D.C. United fall to New England

D.C. United lost to the New England Revolution by a score of 3-2. The Revolution gathered three points at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. United continued to keep crawling back and leveling, but lost the game not without controversy.

The first goal was scored in the 18th minute by Cristian Penilla, his first of the night, which opened up the scoring for the Revolution. Yamil Asad would tie the game after deflecting Zoltan Stieber’s free kick into the net in the 43rd minute. The 1-1 scoreline wouldn’t last long as Teal Bunbury would score to give the Revolution a 2-1 lead before the end of the half. In the second half, D.C. United scored on a penalty kick by Yamil Asad, his second of the night, after Claude Dielna took down Darren Mattocks. This would also not last long, as New England would get a PK of their own, after Oniel Fisher pushed down Andrew Farrell. Penilla would get his second goal of the night off the penalty, and this would turn out to be the winner.

D.C. United will remain at 10 points as a result, while New England will now rise to 27 with tonight’s 3-points.  D.C. United’s next game is on Wednesday against the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, where they will play former Wayne Rooney teammate and Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as well as Mexican international Giovani dos Santos, and French star Romain Alessandrini.

Josh Sager

I'm a huge D.C. sports fan and can cover every major sports league except for the NBA. Baseball and soccer are my specialties. I am one of the biggest Nationals fans you will ever meet.

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