By Odens Jr. Pierre
After dominating a tough match, the NE Revolution managed to pull out two great goals to take home the victory at home against the Chicago fire. Young player Juan Agudelo scored an outstanding goal, he chipped the ball over the goalkeeper with his heel to give the Revs a one zero advantage. Kelyn Rowe, the UCLA product added to Chicago’s heartache by tapping in a rebound from Saer Sene’s initial shot.
The NE Revolution possessed the ball great throughout the entire game, the midfield distributed the ball well to strikers, and the likes of Nyguen and Rowe in the midfield helped the game stay at top speed and controlled play. The Revs held the ball well and the only times Chicago was able to see it was through set pieces and counter attacks.
The Revolution defense did a great job of stopping strikers, although Chicago’s striker Mike Magee managed to strike the post, he was very quiet throughout the entire match. This match was special because of the victory and also special because Charlie Davies on loan from Danish club Randers F.C, Charlie made his debut towards the end of the game. During a post-game interview Charlie was asked about his debut and he responded he was glad to be a part of the victory and happy to be with the club.
It was a great-home win for the Revolution against their Rival. However, the Revs must continue to win hard fought battles like this one in order to secure a playoff berth. When they host the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference on Sunday, the Philadelphia Union, they will have to play with the same poised in order to finish the mini home-stand on a perfect note. Last time they met, New England defeated Philadelphia 2-0.