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Revolution beat Rapids to end 8-game losing streak

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 31, 2014 at 2:06 am •  Published: July 31, 2014
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FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) — Lee Nguyen scored one goal and set another as the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday to end an eight-game Major League Soccer losing streak.

New England took its first lead in a match since May 24. When Nguyen's shot inside the box in the 10th minute deflected off Drew Moor for an own goal.

Colorado's Thomas Piermayr was sent off for his second yellow card in the 74th minute for a rough challenge just outside the box and Nguyen's ensuing free kick cleared the wall and landed in the upper right corner of the net.

Four minutes later, Nguyen sent a pass for Kelyn Rowe to score.

At Washington, Eddie Johnson and Chris Rolfe scored to help D.C. United win its fourth straight game with a 3-0 victory over Toronto FC.

Johnson opened the scoring for United in the eighth minute with his fourth goal of the season — heading home a feed from Perry Kitchen.

In the 59th minute, Nick DeLeon was tackled in the box but the referee allowed play to continue and Rolfe buried the loose ball behind goalkeeper Joe Bendik. DeLeon made it 3-0 in the 67th minute, though it went down as an own goal. He barreled through two tacklers and his shot deflected off defender Nick Hagglund.

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