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In-game Commentary: Revolution vs DC United

Posted by Julian Cardillo  June 8, 2013 07:24 PM

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Outlook: Revolution: The Revolution should be disappointed for not being able score, let alone beat, DC United, who entered the game with the league's worst overall and defensive record. They extend their unbeaten run to six games in all competition, but they blew a perfect opportunity to go into a tie for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference...DC: DC will be relieved that their goalkeeper kept them in the game, but a draw is a meh result for a team deep in the basement of the Eastern Conference. Their focus now should be more to put on a good show than anything else, especially since their odds of making the playoffs are astronomically low.


90th minute- Farrell feeds Rowe, who fires a shot at goal that's knocked away by Hamid. 0-0.

88th minute- Nguyen shoots from just inside the box but Hamid knocks it away, diving right. 0-0.

70th minute- Former Revolution midfielder Sainey Nyassi replaces John Thorrington for DC.

66th minute- Fagundez dribbles down the spine of the DC midfield and fires a shot at goal, which Hamid tips over the bar. On the ensuing play, Tierney hits the post. 0-0.

65th minute- Chad Barrett on for Toja.

54th minute- Kelyn Rowe replaces Sene for the Revolution. 0-0.

46th minute- And we're off!

Second Half


31st minute- Agudelo dribbles through some DC defenders on the left side of the penalty area and lays it off to Toja, whose first-time shot is palmed over the bar by Hamid. 0-0.

28th minute- Shuttleworth makes his first save, stopping a low drive by Chris Pontius. 0-0.

22nd minute- Revolution starting to take control of the game. Sene runs at the DC back line and fires from 30 yards, just over the crossbar. 0-0.

20th minute- No goal. Foul called on Agudelo as Saer Sene bangs one into the net. 0-0.

18th minute- Fagundez slips a ball to Nguyen, who whistles one just over the crossbar. 0-0.

15th minute- So far a very sloppy start to the game. Neither team really creating much. 0-0.

8th minute- DC's DeLeon gets into the penalty area and fires just wide of the far post. 0-0.

5th minute- Revolution don't make the most out of an early freekick. Both teams feeling each other out in midfield in the early goings here. 0-0.

1st minute- And we're off!

First Half

Starting Lineups: New England- GK: Shuttleworth; D: Farrell, Goncalves, McCarthy, Tierney; M- Nguyen, Caldwell, Toja, Fagundez, Sene; F- Agudelo...DC- GK: Hamid; D- Korb, White, Woolard, Riley; M- Porter, Kitchen, Thorrington, DeLeon, Pontius; F- Ruiz

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About Corner Kicks: Julian Cardillo offers insight and analysis about the New England Revolution as well as European and international soccer.

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