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Revolution Vs. Toronto: Luis Silva Puts Reds Up 1-0 Early

Only eight ninutes have passed, and the New England Revolution are not off to the start that they were hoping for against Toronto FC. Rookie Luis Silva has opened the scoring for the visitors after some excellent passing interplay.

Reggie Lambe took control of the ball on the right flank and danced across the top of the box, staying about five yards back of the 18. He then passed left to Silva, who immediately played it into the middle for Koevermans. Koevermans played a bumper pass back to Silva, completing the one-two combination, and Silva was in by himself. His finish beat Bobby Shuttleworth to the far post.

To make matters worse, head coach Jay Heaps has already been forced into a substitution. Stephen McCarthy, arguably the Revolution's best defensive performer in the last three or four games, went down in the first minute after a head-to-head collision. New England trainers apparently determined that McCarthy could not continue, and he was replaced in the sixth minute by Shalrie Joseph.

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