The New England Revolution are off to a dream start at the Home Depot Center against the Los Angeles Galaxy, where a 13th-minute strike from left-back Chris Tierney has put the Revs up 2-0 against the biggest spenders in Major League Soccer. In a match where New England was expected to struggle mightily, an early 2-0 lead is just about the last thing anyone expected to happen.
New England went ahead 1-0 in the 10th minute from a surprise Kelyn Rowe goal. Rather than retreating into a defensive shell after going up, the Revs appeared emboldened by their lead and began taking the game to their hosts. Just three minutes later, the pressure paid off in a big way.
Kevin Alston gained possession some ten or fifteen yards outside the Galaxy penalty box. He laid off to Shalrie Joseph and began a run into the area, which the Grenadian captain picked up and found with a great through ball. Alston appeared to play his low cross behind all of the Revs attacking options, but Chris Tierney was trailing the play and got goal-side of his marker in time to bury the ball in the back of the net and double New England's lead.