has ...
Report: FA Racking Up Social Media Fines    
Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand on Wednesday became the latest Premier League player to be ...
Real's Navas Seeks Legal Action for Costa Rican Spying    
The Associated Press is reporting Thursday that Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas will take legal action ...
Mandzukic: Guardiola 'Didn't Treat Me with Respect'    
In an interview with Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti, Mario Mandzukic says he is enjoying playing for ...
Roma's Destro to Consider Future     
Mattia Destro on Wednesday cast doubt around his future after scoring the opening goal in AS ...
Allegri: 'Lack of Maturity' Costs Juve     
Despite hitting the woodwork several times and having much the better play throughout, Juventus lost 1-0 ...
Report: Former President Hoeness Warns Bayern     
German daily Bild reports that former Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness, who is currently in prison ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives