KRIS LINDSAY - Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The New England Revolution took a huge step towards the MLS Cup Final with a 2-1 victory on the road against the New York Red Bulls Sunday afternoon.
A late winner from US international Jermaine Jones was enough to see the Revs through, despite Bradley Wright-Phillips extending his goal run this season through an equalizer earlier in the match.
The Revolution got a quick start to the match, scoring on a beautiful curled shot from Teal Bunbury in the 17th minute of play. Red Bull keeper Luis Robles could do nothing as the shot curved from outside the 18 to the upper left hand corner of the net.
Wright-Phillips answered just 10 minutes later, heading in a rebound that had crashed off the bar for his remarkable 31st goal of the season in 36 regular season and playoff games.
The Revolution took the lead and the road goal advantage in the 85th minute. Following a counter attack, midfielder Lee Nguyen dished off to the right flank to a speeding Teal Bunbury, who hit a ground level cross to an unmarked Jermaine Jones, who tapped the ball to the empty net.
The win forces the Red Bulls to score at least twice in New England in the second leg, as away goals are being used as the decider in the case of a tied aggregate.
The two teams will meet in a rematch on November 29th in Foxboro.