Sunday, August 10, 2008

Revs Still Can't Solve Fire

An impressive crowd of 19,240 at Gillette Stadium witnessed the New England Revolution take an early lead only to suffer a key ejection, a gaffe by their goalkeeper and a late goal to fall to the Chicago Fire, 2-1, for the third time this season.

Taylor Twellman made his return to the starting line-up and put his name on the score sheet three minutes after kickoff, but a late ejection to Shalrie Joseph, followed by a blunder by Matt Reis and another goal on a questionable play five minutes later allowed the Fire to escape with a 2-1 victory.

Twellman opened the scoring just three minutes in, heading home a Mauricio Castro corner. Goalkeeper Jon Busch got a hand on Twellman's shot from about eight yards out, but could not keep it out of the net.

"It's been a whirlwind," said Twellman. "It was good just to warm up like you are going to play a game. I've been on the bench a couple times, but there is nothing like starting. I thank Stevie [Nicol] for giving me a start again. Obviously I've been out for a while, so it was fun."

Read the rest at Soccer New England.

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