Revs Surge Past Dynamo During Lightning Storm
The New England Revolution were victorious over the Houston Dynamo at home on Saturday, winning 2-0 over a weather-delayed five and a half hours. The game was scheduled for 7:30, and the two teams played thirteen minutes of unconvincing soccer before the weather took a turn for the worst. Consistent lightning and torrential rain caused the game to be delayed for the first time.
Following the continuation, the rest of the first half seemed to be in New England’s favor, and the Revs would have earned a lead had it not been for the excellent goalkeeping of Houston’s Tyler Deric. Deric made a couple of outstanding saves as the Revs kept the attack coming hard, and the teams went into halftime with a 0-0 score.
After the second rain delay, it was once again New England’s attack against Tyler Deric’s goalkeeping, as he denied excellent attempts by Kelyn Rowe and Lee Nguyen. Deric’s efforts were not going to keep them totally out of the water, though.
In the 69th minute, Lee Nguyen’s corner kick was lazily cleared by Houston’s defense, and Jose Gonçalves found the back of the net on a volley to make the score 1-0. New England sat back for the rest of the game, but jumped at a counterattack opportunity in the 88th as Lee Nguyen carried the ball through the Dynamo defense, eventually finding Juan Agudelo for the finish. The match finally ended around one o’clock in the morning.
It was a big win for New England as the Revs look to be on their season turnaround as they begin a surge toward the playoffs. With two wins in a row, the Revs look to be in form. The Revolution next play at PPL Park against the Philadelphia Union on August 29th.