Last week, it took an opponent's goal to rock the New England Revolution out of their stupor and get the team to play decent soccer. This week, the Revs managed to keep the Houston Dynamo off the scoreboard and still opened the scoring through Saer Sene in the 25th minute.
Lee Nguyen played Chris Tierney clean through down the left flank. The Massachusetts native first-timed a cross that was deflected back to Sene in the box. The big Frenchman tried to set himself for a shot, but Brad Davis body-checked him from behind and dropped him, leaving referee Baldomero Toledo no choice but to point to the spot. Sene then coolly converted for his team-leading fifth goal of the season.
Unfortunately, it only took Houston seven minutes to pull level, and it was off the Revolution's 2012 Achilles heel: set pieces. Brad Davis set up for a deep free kick and sent the ball to the far post. Matt Reis came off his line to punch, but was never going to get there. Will Bruin beat him to it and headed past into the goal to draw the scores level at one.