FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For the past six weeks, midfielder Kelyn Rowe was a playmaker with few chances to make a difference. But that all changed Saturday.
After seeing his name left off the New England Revolution's starting lineup in each of the five matches since his June 24 start at Columbus, Rowe got the nod against Toronto FC -- and made the most of his opportunity to help steer the Revolution to a 3-1 victory.
Over the course of his 90-minute performance, Rowe assisted on the 35th-minute strike...
Perry Kitchen broke a 4-4 tie in the 79th minute and DC United beat Real Salt Lake 6-4.
The 10 goals fell one short of the MLS single-game record.
Kitchen's header, off of a long service from Taylor Kemp, beat Jeff Attinella for the difference-maker. Nick Deleon's left-footed blast from way outside provided insurance six minutes later.
The teams combined for seven goals in the second half, one short of the record for most goals in a half.
Real Salt Lake jumped ahead 2-0 on goals by Joao Plata and...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When Revolution coach Jay Heaps sat down to look at the film from his club's performances against FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls earlier this month, he wasn't at all pleased with what he saw.
After watching a combined seven goals allowed in two games, and seeing his defensive players get exposed time and again, Heaps knew there wouldn't be any shortcuts to correcting the problems that sent the Revolution down the conference table.
"There was a longer session on film," Heaps...