The rain and the fog weren’t the only thing falling at Gillette stadium. The New England Revolution, returning home following a 4-2 loss in Montreal, were looking to avoid back to back losses, and delivered on the three points against Toronto FC. In what was ultimately a wild night in Gillette, the Revs beat Toronto 3-2.

With four lineup changes from last weeks squad, Chris Tierney, Antonio Delamea, Scott Caldwell, and Kelyn Rowe all started over Gabriel Somi, Claude Dielna, Wilfried Zahibo, and Juan Agudelo. Having suffered an injury last week, Juan was no surprise, but the other three, for one reason or another were a bit surprising. Although it is good to see that the Revs do have quality depth, manager Brad Friedel is showing the willingness to chance the lineup, in a rotation, giving players a chance to start, and for others a chance to win back their spots on the starting 11.

Within eight minutes of the match, the Revs quickly found themselves up 2-0, with Penilla scoring both goals. Also pleasing to see Scott Caldwell, who has somewhat lost his starting 11 spot but inserted back in for Toronto, directly involved with the first goal, not only with recording an assist on the first goal, but also putting in a defensive effort to win the ball back leading to the goal. He would end up playing all 90 minutes, and Penilla ended with 2 goals.

But it didn’t take Toronto long to find their attacking legs, and soon had the Revs on their heels doing some defending of their own. Toronto were without several starters, including their two biggest goal scoring threats. With Jozy Altidore out injured and Sebastian Giovinco on the bench to start the match, after playing a midweek match against Seattle and probably turf monster, Toronto really missed those two players finishing abilities and skills. But with that said, Revs goalie Matt Turner come up with some saves, and ended with a total of five saves against Toronto. The Revs went into half time with a 2-0 lead

The second half started quickly for New England. Scoring his fifth goal of the season, Teal Bunbury continued his goal scoring form. With an assist from Andrew Farrell, Teal smashed his shot past Toronto’s goalie Alex Bono.

Toronto would claw their way back in. What was ultimately credited as an own goal against New England’s Antonio Delamea, Toronto’s Jay Chapman, who blew past Chris Tierney to find space behind the Revs defense on a through pass, his cross attended for Jordan Hamilton, ended up deflecting off of Delamea. A tough break for Delamea and Revs goalie Matt Turner.

In the final minutes of regulation, Toronto caught another break. In what some saw as a soft penalty call against the Revs, Toronto’s star player Sebastian Giovinco, who was subbed in to the game, converted the spot shot to get back with in one goal, making it 3-2. Unfortunate for Matt Turner again, who guess correctly and nearly made the save.

However after converting his spot shot, Sebastian Giovinco had a moment of bad judgement. As he was running towards the midfield carrying the ball in his arms to hurry up and restart play, he unfortunately reacted to Zahibo who was trying to knock the ball out of Gio’s hands, trying to waste some seconds. But Giovinco grabbed Zahibo’s face, which is a big no no in soccer, resulting in a straight red card following video review.