Revolution beat Crew to end winless streak at 10

Associated Press Modified: September 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm •  Published: September 5, 2012

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dimirty Imbongo scored in the 53rd minute and the New England Revolution ended their winless streak at 10 matches with a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night.

Imbongo, who got a rare start after Jerry Bengtson was called up with the Honduran national team, slid one into an open net after a Diego Fagundez shot smacked the right post.

The Revolution (7-14-7) were handed an insurance goal in the 74th when Crew defender Chad Marshall inadvertently nodded it into his own net.

Matt Reis, who made a pair of acrobatic saves seconds apart from each other in the 86th, stopped a total of three shots to preserve the Revolution's first victory since July 8th.

After the offense went silent in a scoreless draw with Philadelphia on Saturday, the Revolution wasted little time finding its rhythm against Columbus (12-9-6).

During the opening minutes of the first half, Imbongo, Kevin Alston and Diego Fagundez all fired shots at Crew goalie Andy Greuenebaum, who had to make a slew of saves to keep the scoreboard unblemished.

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