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MLS Game Summary - Los Angeles at New England



(Saturday, July 10, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: New England 2. Los Angeles 0

Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) - Heading into Saturday night's Major League Soccer fixture, the New England Revolution had lost three straight without even scoring a goal, while winning just one fixture in their last 10.

The latest setback had been an embarrassing 5-0 blowout at Real Salt Lake last weekend.

The Revs bounced back in a big way at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, however, topping the league-leading Los Angeles Galaxy, 2-0, to not only snap the goalless streak, but the losing streak.

With the two teams battling to a scoreless and uneventful first half, the Revs broke through on a free kick in the 66th minute.

Marko Perovic unleashed the free kick from about 25 yards, just to the left of the defensive wall, past L.A. goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, who was cheating to the left. The goal ended a 347 minute scoreless streak for New England.

New England (4-9-2) went up two just eight minutes later when a Shalrie Joseph shot from distance was deflected in the six-yard box by Sainey Nyassi. Ricketts got his fingertips on the shot to deflect it off the post, but Nyassi pounded the rebound home for his second goal of the season.

The Revs will aim to build on the bounce-back win at Philadelphia on July 31 in their next MLS fixture, while the galaxy will aim to rebound next Sunday at D.C. United.

Note: The Galaxy played the game without U.S. national team star Landon Donovan, who was being rested after his participation in the World Cup.

07/10 22:00:10 ET