Rubio scores twice as Sporting KC defeats Revolution 3-1

Diego Rubio (center) scored twice as Sporting Kansas City defeated the New England Revolution 3-1 on Saturday night.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Diego Rubio scored twice to help Sporting Kansas City beat the New England Revolution 3-1 on Saturday night.

Sporting KC (11-6-11) stretched its club-record home unbeaten streak to 23 games.

New England (10-14-5) has lost two straight, including 7-0 against Atlanta on Wednesday night. Teal Bunbury scored in the fourth minute for the Revolution, but they lost the early momentum when Krisztian Nemeth threw a high elbow at Graham Zusi in the 11th minute. After video replay, Nemeth was ejected and New England finished with 10 players.

Gerso Fernandes scored in the 16th minute for Sporting KC. Rubio slid a shot behind goalkeeper Brad Knighton just before half to make it 2-1. Benny Feilhaber bounced a shot off the left post and Rubio tapped in the rebound in the 57th minute.