Apr 14, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; D.C. United defender Perry Kitchen (23) defends New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe (11) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

DC United 2, Revolution 1: New England Falls Short In Foxboro

Jose Moreno Scored, but the New England Revolution still lost 2-1 at home to DC United. The loss puts the Revs at 2-4-0 on the season.

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Revolution Vs. DC United Final: Moreno Goal Not Enough, New England Loses 2-0

Jose Moreno Scored, but the New England Revolution still lost 2-1 at home to DC United. The loss puts the Revs at 2-4-0 on the season.

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Revolution Vs. DC United Score Update: Substitute Pontius Puts DC Ahead 2-1

The New England Revolution are in dire straits with less than ten minutes to go against D.C. United after substitute Chris Pontius put United ahead with an excellent finish. Rookie Nick Deleon beat Kevin Alston to a header and played Pontius into the left of the box. The DC attacker, still completing a comeback from a broken leg suffered in 2011, dragged the ball back and out-foxed Stephen McCarthy before finishing with aplomb inside the far post.

The goal followed an extended spell where both sides enjoyed attacking opportunities and sparred a bit, but New England appeared to have the advantage.

Revolution forward Bjorn Runstrom made his MLS debut in the 79th minute, replacing goalscorer Jose Moreno. The Swedish striker is a like-for-like substitution who will likely be expected to hold the ball up and try to bring others into the play. Minutes after conceding the goal, Fernando Cardenas replaced Kevin Alston, indicating Jay Heaps attacking intent.

For more New England Revolution coverage, check out our team page and blog, The Bent Musket.

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Revolution Vs. DC United Update: New England Enters Half Deadlocked at 1-1

Jose Moreno scored the first goal of his New England Revolution and MLS career to give the Revs an early lead, but Maicon Santos popped up at the other end to spoil it as New England and D.C. United leave the field for the halftime break at 1-1. The Revs have had to make do without captain Shalrie Joseph, who was suspended retroactively for a foul committed last week in Dallas.

New England had the earlier signal of intent when Kevin Alston bombed into the box and had a shot deflected. He had a legitimate shout for handball turned down, but it looked like the DC defender's arms were kept tucked in anyway. Just a minute later, Dwayne De Rosario nearly put United ahead with a vicious drive, but it was saved well by Reis.

In the next sequence, Lee Nguyen sprung Saer Sene free down the left. The Frenchman played a left-footed cross intot he box, where Jose Moreno lost his marker and buried on the volley to stake his claim to the Revolution forward spot. The goal was Moreno's first for the Revolution and in MLS, and puts his record at one goal in two appearances.

DC worked hard to get back into the match, fashioning several dangerous chances, mostly through the creativity and quality of Nick Deleon and Danny Cruz. In the 13th minute, the two combined on a rehearsed corner routine to produce a blistering Cruz drive from outside the box, but Reis was equal to it and dove out to his right to deflect it away.

Still, United found their equalizer in the 19th through Maicon Santos. DeRo's bicycle kick attempt deflected to the Brazilian's head, and he nodded the ball home from point-blank to tie things up.

The Revs face a challenge in trying to get back the lead in this match as DC appeared to be taking some of the initiative as the half wore on.

For more Revolution coverage, check out our team page and blog, The Bent Musket.

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Revolution Vs. DC United: Maicon Santos Draws Scores Level At 1-1

Jose Moreno put the New England Revolution ahead just six minutes into the match, but D.C. United wasted very little time leveling the score at 1-1. Maicon Santos notched his third goal of the season off fortuitous deflection to negate the Revolution's advantage and quiet the Gillette Stadium crowd.

Nick Deleon's 19th minute corner drifted out to Dwayne De Rosario in the right corner of the box. Ever the ambitious scorer, DeRo attempted a bicycle kick that deflected. However, the deflection reached the head of Maicon Santos in the six-yard box, and the Brazilian made no mistake, burying his attempt in the back of the net. Ryan Guy appeared to be caught ball-watching and didn't contest Santos' header on the play.

D.C. had enjoyed considerable possession to that point and has not been shy about attacking the Revolution goal. New England appears to miss the steadying presence of Shalrie Joseph in the middle of the park.

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