Thursday, April 10, 2008

Revs Rebound Nicely v KC

Major League Soccer
New England Revolution @ Kansas City Wizards
April 9, 2008
Kansas City, Kan. (CommunityAmerica Ballpark)

Scoring Summary
NE – Own Goal (Jack Jewsbury) 12
KC – Jack Jewsbury (penalty kick) 28
NE – Sainey Nyassi (Khano Smith, Kenny Mansally) 33
NE – Kenny Mansally (unassisted) 40

New England Revolution: Matt Reis, Amaechi Igwe, Michael Parkhurst, Jay Heaps, Khano Smith, Shalrie Joseph ©, Gary Flood (Joe Franchino 91+), Mauricio Castro (Chase Hilgenbrinck 66), Sainey Nyassi, Adam Cristman, Kenny Mansally
Substitutes Not Used: Doug Warren, Kheli Dube, Rob Valentino, Argenis Fernandez, Sam Brill

Kansas City Wizards: Kevin Hartman, Michael Harrington (Chance Myers 46), Jimmy Conrad, Tyson Wahl (Eloy Colombano 75), Jonathan Leathers, Kurt Morsink, Kerry Zavagnin (Roger Espinoza 59), Carlos Marinelli, Jack Jewsbury, Scott Sealy, Claudio Lopez
Substitutes Not Used: Eric Kronberg, Aaron Hohlbein, Ivan Trujillo, Ryan Pore

Gambian teenagers Sainey Nyassi and Kenny Mansally each scored first-half goals to lead the New England Revolution past the Kansas City Wizards, 3-1, on Wednesday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

The loss was the first of the season for the Wizards (2-1-0, 6 pts.), who had won each of their first two matches at their temporary home.

New England was missing five regular starters for the match – Taylor Twellman, Steve Ralston, Chris Albright and Wells Thompson all didn’t make the trip to Kansas City due to injuries, while Jeff Larentowicz was unavailable for selection while serving a one-game red-card suspension. As a result, Amaechi Igwe was handed his MLS debut with a start at left back, while second-year defensive midfielder Gary Flood made just his third career start.


This was a much better performance by the Revs, hopefully they can keep up this momentum.


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