The New England Revolution got a much needed win against the Columbus Crew, marching to a 3-1 win. Following their mid week loss to NYCFC at Gillette, the Revs were in need of a win to help start a 2nd half turn around if they are to have any hope of qualifying for the playoffs this season.

As it stood before the start of their match vs Columubus, the Revs were 2 points behind DC and Orlando for the last two playoff spots, and 2 games more played than DC, Orlando. Just to keep up where they currently sit in the standings, a win was a must.

The other story line for this match was Revs forward Kei Kamara, who played his first match against his old team, who traded him earlier this season following an in-game dust up with his team mate Federico Higuian over who would take a penalty shot.

For me it was a fun game”

“Today I was focused, the team hasn’t really gotten what we wanted from the games and I told myself I cant make it be all about how much I want it, its gotta be about how much we want it.”

“The work we put out there was amazing, it looked like everyone wanted it. If we can score early goals like that, that was definitely what we planned to do.” Kei Kamara post game

This game got off to a fast start, and only took three minutes to open the scoring when Lee Nguyen blasted a shot from outside the penalty box. And it wasn’t long before they added a second goal. Kei Kamara crossed the ball into the Crew’s 6 yard box, where Kelyn Rowe was waiting and open for a tap in, but instead Crew’s midfielder Will Trapp accidently tapped the ball himself into his own net when trying to intercept the pass.

Not often have the Revs been able to double leads when scoring first. Also their offense often times has a hard time scoring more than one goal in a match, and when they do, its been common to see their defense give up as much. Even though Columbus are in poor form, this win was not only a game they needed to win, but did it in a convincing way.

Wednesday night was disappointing result (NYCFC), considering the loss in Dc and Montreal, Wednesday was the real gut punch, we’re at home and we knew we wou approached the game I thought we would and didn’t, so we had to rally and get ourselves ready for tonight. that’s the mindset at home, you have to come out and throw the first punch and be aggressive.” Jay Heaps post game