Revs catch Sporting KC thanks to Jones' late winner

[MLS: Friday] Jermaine Jones could not have picked a better time to score his first MLS goal as his late strike from 25 yards lifted the New England Revolution to a 3-2 win at Sporting Kansas City after it had blown a 2-0 first-half lead. The win moved the Revs, who were 12 points behind Sporting KC when they signed Jones last month, into second place in the Eastern Conference ahead of the defending champion on the first tiebreaker.

Goals by Kelyn Rowe and Jose Goncalves gave the Revs a 2-0 lead after 35 minutes, but Paulo Nagamura beat Goncalves to Kevin Ellis' through ball and reduced the lead to 2-1 in the 54th minute. Two minutes later, Nagamura headed a ball across the box to Dom Dwyer, who scored at the far post for his 20th goal of the season.

But like on the Goncalves goal, the Sporting KC defense gave Jones too much space and he fired a low shot past the outstretched arms of Eric Kronberg for the winner.

"I think after 2-2 from Kansas City, I was a little bit upset," said Jones. "I think it was my mistake [losing Graham Zusi on the play that led to the second SKC goal]. After that goal, I said I have to step and help the team come back and take a point or maybe a win. I scored at the World Cup a similar goal so I try to shoot when I have the chance. I saw that the corner was free, so I tried it. It's a big three points and I'm happy for the team, the team works really hard."

The win gives the Revs three victories in the three matches Jones has started since joining them on Aug. 24. It also gives them a sweep of the three-game series with Sporting KC.

While the Revs have win six of their last seven games, SKC has lost five of six games, including its last three games at home, its worst run since it moved into Sporting Park in 2011.

MLS RESULTS, Week 29:
Friday, September 26
Sporting KC 2 New England 3.
NE: Kelyn Rowe (Kevin Alston, Teal Bunbury) 22
NE: Jose Goncalves 35
SKC: Paulo Nagamura (Kevin Ellis) 54
SKC: Dom Dwyer (Paulo Nagamura, Toni), 56
NE: Jermaine Jones (Lee Nguyen) 85

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 29:
Saturday, September 27
1 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. Portland
3 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. Philadelphia, NBCSN
4 p.m. ET
Seattle vs. Chivas USA
7 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. Real Salt Lake
7:30 p.m. ET
Columbus vs. Montreal
9 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. San Jose
Sunday, September 28
3 p.m. ET
Houston vs. Chicago, UniMas
8:30 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy vs. New York, ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

MLS RESULTS, Week 29:
Wednesday, September 24
FC Dallas 3 Seattle 1.
DAL: David Texeira (Andres Escobar) 8
SEA: Lamar Neagle (Clint Dempsey) 58
DAL: David Texeira (Andres Escobar) 78
DAL: Blas Perez (Michel) 88
Att.: 14,601.

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE

PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T GF/GA

48 (29) D.C. United 14-9-6 45/34
45 (30) New England 14-13-3 44/42
45 (30) Sporting KC
13-11-6 45/37
41 (29) New York 10-8-11 48/42
40 (29) Columbus 10-9-10 41/36
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38 (29) Philadelphia 9-9-11 45/43
37 (28) Toronto FC 10-11-7 39/43
33 (28) Houston 9-13-6 33/50
31 (28) Chicago 5-7-16 37/43
24 (29) Montreal 6-17-6 34/52

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
54 (29) *Seattle 17-9-3 53/44
54 (29) *LA Galaxy 15-5-9 59/31
49 (29) Real Salt Lake 13-6-10 49/36
48 (30) FC Dallas 14-10-6 52/40
39
(29) Portland 9-8-12 52/48
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37 (29) Vancouver 8-8-13 36/39
31 (29) Colorado 8-14-7 40/53
28 (28) San Jose 6-12-10 33/41
24 (29) Chivas USA 6-17-6 23/54
*Clinched playoff berth.
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
24 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
20 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
15 Gyasi Zardes, LA Galaxy
14 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
14 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
13 Obafemi Martins, Seattle
13 Lee Nguyen, New England
13 Joao Plata
, Real Salt Lake
13 Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
12 Sebastien Le Toux, Philadelphia
12 Clint Dempsey, Seattle

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 30:
Thursday, October 2
8 p.m. ET
Philadelphia vs. Chicago, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
Friday, October 3  
8 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. Sporting KC, NBCSN
Saturday, October 4
6 p.m. ET
New York vs. Houston, NBCSN
7 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. FC Dallas, UDN
7:30 p.m. ET
New England vs. Columbus
10:30 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy vs. Toronto FC
11 p.m. ET
San Jose vs. Portland, NBCSN
Sunday, October 5
3 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. Seattle, UniMas
5 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Montreal
7 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 31:
Wednesday, October 8
7:30 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. Houston
10:30 p.m. ET
Portland vs. San Jose
Friday, October 10
8:30 p.m. ET
Sporting KC vs. Chicago
10 p.m. ET
Seattle vs. Vancouver, NBCSN
Saturday, October 11
4 p.m. ET
Montreal vs. New England
7 p.m. ET
Philadelphia vs. Columbus
New York vs. Toronto FC
9:30 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose
10:30 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. Colorado
Sunday, October 12
3 p.m. ET
Houston vs. D.C. United, UniMas
7 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 32:
Thursday, October 16
8 p.m. ET
Houston vs. New England, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
Friday, October 17
10 p.m. ET
Portland vs. Real Salt Lake, NBCSN
Saturday, October 18
2 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. Montreal, UDN
3 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. FC Dallas, NBCSN
7 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. Chicago
Philadelphia vs. Sporting KC
10:30 p.m. ET
San Jose vs. Vancouver
Sunday, October 19
3 p.m. ET
New York vs. Columbus, UniMas
8:30 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy vs. Seattle, ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 32:
Wednesday, October 22
9:30 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA
Friday, October 24
8 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Houston
Saturday, October 25
2:30 p.m. ET
Seattle vs. LA Galaxy, NBC
4 p.m. ET
Montreal vs. D.C. United
7:30 p.m. ET
New England vs. Toronto FC
8:30 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. Portland
10 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. Colorado, UDN
Sunday, October 26
3 p.m. ET
Chivas USA vs. San Jose, UniMas
5 p.m. ET
Columbus vs. Philadelphia
8:30 p.m. ET
Sporting KC vs. New York, ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

1 comment about "Revs catch Sporting KC thanks to Jones' late winner".
  1. Allan Lindh, September 27, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.

    After all the crabbing that was done about what a dirty player JJ was, I keep waiting for PG to apologize. He's well behaved, plays a very intelligent game, and while he is big and strong, I don't ever see him take a cheap shot -- like for instance half the players on Kansas City do as a matter of course. He's the grownup on whatever team he's on, and he smiles, like he actually enjoys what he's doing. Best holding mid-fielder the USMNT has every had???

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