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New England Revolution
NE
Final
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D.C. United
DC
Saturday, September 21, 20137:30 PM
Gillette StadiumMLS Regular SeasonPartly CloudyMLS LIVEAttendance: 19187

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 83'NELee Nguyen 
 58'NEDiego Fagundez
  • Saer Sene
 11'DCScott Caldwell (OG) 
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 89'NE Chad BarrettFoul
 88'DC Nick DeLeonFoul
 33'DC Chris KorbFoul
 28'NE José GonçalvesFoul
 6'DC Dejan JakovicFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 90'+3'NE
Andy Dorman (M)
Diego Fagundez (M)
 86'NE
Chad Barrett (F)
Saer Sene (M)
 80'DC
Kyle Porter (M)
Chris Pontius (M)
 79'NE
Jerry Bengtson (F)
Dimitry Imbongo Boele (F)
 72'DC
Lewis Neal (M)
Luis Silva (F)
 66'DC
Conor Doyle (F)
Dwayne De Rosario (F)

Starting Formations

1Reis2Farrell5Soares23Gonçalves8Tierney6Caldwell14Fagundez11Rowe24Nguyen39Sene92Imbongo BoeleM912992522152728Hamid22Korb15White5Jakovic2Riley18DeLeon23Kitchen8Thorrington13Pontius12Silva7De RosarioM24273019173132RAA4

Lineups

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New England Revolution
1GMatt Reis
2DAndrew Farrell
5DA.J. Soares
23DJosé Gonçalves
8DChris Tierney
6MScott Caldwell
14MDiego Fagundez
11MKelyn Rowe
24MLee Nguyen
39MSaer Sene
92FDimitry Imbongo Boele
D.C. United
28GBill Hamid
22DChris Korb
15DEthan White
5DDejan Jakovic
2DJames Riley
18MNick DeLeon
23MPerry Kitchen
8MJohn Thorrington
13MChris Pontius
12FLuis Silva
7FDwayne De Rosario
Bench
9Chad Barrett
12Andy Dorman
99Charlie Davies
25Darrius Barnes
22Bobby Shuttleworth
15Stephen McCarthy
27Jerry Bengtson
 
24Lewis Neal
27Sainey Nyassi
30Conor Doyle
19Kyle Porter
17Conor Shanosky
31Joe Willis
32Collin Martin
Managers
  Jay Heaps
 
  Ben Olsen
OFFICIALS

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RefereeCarlos Rivera  
Assistant RefereePeter Manikowski  
Assistant RefereeJames Conlee  
Fourth OfficialArmando Villarreal  
Saturday, September 21, 2013
7:30 PM
Gillette Stadium
MLS LIVE

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lee Nguyen scored the winner seven minutes from time to hand New England a 2-1 victory over D.C. United at Gillette Stadium.

Nguyen's late penalty provided the perfect cap to a peculiar night. United went ahead through a Scott Caldwell own goal, but then watched Nguyen spurn a disputed penalty and Diego Fagundez equalize when he appeared to stray offside.

New England dominated in the second half in a bid to claim the victory required to sustain its playoff push. Nguyen won his second penalty of the game and dinked past Bill Hamid to hand the Revs all three points.

United claimed its first away lead of the campaign with some help from the Revolution defense. Luis Silva created a yard of space on the right and curled a cross into the penalty area. Caldwell lunged to clear, but he poked the ball back past the onrushing Matt Reis to hand United their first road advantage since Oct. 6, 2012.

The home side flailed around in its attempt to muster a response during a ragged first half. Kelyn Rowe – scorer of five goals in his previous five matches – posed the largest threat with a couple of efforts from distance. Lee Nguyen also dragged narrowly wide as the Revs improved marginally before the halftime break.

New England's bright start to the half soon plunged the match into controversy. Dejan Jakovic appeared to tackle cleanly away from Nguyen 10 minutes after play resumed, but referee Juan Carlos Rivero pointed to the spot. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid salvaged the situation by diving to his right to save Nguyen's low attempt from the resulting penalty.

Hamid could do nothing about the Fagundez equalizer moments later, though. Fagundez made a clever run – one that appeared to take him well offside, but the flag stayed down – to latch onto Saer Sene's throughball. The blossoming midfielder made no mistake to bring his side level and notch his 11th goal of the season.

The home side piled on the pressure in the wake of Fagundez's strike. Nguyen hit the crossbar after 68 minutes with a rasping drive from distance before Hamid tipped Sene's whirling effort from distance around the near post 10 minutes later.

It finally paid off seven minutes from time as Nguyen won a second penalty with a neat run on the right side of the penalty area. He assumed the duties once more and clipped home to hand the Revs a critical victory in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Lee Nguyen Missed PK aside, Nguyen's skill on the ball and confident attacking play had D.C. on the back foot all night.
2 Bill Hamid The PK save would have been enough to land Hamid among the top three. He saved his side multiple times.
3 Diego Fagundez Was the goal offside? Sure looked like it. Still, classy finish from the youngster.