Revolution 2, Earthquakes 0
Saer Sene and Dimitry Imbongo each scored their second goals of
the season and the New England Revolution snapped a three-match
winless stretch with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on
New England (6-5-6) was winless in its last three outings
(0-1-2) and snapped a five-match (0-4-1) winless streak against San
Jose (5-9-6) before 13,732 at Gillette Stadium.
New England midfielder Lee Nguyen set up both goals, creating
Sene’s goal in the 13th minute, a 25-yard blast from atop the
penalty box area, then making a pass from atop the right corner of
the penalty box to create Imbongo’s goal, a sliding touch, in the
San Jose is 1-8-2 on the road this season, being outscored 21-7.
The Earthquakes played with leading scorer Chris Wondolowski, who
is on duty with the U.S. national team.
New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth had to make just two
saves for his eighth shutout of the season and faced just two
corner kicks. San Jose’s best chances to score came on a shot by
Alan Gordon in the 13th minute that slipped just wide of the right
goalpost; a drive by Walter Martinez in the 54th minute and Sam
Cronin’s right-footed drive in the 69th minute, the latter two
New England, 4-2-3 at home this season, dominated the first half
of play with 11 shots and four corner kicks, while San Jose did not
have a shot and just one corner kick.