Revs down defending champs LA

Revolution Release

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Five different players scored goals as the New
England Revolution rolled to a 5-0 win over the two-time defending MLS
Cup champion LA Galaxy on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

Saer Sene – making his first league start since
tearing his ACL last August – scored his first goal of the season midway
through the first half before Lee Nguyen doubled New England's lead after the break, but Diego Fagundez (87th minute), Chad Barrett (91st minute) and Kelyn Rowe (94th minute) piled it on late to provide the final score line.

Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made six saves and center back Jose Goncalves
was immense once again to help the Revs keep their league-leading
eighth clean sheet of the season. The victory was the Revolution's third
straight in league play – all by shutout – and the five-goal win
matched the largest margin of victory in club history.

The visitors were actually on top early and generated three quality
chances in the opening 10 minutes. Gyasi Zardes blasted into the outside
of the net from a promising position before Marcelo Sarvas and Juninho
forced Shuttleworth to tip a pair of long-range drives over the

But it was the home side which opened the scoring in the 33rd minute
when Sene and Fagundez combined to open up the Galaxy's backline.
Cutting in from the right wing, Sene played a clever one-two with
Fagundez which sprang the Frenchman into the box, where he curled a
perfectly placed shot off the inside of the far post and in.

Fagundez almost set up a second in the 44th minute when he teed up
Juan Toja inside the box, but Toja's low drive was blocked and the Revs
carried a one-goal lead into the break.

The lead was eventually extended to 2-0 in the 71st minute, however,
when Nguyen notched his second goal of the season after a quickly-taken
free kick. Cutting inside toward goal from the right wing, Nguyen's
quick-release shot caught Galaxy goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini flat-footed
and rolled inside the near post.

Fagundez – New England's leading scorer with five goals on the season
– extended his goal-scoring streak to four games in the 87th minute
when he combined with Rowe down the left side, slicing into the box and
finishing past Cudicini from close range.

Cudicini was beaten again in the first minute of stoppage time when
Barrett – playing against his former club – scored his first Revolution
goal to make it 4-0. After taking a feed from Rowe across the top of the
box, Barrett blasted home into the roof of the net to provide what
seemed like the final dagger.

But there was time for one more in the fourth minute of stoppage time
as Rowe added to his two assists with a goal of his own, curling home
from distance to put an exclamation point on an emphatic victory.

The Revs will look to make it a clean sweep of their three-game
homestand next weekend when they host D.C. United on Saturday, June 8.

LA Galaxy at New England Revolution
June 2, 2013 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

New England Revolution 5, LA Galaxy 0

Scoring Summary:
NE – Saer Sene (Diego Fagundez) – 33
NE – Lee Nguyen (unassisted) – 71
NE – Diego Fagundez (Kelyn Rowe) – 87
NE – Chad Barrett (Kelyn Rowe) – 90+1
NE – Kelyn Rowe (Chad Barrett, Andrew Farrell) – 90+4

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth,
Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves, Stephen McCarthy, Andrew Farrell, Diego
Fagundez (Chad Barrett 88), Juan Toja (Kelyn Rowe 57), Scott Caldwell,
Lee Nguyen, Saer Sene (Jerry Bengtson 65), Juan Agudelo

Substitutes Not Used: Darrius Barnes, Kalifa Cisse, Matt Reis, Andy Dorman

STATS: Shots 9, Shots on Target 5, Corner Kicks 3, Saves 6, Fouls 14, Offsides 7, Passes 308 (76.6%) Possession 39.9%

LA Galaxy: Carlo Cudicini, Sean Franklin,
A.J. DeLaGarza, Tommy Meyer, Greg Cochrane, Hector Jimenez (Jose
Villareal 60), Marcelo Sarvas, Juninho, Michael Stephens (Robbie Rogers
66), Landon Donovan, Gyasi Zardes (Charlie Rugg 88)

Substitutes Not Used: Brian Rowe, Rafael Garcia, Bryan Gaul, Kofi Opare

STATS: Shots 13, Shots on Target 6, Corner Kicks 10, Saves 0, Fouls 19, Offsides 0, Passes 460 (79.6%), Possession 60.1% 

* Note that all statistics are unofficial as supplied by Opta

Misconduct Summary:
LA – Landon Donovan (caution) 72
NE – Kelyn Rowe (caution) 75
LA – Marcelo Sarvas (caution) 90+3

Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Assistant Referees: Adam Garner (AR1), Eric Proctor (AR2)
Fourth Official: Hilario Grajeda
Weather: 84 degrees and sun
Attendance: 19,120

Team Records
New England Revolution – 5-4-4 (19 pts.)
LA Galaxy 6-5-2 (20 pts)