D.C. United Finds Equalizer For 1-1 Draw With New England Revolution


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Veteran Federico Higuain scored as a second-half substitute for a second straight match, and D.C. United rallied for a 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution on Friday evening.

New England missed out on an opportunity to guide a spot within the knockout spherical of the MLS is Again event because of a defensive blunder halfway by the second half.

Higuain was in a position to chase down an terrible back-pass by New England defender Antonio Delamea. The cross was quick and left New England goalkeeper Matt Turner out of place. Higuain obtained to the ball first, dribbled round Turner and scored his second purpose of the event.

The draw left New England tied with Toronto FC on high of Group C with 4 factors, whereas D.C. United earned its second straight draw. D.C. United (1-1-2) will shut the group stage dealing with winless Montreal subsequent Tuesday, whereas the Revolution shut out in opposition to Toronto.

Adam Buksa gave New England (1-1-2) the lead early within the second half. Buska was first to react to a deflected shot and his header beat D.C. United goalkeeper Invoice Hamid within the 51st minute.

However New England’s assault was largely lacking after Buksa’s purpose. Cristian Penilla had his breakaway shot saved by Hamid within the 61st minute, however a lot of the possession within the last 30 minutes belonged to D.C. United.

New England completed with 18 whole photographs however solely 5 on purpose. Hamid had 4 saves. D.C. United managed simply six whole photographs and solely three on purpose.

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