Revolution 2, Rapids 1: Saer Sene, New England Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

Saer Sene and Fernando Cardenas each scored goals in the first half and the New England Revolution defeated the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, to snap their three-game losing streak on Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.

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Revolution 2, Rapids 1: Saer Sene Powers New England Past Colorado

Saer Sene picked up a goal and an assist as the New England Revolution conquered the Colorado Rapids at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Wendesday. The victory also marked Matt Reis' 100th MLS win.

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Revolution Vs. Rapids Update: New England Leads 2-1 At Half

The New England Revolution stand in a good position going into the second half to snap their three-match losing streak as they hold a 2-1 advantage over the Colorado Rapids. Jaime Castrillon opened the scoring in the match, heading home a corner kick in the 21st minute to put the Revs behind, but the deficit proved short-lived.

Saer Sene is having a terrific match, having scored the equalizer with an emphatic volley in the 27th minute before setting up Fernando Cardenas's wonder strike in the 39th minute. Cardenas backed up some tough talk earlier in the week with that strike, and also announced his candidacy for goal of the week after beating Rapids keeper Matt Pickens with a curling strike that went in off the underside of the crossbar.

In other exciting news, Kevin Alston was forced to leave the field after vomiting all over the turf. He was replaced in the 42nd minute by Darrius Barnes, making his first appearance of the 2012 season. Barnes played every minute of every match in 2009, was an anchor in the Revs back line in 2010, and was a nominee for the 2011 Fair Play Award, but appears to have fallen low on the depth chart under Jay Heaps.

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

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Revolution Vs. Rapids Score Update: Cardenas Wondergoal Puts New England Up 2-1

The New England Revolution responded well to adversity by scoring an equalizer just minutes after going down 0-1 at home to the Colorado Rapids. It only took them another ten minutes to take the lead.

Fernando Cardenas, who sounded off about a lack of playing time earlier this week, put his money where his mouth is and pulled off a highlight-worthy strike to put the Revs in the driver's seat. In the 39th minute, Saer Sene dribbled to the edge of the box and then laid the ball off to the right for Cardenas. The diminutive Colombian pulled some trademark quick-feet moves before cutting inside and then using his left foot to lift a curler on frame. It appeared to be right at Matt Pickens, but the ball floated just over the keeper's outstretched hand before clipping the underside of the crossbar and nestling in the back of the net.

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

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Revolution Vs. Rapids Score Update: Castrillon, Sene Trade Goals In First Half, Locked At 1-1

There's a sparse crowd at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday night, but that hasn't stopped the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids from giving loyal fans some fireworks. With just thirty minutes gone, the score stands locked at 1-1.

The Revs managed to put together some encouraging sequences and created chances early on in the first half, but it was the Colorado Rapids who made their chances count and scored first. In the 21st minute, Martin Rivero lined up and took a corner kick. Jaime Castrillon rose up uncontested at the near post to power a header home. The New England set-piece defense was largely absent, allowing Castrillon all the time he needed to line up his header.

The match began to open up somewhat, and it wasn't long before the Revolution found their chance and buried it. Team leading scorer Saer Sene did the honors, partly atoning for his wastefulness in front of goal last weekend. Clyde Simms delivered a high arcing corner to the far post, where Stephen McCarthy rose up to head it back across goal. Sene stood all alone in the middle of the six-yard box and made no mistake, drilling a left-footed volley into the back of the net past Matt Pickens to even the scores.

For more Revolution coverage, be sure to visit our team page and blog, The Bent Musket.

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