FOXBORO — The Revs extended the unbeaten streak to nine games on Saturday evening, beating out FC Cincinnati from the first blast of the whistle. The quick start was evident from New England, as they attacked early and often. They also scored early and often. The first goal came through Tajon Buchanan in minute seven. While the actual goal was a cheap rebound, far from his best goal, they all count the same, and his value continues to soar.
The 1-0 lead didn’t last for long either, due to their attacking prowess. Emmanuel Boateng scored in his first start of the match, making it a two goal lead. Tajon Buchanan’s inch perfect cross allowed an easier one timer for the influential Ema Boateng. The first half scoring was not done yet, Adam Buksa found his goal after slipping in the opposing penalty area. After falling down, he recovered to his feet, dragged the ball past the defender, and calmly finished it off for three.
FC Cincy did capitalize on a slow start from the Revs in half number two, leading to a goal pulled back on the scoreboard. Luciano Acosta and Brenner combined, and it was Brenner who was the beneficiary, scoring his fifth of the season. Buksa quickly canceled it out seven minutes later on a first time tap-in, the assist awarded to Gustavo Bou. There wasn’t much to complain about on the night, another nine point week for the Revolution, who are enjoying life atop the league.
The Revs lead the Eastern Conference by a whopping fifteen points, and the Supporter’s Shield race by seven over the Seattle Sounders as well. After a busy week, MLS teams will get some time to rest before next weekend’s slate. The Revs will visit NYCFC for the second time on this season next weekend, and will play them two weekends from that as well. A matchup in Philadelphia looms on the Friday in between. NYCFC-New England kicks off next Saturday at 7:30 PM EST at Yankee Stadium.