The Colorado Rapids were one defensive stop away from a hard-fought road point in head coach Anthony Hudson’s MLS debut on Saturday. But then Chris Tierney snatched all three points for New England, scoring a free kick in the 93rd minute at Gillette Stadium to push the Revolution to a 2-1 win.
“I think when you lose a game in the last kick like that we’re of course — myself, the players — we’re all incredibly disappointed,” Hudson told reporters after the game. “It’s probably the worst possible way to lose at the end.”
The free kick was set up when New England’s Wilfried Zahibo drew a foul against Colorado rookie striker Niki Jackson at the edge of the penalty area. Tierney’s left-footed shot went through with a deflection off Colorado’s wall.
Hudson said he thought it would be a difficult place to earn a result, after the Revs went 12-2-3 in Foxborough in 2017, but was encouraged that the Rapids scored a 66th minute equalizer after going down 1-0 in the 48th minute on a goal by New England’s Diego Fagundez.
“Overall this is an incredibly tough place to come,” Hudson said. “We know last year they had a great home record and (it’s positive) for us to get back in the game in difficult conditions, difficult scenario, back in the game, score a great goal, and play well. We didn’t really look under pressure for the most part of the game. There was a lot to build on there. I was proud of the players.”
The Revs won the possession battle 53.6 percent to 46.4 percent, but it was Colorado who put more shots on frame 5-2.
Jackson, who was making his MLS debut, tied it in the 66th minute for the Rapids — a minute after coming on as a substitute. He raced …read more
Source:: The Denver Post – Sports