May 28, 2016
Revolution takes 2-1 win over Sounders
FOXBOROUGH -- Femi Hollinger-Janzen scored the deciding goal in the 80th minute as the New England Revolution took a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders before a 21,456 crowd Saturday night.
|Femi Hollinger-Janzen scored to lift the Revolution over Seattle Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
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Seattle (4-7-1, 13 points) took the lead as Aaron Kovar controlled a Bobby Shuttleworth punch off a Joevin Jones cross in the seventh minute. Kovar outmaneuvered Chris Tierney and fired past Shuttleworth from near the edge of the penalty area.
Lee Nguyen tied the score with a 24th-minute penalty kick, his 13th successive penalty, breaking Shalrie Joseph’s Revolution (3-4-7, 16 points) record of 12 career PKs. The play was set up as Zach Scott cleared Andrew Farrell’s low cross, the ball hitting Erik Friberg, referee Fotis Bazakos awarding the penalty.
Brad Evans departed after taking a Kamara left-foot half volley in the face, following a quick Diego Fagundez throw-in, Tony Alfaro making his MLS debut as a 41st-minute replacement.
Nguyen stripped Osvaldo Alonso just outside the penalty area, setting up a Kei Kamara cross, but Diego Fagundez was unable to finish in the 63rd minute. In the 66th minute, substitute Teal Bunbury volleyed wide after Kamara headed on.
Seattle threatened as Friberg fired wide left in the 74th minute. Farrell advanced on the right of the penalty area in the 75th minute, his low cross cleared as substitute Daigo Kobayashi broke in on goal. Bunbury headed off a Tierney cross a minute later.
Hollinger-Janzen scored three minutes after replacing Kelyn Rowe, slipping to a knee before recovering and finishing low to the right side of the goal for his second goal of the season.
Jordan Morris missed wide left off a Jones cross in the 84th minute and Nguyen had a point-blank drive stopped by Frei in the 89th minute.