New England Revolution Win 2-1 Against Charlotte

Photo Credit: Tammy McManaway

By Tiffany Wiliams –

With Saturday night’s 2-1 win against Charlotte FC, New England Revolution snapped a four-game losing streak.

Forward Adam Buksa opened the scoring with a header just eight minutes into the match. Midfielder Matt Polster added to New England’s lead with a right-footed deflection into the net in the 72nd minute. Midfielder Christian Ortiz scored for Charlotte FC in the 85th minute.

The last time New England won a match was on March 5th and Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena, in his post game presser wasn’t just asked about how it felt to pick up a win but what is needed to maintain this form throughout the rest of the season and Arena said, “We’ll try to figure that out. We’ve done it before. So, there’s no reason to believe we can’t do it again. I thought we’d win another game at some point. I’m happy it was tonight rather than a month down the road. You know, winning is important for teams. And I think the guys will respond well as we go to D.C. next week, but I haven’t been too overly concerned about the recent events, because some of it was just freaky stuff. I think the game that we really got beat was the game against Charlotte, when we played them whenever it was, three weeks ago. The Red Bull game was just a fluke and last week is another example, we should get a point. We should have a point against Red Bull. And then the horror shows against Salt Lake here, was just, we’re playing in a blizzard. I think every game we’ve had this year has been challenging for the weatherman. It’s been absolutely a crazy start to the season. So, I can’t explain it, but I do know that there’s a lot more games ahead, so you can’t be getting too high or too low at this point.”

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