After an abysmal first half, it only took the New England Revolution about three minutes to get some spark back against D.C. United. Then, it took them maybe two more to turn the match on its head and level the scores.
In the 48th minute, Shalrie Joseph slipped a simple midfield pass to Benny Feilhaber. Benny then teed up a laser from 25 yards out that forced Bill Hamid to slap away. His save wasn't quite as good as it needed to be, however, as the rebound fell easily to Saer Sene in the box, who tucked it home with the left foot to put the Revs right back in the match.
As United attempted to deal with New England's new-found confidence and verve, the Revolution took advantage of the shock and put another one away to draw level with their hosts. Chris Tierney lined up a corner, and for once it was the Revolution who were scoring from a set-piece as his delivery found A.J. Soares at the near post. The second-year man made no mistake, nodding the ball down and to the far post to put United on their heels.
Head coach Jay Heaps must have said something incendiary and inspiring, because the Revolution have looked a different team in the second half.