Thursday, August 21, 2008

Revolution Regain First Place

The New England Revolution reestablished their place at the top of the standings with a 2-1 victory against D.C. United in front of nearly 15,000 at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Revs got off to an early lead through Taylor Twellman and then added a second on an impressive strike from Jeff Larentowicz just a few minutes after halftime. D.C. took one back in the 68th minute through the creative Jaime Moreno, but the Revolution held on for their league best 11th win of the season.

"I think the first half we thoroughly deserved to be ahead," said Revs coach Steve Nicol. "I think we would have liked to have penetrated them a bit more, but I think as far as playing in the game was concerned we were in control up until probably the 60th minute and then we kind of lost our way a wee bit."

Nicol switched things up from Saturday's 4-0 loss at San Jose, switching back to a 3-5-2 formation from the 4-4-2 the team played last week. Shalrie Joseph, back from suspension, started at defensive midfielder and Larentowicz moved back into the midfield with Michael Parkhurst returning from the Olympics starting at central defense. Khano Smith also got the start at left midfield over Mauricio Castro with Twellman returning to the starting line-up up top.

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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