The New England Revolution hosted the Montreal Impact in an early season, Friday night match up. With snow falling earlier in the day, that and the fact that many people couldn’t or cant make it to Gillette on a Friday night, there was a small turn out for the match. But the inclement weather, nor the small fan turn out didn’t stop the Revs from beating up on Montreal for a 4-0 win.

The Revs, after this win, are sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference standings, after 5 matches. They have 10 points, 3 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie. This is their best start to a season since the 2011 season.

To be fair to Montreal, not only did they, like everyone else who visits Gillette stadium, had to play on the turf, where many teams struggle to do so, but Montreal were reduced to 10 players early in the match. In the 13th minute, Saphir Taider, was shown a straight red card after accidently stomping on Luis Caicedo’s shins while he was trying to do a Zidane stlye spin when Luis was closing down on him. There was no malicious intent on Taider’s part, who even apologized to Luis after the match. Lucky for Luis Caicedo, there was no damage and he was able to keep on playing, finishing the match.

Minutes after the red card, New England scored the first of their four goals. Zahibo would provide the assist as Teal smashed in his second goal of the 2018 season.

In the 35th minutes, Diego Fagundez could of doubled their lead. After 5 minutes of waiting for the match officials to decide whether to award the Revs a pk or not, a mess that was blamed on communications malfunction (maybe they were only able to hear the flagship station broadcast), Diego took the spot shot, but saw his effort saved by Montreal’s Evan Bush.

The highlight of the match for me was watching Revs defender, Andrew Farrell FINALLY score his first mls goal of his career. Dating back to 2013 when Andrew was the Revs first pick in that years draft, number 1 overall, Andrew has only missed a handful of games total in his career. But 6 minutes in to a 8 minutes of stoppage time to end the first half, Andrew finally scored a goal.

You can see the joy on his face!

The second half saw the Revs double on their half time lead. Montreal. reduced to 10 players, on the road, and down 2-0 at half time, didn’t show much life in the second. They were also missing their best offensive playmaker Ignacio Piatti. With all that going against them, they had no chance.

Diego scored his second goal of the match, third of the season.

Zahibo scores his first of the season, as well as a member of the Revs.