The New England Revolution were stunned late by Real Salt Lake Saturday night, as Tate Schmitt scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time to grab a comeback 3-2 win over the Revs.
The Revs looked to be in good shape with a two-goal lead two-thirds of the way through the action, as New England went into halftime up 1-0 when Emmanuel Boateng scored in the third minute of first-half stoppage time. New England made it 2-0 when Jozy Altidore came on in the 60th minute, later scoring less than two minutes later with a header.
But, it was a disastrous final 15 minutes for the Revolution. Sergio Cordova put Salt Lake on the board in minute 78, cutting the Revs’ two-goal lead in half.
Justin Glad then tied it up 10 minutes later at the 88-minute mark, ricocheting a free-kick into the back of the net to tie it at 2-2. Earl Edwards Jr. furiously protested the goal, debating that it was offsides, but his persuasion was to no avail.
Glad’s tally would later set the stage for Schmitt’s goal five minutes later, as Schmitt booted one from 20 yards out past Edwards Jr. for the victory.
The Revs will take on Pumas UNAM in the second leg of Round 2 of the CONCACAF Champions League Wednesday, as they’ll travel to Mexico City, Mexico for the affair. Read how leg one went for the Revs here.
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