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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.

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