The New England Revolution picked up from where they left off following the MLS international break with a dramatic 3-2 win at New York City FC. New England have now won four consecutive games. Saturday night marked their second consecutive victory on the road.
It did not start out all that well for the Revolution. Just 10 minutes into the game, Andrew Farrell tripped up Jesus Medina inside the box and a penalty kick was awarded. However, New England had no reason to worry as Matt Turner dived to his right to deny Valentin Castellanos. The impressive save by Turner would be the first of many more to come in a spectacular performance by the Revolution goalkeeper.
New England then broke the deadlock in the 27th minute as Gustavo Bou netted a beautiful right-footed volley from just outside the penalty area. The Revolution held a 1-0 lead into halftime.
New York City FC started the second half strong with a 55th minute goal from Brazilian substitute Thiago Andrade, making his MLS debut.
New England reclaimed the lead in the 78th minute when rookie center back Jon Bell headed home a Carles Gil cross for his first career MLS goal. The lead was short lived for the Revolution as New York City FC equalized in the 85th minute courtesy of an Ismael Tajouri-Shradi goal.
Moments later, New England responded with a goal from Tommy McNamara in the 88th minute as he buried Tajon Buchanan’s cross to score the game-winner against his former club.
NYCFC had one final golden opportunity to salvage a point in stoppage time, but Matt Turner made another incredible stop, denying Maxi Moralez with his right arm to secure the three points for New England.
The win means the Revolution maintain the top spot in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 6-2-1 (W-D-L) and 20 points. The resilient performance from New England was certainly telling and they will look to extend their win streak to five games back home at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday when they face the New York Red Bulls at 7 pm.