Joseph scores twice in N.E. return to help Chivas complete 3-goal comeback

Joseph scores twice in N.E. return to help Chivas complete 3-goal comeback

MLS- New England Revolution

Joseph scores twice in N.E. return to help Chivas complete 3-goal comeback

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Shalrie Joseph made himself feel quite at home at Gillette Stadium Wednesday night.

In his return to the place he called home since 2003 until a trade sent him across the country to Chivas USA, Joseph scored two goals to spark a three-goal comeback and help the Goats salvage a 3-3 draw against the Revolution to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Chivas trail fifth-place Vancouver by nine points but have three games in hand on the Whitecaps.

After Saer Sene scored twice to sandwich a Rauwshan McKenzie own goal in the opening 21 minutes, Joseph went to work against the players who he used to lead as Revolution captain. He headed home a Miller Bolanos corner kick in the 23rd minute and then unleashed a left-footed shot from distance just before halftime to pull Chivas within one. Bolanos cemented the comeback a minute later, finishing off a play in front of the net after Casey Townsend's squared header off a cross from Juan Agudelo on a sequence that started with a throw-in.

The draw was the second match in five days in which the Revs blew a multi-goal lead after leading Columbus 2-0 Saturday night before succumbing to a 4-3 defeat. Matt Reis ensured that the Revs walked away with their first point of the post-Joseph era, stoning Juan Pablo Angel and Juan Agudelo on a second-half sequence and saving Laurent Courtois's effort from the top of the box in stoppage time. 

Here are highlights from the match:

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