After a franchise-record winless skid, the New England Revolution have been reduced to the role of MLS playoff spoiler, and that's exactly the role they played this past week in cooling off the hottest team in the league.
The Revolution snapped a 10-game winless stretch by ending the Columbus Crew's six-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 result to claim SBI MLS Team of the Week honors. Making the performance more impressive is that the Revs were able to halt in-form attacking players Federico Higuain and Jairo Arrieta, and the attack was led by Diego Fagundez and Dimitry Imbongo instead of starting strikers Saer Sene (torn ACL) and Jerry Bengtson (international duty).
The Revs, who will look to play spoiler again this weekend against D.C. United, got the edge over the Seattle Sounders, who secured a stronger foothold in the race for a top-three playoff berth in the Western Conference with a win over Chivas USA; and the Houston Dynamo, who returned to their winning ways with a big home victory over Real Salt Lake.
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