Foxborough, MA – Adam Moffat’s Second goal gave the Dynamo a victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.
Moffat and the Houston Dynamo put an end to the Revolution’s four-game home shutout run by scoring right after halftime on a left footed strike from outside the box to the high center of the goal following a corner kick conceded by Jose Goncalves. Moffat’s first score which silent the in attendance, has the potential to be a goal of the year Candidate.
Prior to Moffat’s goal, the Revs did not allow a goal at Gillette Stadium since a 1-1 match on May 11th, against the New York Red Bulls. The Revs were coming off a 2-0 home win against the Earthquakes while the Dynamo ended a seven match winless streak on a 1-0 victory against the Philadelphia Union Last Saturday.
New England responded with a goal minutes later with Saer Sene receiving a ball in front of the goal line after the Dynamo GK Tally Hall punched the ball back to the playing field. Sene easily evened the score, scoring his second goal in as many match.
Adam Moffat found the net a second time in the in the 80th minute on a deflected strike from outside the box that smacked the post before it went into the net. That goal proved to be the difference maker on a hard fought battle by both squads.
Bobby Shuttleworth, the New England Revolution goalkeeper credited Adam for his efforts “The second one was – both of them were good strikes – he does really well. Especially the first one with his left foot. So credit to him. The second one he smashes it and I am just landing from trying to stretch out to tip it around the post and it just hits my back and goes right in” Stated Shuttleworth after the match.
Dimitry Imbongo who came in the second half to replace Chad Barrett picked up a red card after scuffling with Dynamo defender Eric Brunner. The red card left the Revolution undermanned while trying to respond Moffat’s goal.
New England Revolution (6-6-6, 24 points) will be on the road for their next three matches, starting on Wednesday to face the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park then they will face Columbus Crew on Saturday. They will conclude the road trip at RFK stadium against DC United. Houston Dynamo Dynamo (8-6-5, 29 points) return to MLS action in two weeks when they host the Chicago Fire on July 27 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney (Juan Toja 86), Jose Goncalves, Stephen McCarthy, Andrew Farrell, Diego Fagundez, Kelyn Rowe, Scott Caldwell, Lee Nguyen, Saer Sene, Chad Barrett (Dimitry Imbongo 55)
Substitutes Not Used: Matt Reis, Darrius Barnes, Ryan Guy, Clyde Simms, A.J. Soares
STATS: Shots 8, Shots on Target 1, Corner Kicks 2, Saves 1, Fouls 10, Offsides 2, Passes 359 (77.7%), Possession 45.2%
Houston Dynamo: Tally Hall, Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Eric Brunner, Jermaine Taylor, Ricardo Clark, Giles Barnes (Warren Creavalle 92+), Adam Moffat, Andrew Driver, Boniek Garcia, Cam Weaver (Brian Ching 90)
Substitutes Not Used: Tyler Deric, Mike Chabala, Alex Dixon, Jason Johnson, Bryan Salazar
STATS: Shots 13, Shots on Target 3, Corner Kicks 4, Saves 0, Fouls 15, Offsides 2, Passes 432 (79.6%), Possession 54.8%