The New England Revolution have fought Sporting Kansas City to a standstill on Saturday night as they enter halftime of their match at 0-0. Several decent chances have been missed for both sides as Jay Heaps' experimental lineup works to get on the same page.
The Revs nearly took the lead in the fourth minute when Benny Feilhaber played an excellent diagonal through-ball to Ryan Guy, Guy, playing forward, ran onto the ball at the top of the box and ripped a shot first-time on goal, but his shot was right at Jimmy Nielsen and parried away.
In the 15th minute, New England felt they had a goal that was called back. Lee Nguyen took a line-drive corner that flew all the way to the far post, where Guy drove a diving header at goal. Nielsen parried, but the Revs' players were adamant the ball crossed the line. Replays proved inconclusive.
Jacob Peterson took over in the next few minutes, going close for SKC in the 22nd and 23rd minutes. Feilhaber then missed what might have been New England's best chance of the night when Chris Tierney drove a low cross into the box, but Benny flubbed his easy near-post chance well wide.
Bobby Convey and Kevin Alston traded chances in the last ten minutes of the half, but both teams were forced to enter the locker rooms scoreless.