TFC, Revs lock horns at Gillette

Foxborough, MA ( - The New England Revolution will attempt to extend their unbeaten streak to five matches on Saturday when the MLS Cup finalists host Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium.

After a rough start, the Revs have begun to look like themselves over the past few games, rising to second place with 18 points through 10 games, but they will try to get back to winning ways on Saturday after coughing up a 2-0 lead to Orlando City last Friday.

New England opened the scoring after 19 minutes with some excellent high pressure which caused Amobi Okugo to turn the ball over and Davies pounced on it for his fourth goal in as many games.

The visitors were gifted a second goal in the 71st minute when Rafael Ramos attempted a chest pass back to goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, but it was expertly anticipated and cut out by Rowe, who rounded Ricketts and slotted home for a goal in his 100th appearance in a Revolution kit.

Orlando finally pulled one back in the 75th minute to end a lengthy scoreless streak when Ramos atoned for his earlier error by sending a great cross into the box for Larin to knock home.

As the clock ticked into added time, the Lions came up with a potentially season-changing goal as the former Sporting Kansas City man, Collin, got on the end of a cross from Luke Boden and nodded it past Revs goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

"Two-goal leads are tough when you don't seal up five or 10 minutes of solid play right after the second goal," said Revolution head coach Jay Heaps. "I think that was the turning point was allowing that goal five minutes later.

"When you have a 2-0 lead, you want to finish the game," Heaps added. 'In that regard, it���s disappointing. The overall flow of the game I thought was some of our best stuff and some of our worst stuff all in one."

Toronto FC, meanwhile, will try to get back on the winning track after suffering a 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo last Sunday.

Boniek Garcia and Will Bruin found the back of the net for Houston, while Jozy Altidore knocked one home for Toronto, but it wasn't enough as TFC failed to overcome a sluggish start.

"There are no excuses,"said TFC head coach Greg Vanney. "I said to the guys in there, our fans want us to come out and fight and be proactive and be the aggressors. Today we were way too passive. It's a lesson on how we are going to win at home. Once we establish that today, that lesson, it will be totally different as we move forward."

"You want to open up the game to a crowd like that and get a result out of it," Altidore said. "It took us a while to get going, but at the end of the day we have a lot more home games. Seeing the crowd the way it was today, hopefully they got our back, and going forward it will be very difficult for any team to come in here and play."