KRIS LINDSAY - Sunday, November 30, 2014
The New England Revolution advanced to the MLS Cup Final Saturday with a 4-3 aggregate victory over the New York Red Bulls after drawing 2-2 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
New England forward Charlie Davies scored in each half, urging the Revolution to come back from a goal down on two separate occasions in a wild back and forth affair.
Tim Cahill gave the Red Bulls a spark of hope in the 26th minute, finishing off a beautiful cross from Thierry Henry, who could have likely played the last game in his career.
Davies answered just before half for the Revolution, cleaning up a set piece in the box and tapping it past keeper Red Bulls keeper Luis Robles.
The Red Bulls regained the lead in the 52nd minute, when a mistake from the New England defense gave the ball to forward Peguy Luyindula, who slotted the ball past Revolution keeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
Former US National teamer Davies put the Revs on top on the aggregate for good with a header in the 70th minute.
Midfielder Chris Tierney crossed the ball from the left wing, squeezing his pass between two defenders. Davies made no mistake, heading it past a helpless Robles for the goal.
The victory puts the Revolution into the MLS Cup Final against the winner of the Western Conference finals on Sunday evening between Seattle and Los Angeles.
Thierry Henry is thought to have played his final game for the Red Bulls, with few speculating a return for another year.