Sunday, May 4, 2008

Revs Thumped By Fire

The Revolution never really threatened the Fire's goal Saturday as they were shutout and beaten handily by Chicago for the second time this season, this time 3-0. The seven goals the Revs have now allowed against the Fire are more than double what they’ve given up in their five other games combined.

After nearly half an hour with neither team threatening to score, Chicago Fire's Chris Rolfe finally got a chance and found the back of the net. Then, shortly after halftime on what was just the Fire's second good chance of the match John Thorrington doubled the lead before Stephen King added a goal in the 77th to give the Fire a 3-0 win.

Rolfe gave the Fire the lead in the 29th minute on the first real opportunity for either team. Thorrington received the ball about 10 yards outside the box and sent in a pass to a completely unmarked Rolfe at the top of the box. Rolfe's first touch looked poor and nearly gave the defense enough time to get in his path, but he managed to turn and send a low shot past Revs’ goalkeeper Matt Reis to the far post.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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