Revolution Held To Goalless Draw By Vancouver Whitecaps In Home Opener

Andrew FarrellThe New Revolution stopped their season-opening slide on Saturday, but they couldn’t end the Vancouver Whitecaps’ unbeaten run.

The Revolution and the Whitecaps played to a 0-0 draw at Gillette Stadium in New England’s first home game of the 2014 Major League Soccer season.

Revs head coach Jay Heaps was finally able to field his first-choice attacking unit, Saer Sene, Kelyn Rowe and Lee Nguyen joined Diego Fagundez and Teal Bunbury in the starting 11. Their familiarity was evident, as the Revs created 17 scoring chances and put three shots on goal.

Vancouver, the top team in the MLS Western Conference after two games, forced Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth to make two saves.

The result continued the Revs’ unbeaten streak in home openers, which dates back to 2007 (six wins and two draws).

While the Revolution will take the point they gained in the standings, their goal drought is cause for concern for head coach Jay Heaps, players and fans. The Revs now have failed to score in their first three games of the 2014 campaign.

New England will look to score their first goal and register their first win of the season next Saturday when they visit the San Jose Earthquakes.

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