What's Buzzing:

Alston, Bengtson score in Revs' win over Dynamo

AP - Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Kevin Alston and Jerry Bengtson scored second-half goals to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.

Alston, a defender who missed the last four games because of a pulled hamstring, scored his first goal of the season in the 68th minute. Bengtson added a goal in stoppage time.

New England (2-3-1) won for the second time its last three games and avenged a 4-0 loss at Houston in the opener. Houston (2-3-0) has lost three straight, allowed seven goals in that span.

New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth had to make just one save, that on a deflected ball in the 81st minute, for his second shutout of the season. The Dynamo did not have a scoring chance at all during the first 80 minutes other than five corner kicks, four during the first half by Boniek Garcia.

Nifty exchanges from Diago Kobayashi on the left side of the penalty box area to Teal Bunbury in the middle set up Alston's goal, a right-footed blast under the middle of the crossbar past goalkeeper Tally Hall.

Bengtson scored in the 91st minute on a run down the left wing with A.J. Soares assisting. New England was coached by assistant Tom Soehn as head coach Jay Heaps sat out a one-game suspension for arguing a referee's decision last week in a loss at San Jose.

View Comments (0)
  • Mexico's Pulido, striker for Olympiakos, rescued after kidnap

    Mexico's Pulido, striker for Olympiakos, rescued after kidnap

    Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido has been rescued a day after the striker for the Greek soccer team Olympiakos was kidnapped in the restive northeastern state of Tamaulipas, the state government said early on Monday. "The most important thing is … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 5 seconds ago
  • Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United

    Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United

    (Reuters) - Chelsea captain John Terry expects Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United, saying the Portuguese is the right manager to lead the 13-time Premier League champions back into contention for major honours. Mourinho, who was … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Bale wants more European glory after Champions League win

    Bale wants more European glory after Champions League win

    (Reuters) - Wales winger Gareth Bale has set his sights on next month's Euro 2016 in France after playing an integral role in helping Spanish side Real Madrid claim their 11th European Cup on Saturday. Zinedine Zidane's men overcame local rivals … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • 'Gabigol' scores on debut as Brazil beat Panama 2-0

    'Gabigol' scores on debut as Brazil beat Panama 2-0

    (Reuters) - Teenage striker Gabriel lived up to his nickname 'Gabigol' on Sunday when he came off the bench to score on his debut in Brazil's 2-0 win over Panama. The 19-year-old replaced Jonas after 62 minutes of the friendly match in Colorado and … More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago
  • Rusty Australia ring changes for Greece games

    Rusty Australia ring changes for Greece games

    Australia coach Ange Postecoglou will ring the changes for the Socceroos' friendlies against Greece following their 2-1 defeat to England on Friday as he tries new combinations for the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Australia will be … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago