Saturday night’s 3-2 loss at New England means that another year will go by without a New York win at Gillette Stadium. The New York franchise has failed to beat the Revolution at their home since 2002.
With an early second-half ejection of Carlos Mendes, followed by Roy Miller’s dismissal 20 minutes later, a win for the Red Bulls simply wasn’t in the cards. They have now lost four straight in league play.
GK Bouna Coundoul: Can’t fault him for the last two of New England’s three goals but he was tentative on the Revolution’s first score. Despite that, he played as well as a keeper can when conceding three. Rating: 7
D Carlos Mendes: Tactical foul in the first half that led to his first yellow card was a smart enough foul but he was reckless to get the second one. Not a good decision even if it wasn’t a dirty play. Rating: 3
D Mike Petke: A delicate pass set-up New England’s first goal on the man Petke was marking. He did defend well in the last 15 minutes as the team was down two players. Rating: 6
D Tim Ream: The rookie centerback continues his dip in form over the past five games. His own goal gave New England their second goal and a bunch of momentum. Rating: 4
D Danleigh Borman: It’s often not pretty with Borman, but a good effort. Moves well into the attack and does well defending. Perhaps the most improved player in the league this year. Nice cross to assist on the second goal. Rating: 7
M Roy Miller: Can’t fault him on the red card, which wasn’t ejection-worthy. Playing out of position, Miller did well and controlled the flow of the match. Tough to give him a high ranking after the ejection, but we’ll do just that. Rating: 6.5
M Seth Stammler: Scored the team’s first goal on a nice chip. Did he mean it? Who cares. It went in. Also had a nice blast in the first half that forced a good save. Defensively suspect and disappointed on a late game freekick that he failed to put on frame. Rating: 6
M Joel Lindpere: Lots of hard work centrally, especially when down one man, then two. Provided some good service centrally. Rating: 6.5
M Sinisa Ubiparipovic: Quiet night for “Ubi” but did well in helping to run the midfield. Lots of hard work and hustle went unnoticed. Rating: 6
F Juan Pablo Angel: Needlessly dropped too far back to get the ball in the first half. Well taken effort for his fifth goal of the season, his third from the run of play. Rating: 6
F Dane Richards: Can’t fault him in the injury to Preston Burpo as he wasn’t trying to make a play on the ball or the keeper. Good enough night though he should have finished at least one effort. Then again, a striker he ain’t. Rating: 6
Jeremy Hall: Called on to use speed and defend as he entered the match when New York was down a man. Minutes later, they were down two. Difficult match to show anything. Rating: 5.5
Luke Sassano: See previous entry. Rating: 5.5
Tony Tchani: Though entering late, had to be impressed with his strength and ability to carry the ball forward. Rating: 6.5
Kristian Dyer is a reporter for MLSSoccer.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.