The Revolution increases its lead in the standings
The New England Revolution scared off against the New York Red Bulls, beating them 3-2 on Wednesday at Gillette Stadium to improve their lead at the top of the Major Eastern Conference standings. League Soccer.
Now with 23 points, the « Revs » claim five ahead of their closest pursuer, the Orlando City SC, which however has one more game to play.
The Red Bulls shot no less than 21 times towards the cage defended by Matt Turner. Only six strikes were on target and two of them, that of Patryk Klimala at the start of the second half, and that of Andres Reyes in the 75th minute, were able to deceive the American goalkeeper.
The Revolution players were much more opportunistic. Tajon Buchanan and DeJuan Jones both scored within six minutes in the first half of the game. Forward Gustavo Bou added later, giving his team a 3-0 lead.
Tajouri-Shradi on fire
At Harrison, New York City FC came off with a 1-0 win over Atlanta United with a goal in Ismael Tajouri-Shradi’s fourth straight game.
The Libyan right-winger has been on the rise lately, but his success hasn’t always been a guarantee of success for the NYCFC. The defense, however, was able to resist the onslaught of the Georgian team, still deprived of its striker Josef Martinez.
Tajouri-Shradi, he accepted a discount from Valentin Castellanos during a counterattack to score the only goal of the match, in the 69th minute.
The Union on a good streak
In Chester, the Philadelphia Union increased their unbeaten streak to seven by defeating the Columbus Crew by a score of 1-0.
It was a solid clash between the champions of the last regular season and the most recent MLS Cup winners. The Union was able to neutralize the big hitters of the Crew, including Lucas Zelaryan, who entered at half-time.
Andre Blake also had some great saves there, standing up to a dangerous Crew attack in the 82nd minute. Jamiro Monteiro was the lone scorer in the 26th minute as he landed a quick shot at the entrance to the Columbus goalkeeper zone.