Revs end 5-game skid with a 1-0 win over NYC FC


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Lee Nguyen drove a right-footed shot past Josh Saunders in the 12th minute and the Revolution made it hold up, beating New York City FC 1-0 on Saturday to end a five-game losing streak before their largest crowd of the season, 28, 811 at Gillette Stadium.

The Revs improved to 7-9-6.

The Revolution would break a scoreless tie with their first shot of the game in the 12th minute with Nguyen curling a shot past goalkeeper Josh Saunders for his third goal of the season. Following a sustained run of possession, Daigo Kobayashi played a quick back heel into the path of Diego Fagundez who found Nguyen making a diagonal run into the area. Nguyen collected the pass and cut inside, past Jason Hernandez, before beating Saunders.

New York City (5-9-6) played the final 35 minutes of regulation and six more of stoppage time a man down after Ned Grabavoy was shown a red card in the 55th minute.

Former Premier League star Frank Lampard did not make the trip with NYC, delaying his debut. The former Chelsea midfielder injured his calf in training and missed a game last week against Toronto FC. Lampard and newly acquired designated player Andrea Pirlo could make their debuts next week against Orlando City. Pirlo has been one of the top Italian midfielders for a decade.

Goalkeeper Brad Knighton, starting in place of injured Bobby Shuttleworth, earned the shutout, making several saves in the closing minutes to preserve the win.

Information from Associated Press included.

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