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New England Revolution Draw the Columbus Crew, 2-2, After Revs Blow Early Lead

Saturday night saw a roller coaster of shifting emotions, all the way from kickoff to the 2-2 draw at full-time. The Revs got out to a quick start, though most knew it wouldn’t last, with all the factors at hand. The momentum of the crowd made for a great atmosphere all match, and the fans definitely got their money’s worth.

MATCH EVENTS:

‘1 CLB In the very opening moments of the match, Luis Diaz burned DeJuan Jones and pulled a left footed shot just wide

‘3 CLB Afful keeps the pressure on with a left footed shot that also goes wide

‘13 NE GOAL DeJuan Jones with a lovely run down the left, he curls it in towards the head of Tajon Buchanan, who heads it off the bottom of the crossbar and in for the first goal at Lower.com Field! CLB: 0 NE: 1

‘30 NE GOAL This time it’s Tajon on the set up, he crosses low in front of Room, Bou slides and finishes it off CLB: 0 NE: 2

‘39 CLB GOAL Crew cut the deficit in half, Zardes back to goal, turns and finishes with the left foot in the bottom corner CLB: 1 NE: 2

‘45 NE Maciel destroys a first time volley out of the air, Eloy Room catches it in the top left corner

‘53 NE YELLOW CARD DeJuan Jones

‘68 CLB YELLOW CARD Darlington Nagbe

‘69 CLB GOAL The Crew tie the game thanks to a massive error by Andrew Farrell, he turns his back to the ball and ends up heading it into his own net, him and Turner can’t get back to clear it CLB: 2 NE: 2

‘75 CLB YELLOW CARD Jonathan Mensah

‘78 CLB YELLOW CARD Pedro Santos

‘82 NE Kaptoum laces a volley on goal, Wormgoor’s last ditch block prevents a good shot on goal

‘86 CLB Gyasi Zardes burns Farrell, he goes for the far post only to be denied by Matt Turner on a huge save

‘95 CLB Crazy sequence for Columbus with three quality shots, Farrell saves the first off the line, Kessler blocks the other two and the Revs hold on

CLB: 2 NE: 2 FULLTIME

The Revolution get a hard earned point, and stay atop the Eastern Conference thanks to a 2-1 victory for the New York Red Bulls over Orlando City SC. The Revs get back into action with a chance to return to the win column on Wednesday. This chance is better than any, as New England will host the current wooden spoon leader in Toronto FC, who just suffered a 7-1 beatdown in the nation’s capital.

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