Revolution Fall to Toronto 4-1, Remain 5 Points Out of Playoff Spot

Sunday, September 30, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Cristian Penilla scored the Revs only goal
The New England Revolution fell 4-1 to Toronto FC on Saturday night in Toronto. They remain five points out of a playoff spot with four games to go.

“First half we played very well with the exception of the midfield. We gave them a free kick and a goal. We had to make a change at halftime, Scotty [Caldwell] rolled his ankle pretty badly hobbling around the field a little bit, brought Diego [Fagundez] on and that just completely unbalanced the team which it shouldn’t have done. We stopped winning all the second balls in the middle, that’s when Toronto is very good, when they get control of the middle, and then they can spring attacks. We did very little to stop that. We dodged a bullet with the video review and that should’ve been a wakeup call and it wasn’t. With the first half we were very pleased, with the exception of the goal we conceded. The second half wasn’t our team,” said Revolution head coach Brad Friedel after the game.

The loss drops the Revs to 8-11-11 on the season.

Revs Fall to Toronto

New England jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Cristian Penilla in the 10th minute.

The goal was Penilla’s 11th of the season, which is tied for third-most goals in the MLS by a rookie.

However, the Revs were unable to hang on.

Toronto pulled even in the 36th minute with a goal from Sebastian Giovinco.

The Reds grabbed the lead in the 53rd minute when Lucas Janson buried a rebound to put them up 2-1.

Toronto extended their lead to 3-1 in the 58th minute on a penalty kick by Victor Vázquez following a foul by Jalil Anibaba.

Marky Delgado added Toronto’s fourth in the 81st minute.

Next Up

The Revolution return to action on Saturday, October 6 when they take on Atlanta United FC.

Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.

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