Lee ends New England's losing streak in MLS

Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:42am EDT
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(Reuters) - Lee Nguyen scored in the 12th minute to help New England Revolution defeat New York City FC 1-0 and snap a five-game home losing streak on a big night of Major League Soccer action on Saturday.

New England grabbed the early lead then took advantage of New York losing Ned Grabavoy to a red card in the 55th minute to emerge winners.

Goalkeeper Brad Knighton earned the shutout, and the Revolution improved to 7-9-6 to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Former Chelsea stalwart Frank Lampard had his debut with New York delayed after he did not make the trip with NYC. He injured his calf in training and missed a game last week against Toronto FC.

In Washington, FC Dallas took down conference-leading DC United 2-1 after Fabian Castillo scored the game-winner in extra time.

Dallas had squandered a 1-0 edge on an own goal in the 77th minute but rallied back with the dramatic finish in the 92nd minute to extend their winning streak to four.

In Montreal, Benny Feilhaber stayed hot as Sporting Kansas City scored a pair of first-half goals to beat Montreal Impact 2-1.

Feilhaber now has four goals and five assists in his last eight matches, while Dom Dwyer also added a score for the visitors.

In Vancouver, the Whitecaps and Portland Timbers played out a 1-1 draw.   Continued...

New England Revolution forward Lee Nguyen (24) controls the ball against the New York City FC during the second half of the New England Revolution's 1-0 win over New York City FC at Gillette Stadium. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports