The first place New England Revolution came across the last placed FC Dallas on Sunday night, at Toyota Stadium. Dallas, one of the coldest teams in the league had the tall task of taking down the hottest team in the league. Naturally, it was Dallas’ day.
‘10 CHANCE Buchanan crosses perfectly onto Traustason’s left foot, he skies it
‘11 GOAL! Maciel with an incredibly poor giveaway in midfield, it’s Ricardo Pepi springing on it and finishing far post right past Matt Turner FCD: 1 NE: 0
‘18 YELLOW CARD Bryan Acosta of FC Dallas
‘28 YELLOW CARD Matt Polster of the New England Revolution
‘33 GOAL! Brandon Bye puts in a relatively poor cross, though it deflects straight to Gustavo Bou, who finishes bottom left FCD: 1 NE: 1
‘36 CHANCE Tajon Buchanan stings one on frame from 20 yards out, Maurer saves
‘40 YELLOW CARD Felipe of FC Dallas
‘55 GOAL! Ricardo Pepi makes it a brace as he again feeds off of a Jon Bell mistake, he slams it top right past Turner FCD: 2 NE: 1
‘70 YELLOW CARD Jader Obrian of FC Dallas
‘75 YELLOW CARD Teal Bunbury of New England Revolution
‘88 YELLOW CARD Ema Twumasi of FC Dallas
‘91 CHANCE Carles Gil with one last chance, he abuses Paxton Pomykal twice but curls it poorly and wide
FULLTIME FCD: 2 NE: 1
Simply, no one looked like they were up to the task on the night. Jon Bell, Maciel, Buksa, Farrell, and Jones stuck out like sore thumbs as the matches’ worst players. The Revs did not have the necessary effort, and the backline finally folded.
Pepi abused Bell on both goals, solidifying Kessler’s starting spot again. The Revolution get a massive week to rest before playing one of the biggest games of the season. They’ll open Columbus’ new stadium next Saturday at 5:00 PM EST on ESPN.