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FC Dallas pushes unbeaten run to 6, keeps Revs sliding

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The New England Revolution will have to wait another week to end the winless streak that is slowly crumbing their playoff hopes.

The Revs were defeated for the club record seventh straight outing, this time by FC Dallas, which toppled the Revs 2-0 behind goals from Andres Escobar and Tesho Akindele in front of 15,551 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

With the win, FC Dallas pushed their own unbeaten streak to six games.

FC Dallas were the more aggressive side from the start before getting a well-earned goal from midfielder Andres Escobar in the 29th minute. After being stuffed by Bobby Shuttlesworth just 12 minutes earlier, Escobar beat the Revs goalkeeper for his second goal of the season.

After Akindele rattled the crossbar, the ball found it’s way to Escobar, who scooted through the box, dribbling around defenders before finishing to make the score 1-0.

Akindele, who nearly added to the lead in the 61st minute, finally added the insurance goal in the first minute of extra time. Akindele took a pass from Michel and dribbled straight at the Revs last man back, Andrew Farrell. The rookie dribbled right past the Revs defender and beat Shuttlesworth to seal the Revs’ seventh straight defeat.

The Revs will have to wait until next Saturday’s matchup with the Columbus Crew to try and pick up some ever-elusive points. Meanwhile, streaking FC Dallas are back in action Wednesday when they host Premier League side Aston Villa for a friendly.

Here are the match highlights:


  1. The lack of possession is slightly troubling, but our attack is quick and potent…reminds me of the way I play FIFA. The announcer nailed it, Revs were up for it for the first 20 minutes then when nothing happened they kind of lost the will to fight and we had the better of the chances for the rest of the match. Last four of the USOC and what looks to be a playoff berth is a pretty good first year for Oscar.

    Too early to start touting Akindele for Rookie of the Year?

      • And when Chicago fail to make the playoffs, what then? No doubt that Shipp is a talent, but making an immediate impact in Chicago wasn’t going to be that tough. Making it on such a stacked attack as Dallas, and getting the nod ahead of the DP striker to pair with Blas, means a lot in my book.

    • It was like 4 shots to 16 around the 60 minute mark. Revs seemed to be better first half but it clearly didn’t become anything like a real chance.


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