Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – The New England Revolution snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday as Lee Nguyen’s 12th-minute goal was enough for a 1-0 victory over 10-man New York City FC at Gillette Stadium.
NYC had won four of its previous six games while the Revs had claimed just one win in 12 matches entering Saturday’s fixture.
But New England got off to a good start with Nguyen’s goal and was helped by a 55th-minute red card from Ned Grabavoy.
Some good play between Daigo Kobayashi and Diego Fagundez set up the chance for Nguyen, and he made the most of the opportunity by lashing a shot past goalkeeper Josh Saunders.
Chris Tierney nearly doubled the lead a few minutes before the break with a shot that went inches wide of the left post, but things got easier for the hosts in the 55th when Grabavoy was hit with a straight red card for a poor challenge on Kobayashi.
Charlie Davies struck the crossbar 20 minutes from time as the Revs tried to pad their lead, but they saw out the rest of the match with little trouble to end a woeful run of results.