Sunday, March 30, 2008

New England Win MLS Season Opener vs Houston.

Major League Soccer (USA)
Houston Dynamo at New England Revolution
Saturday, March 29, 2008
(Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA)

Revolution 3, Houston Dynamo 0

Scoring Summary

NE - Steve Ralston (unassisted) 15
NE - Adam Cristman (unassisted) 32
NE -– Sainey Nyassi (unassisted) 93+

New England Revolution: Matt Reis, Jay Heaps, Michael Parkhurst, Chris Albright, Mauricio Castro, Shalrie Joseph, Jeff Larentowicz, Sainey Nyassi, Steve Ralston © (Gary Flood 63), Adam Cristman, Kenny Mansally (Kheli Dube 81)
Substitutes Not Used: Sam Brill, Chase Hilgenbrinck, Amaechi Igwe

Houston Dynamo: Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Bobby Boswell, Brian Mullan (Patrick Ianni 63), Eddie Robinson, Corey Ashe, Dwayne De Rosario, Stuart Holden, Richard Mulrooney, Brian Ching (Geoff Cameron 86), Chris Wondolowski (Franco Caraccio 67)
Substitutes Not Used: Kyle Brown, Erik Ustruck, Craig Waibel

Steve Ralston, Adam Cristman and Sainey Nyassi all scored unassisted goals to lead the New England Revolution past the Houston Dynamo, 3-0, in the 2008 MLS season opener for both teams on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

The victory served as a measure of revenge for the Revs (1-0-0, 3 pts.), who had lost in the last two MLS Cups to the Dynamo (0-1-0, 0 pts.).

The proceedings started ominously for the home side, as the Revs’ most potent goalscoring threat, Taylor Twellman, was replaced by Cristman in the starting lineup just 15 minutes prior to kickoff after experiencing soreness in his right knee during warm-ups.

The loss of Twellman ultimately didn’t slow the Revs attack, however, as they nearly opened the scoring in just the third minute. Newly-signed Mauricio Castro latched on to a cross from Nyassi at the far post, only to see his close-range shot denied by Onstad.


I figure, since I followed Celtic on my BLOG over the winter, I can follow the side from MLS I support on here over the summer! The Revs started the season off in style, and exacted a bit of revenge on the team that beat them for the MLS Cup the last two years. Hopefully the rest of the season goes just as well.


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