Revolution-Philadelphia Union Live Blog: Union Take Care of Revs, Win 3-0


Revolution-Philadelphia Union Live Blog: Union Take Care of Revs, Win 3-0 Final, 3-0 Union: And that does it. The Union wins 3-0 and the Revs will embark on their tough road trip on a rough note. 

Stoppage time: With 26 seconds left, the Union just slammed the door shut. 

A goal by Sheanon Williams puts the Union up 3-0. Fans are leaving Gillette. 

Stoppage time: The Union just tried to run up the score with time running out, but Matt Reis made a nice save. 

90th minute: As time wraps up, we will have three minutes of stoppage time. Looking like a loss for the Revs unless some magic happens.

85th minute: The Revs just missed a great opportunity. A header on a cross went over the net. Still 2-0 Union. 

79th minute: Subs for both teams just occurred. For the Union, Stefani Miglioranzi will come in for Keon Daniel. For the Revs, Zack Schilawski is in for Kenny Mansally.

76th minute: The Union were very close to going up 3-0 just now. A great attempt by the recently subbed-in Michael Farfan was knocked out of bounds by the Revs. 

73rd minute: I was just notified that the attendence tonight at the stadium is 13,414. Not quite 51,000, which was the attendence for the Revs-Man U game Wednesday, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the difference in numbers.

Michael Farfan just subbed in for Carlos Ruiz for the Union. Ruiz appeared to be hurting pretty badly after the Feilhaber hit. 

71st minute: The Union just got their first yellow card, given to Keon Daniel. 

64th minute: Things are getting testy here at Gillette Stadium.

Benny Feilhaber just knocked out Carlos Ruiz, and received his second yellow card and subsequent red card. He is now out of the game.

A few Union players weren't happy and had some words with Feilhaber. I'm not a world-class lip-reader, but it looks like Feilhaber had some R-rated words for the Union players as well. A brawl was close to erupting, but the action has resumed. 

63rd minute: Matt Reis just made a great save. The Revs are looking good, they just need a strike to make this a ball game. 

The Union just made their first sub as well, with Danny Mwanga coming in for Justin Mapp. 

59th minute: Perhaps the Revs' best chance of the game just occurred. A nice cross by Zak Boggs was knocked out of bounds by a Union defender. 

Philadelphia is still up 2-0, but the Revs are looking like a different team in the second half. In other words, they are no longer playing like "little school boys."

49th minute: The first card of the game has been doled out. 

Benny Feilhaber just received a yellow card on a rough hit. The yellow card wasn't surprising on that, but Feilhaber wasn't happy about the call.

46th minute: We have two subs for the Revolution. Darius Barnes is in for Franco Coria, and Zack Boggs has come in for Sainey Nyassi. 

Half, 2-0 Union: Here are some notable stats from the first half.

Carlos Ruiz and Carlos Valdez each had goals for Philadelphia. The Union had four shots, two of which were on goal. The Revs, on the other hand, recorded no shots in the first half.

New England had five first half fouls compared to four for Philadelphia, and the Revs also had two offsides calls, while the Union had none.

You don't need to be watching the game to see that it wasn't a great half for the Revs just by looking at those stats. I'm sure that Steve Nicol is giving them quite the half-time speech, and they'll come out gunning in the next 45 minutes. I'll have second half subs as soon as they are announced.  

Half, 2-0 Union: 45 minutes are up, and there will be no stoppage time. A rough half for the Revs. I'll have first half stats soon, so stick around here on

44th minute: Kenny Mansally just attempted a bicycle kick. Let's just say it was a failed attempt, as he missed the ball and fell on his back. The Revs need a good moment before heading to the locker room.

42nd minute: A foul called on Benny Feilhaber, and he was none too pleased.

It has not been a good night for the Revs. It looks like they will head to the locker room in a 2-0 hole. I think Coach Nicol will called them much worse things than "school boys" at the half. 

33rd minute: A questionable no-call by the refs just now.

Danny Califf pushed Rajka Lekic and knocked him to the ground, but no penalty was called. Still 2-0 Union.

31st minute: As predicted, the Union defense is not giving the Revs many chances in this game. The time of possession is easily favoring Philadelphia. 

24th minute: So, Nicol's comments didn't light any fire. 

The Union have scored again on a goal by Carlos Valdez. He was assisted by Sebastien Le Toux, who made an impressive header on the play, and Kyle Nakazawa. 

21st minute: Head coach Steve Nicol isn't very happy to say the least. He just said his Revs team was playing "like a bunch of school boys."

Tell us how you really feel, Coach. We'll see if that will light a fire under the Revs soon. 

20th minute: Close call for the Revs on a cross by Union midfielder Kyle Nakazawa. A.J. Soares made a nice play, blocking the ball out of bounds. 

11th minute: Well, that didn't take long. 

The Union have broken the ice on a goal by Carlos Ruiz. He was assisted by Keon Daniel and Justin Mapp. 1-0 Philadelphia. 

8th minute: A great attempt by the Union on a header, but Reis makes a great save. We're still scoreless.

3rd minute: The first foul of the game has been called against the Union. Benny Feilhaber was the player fouled. The Union have controlled the ball for most of the game so far.

7:07 p.m.: The players are on the field and "The Star Spangled Banner" was just sung. You know what that means. We are just minutes from kickoff here at Gillette Stadium. Be sure to stick around. 

6:55 p.m.: The clock on the huge Gillette score board tells me we are 13 minutes from kickoff. And lucky for you, I just received the game's starting lineups and subs. The starting lineup for the Revs:

GK Matt Reis
D Kevin Alston 
D Franco Coria
D A.J. Soares
D Chris Tierney
M Sainey Nyassi
M Pat Phelan
M Benny Feilhaber
M Stephen McCarthy
M Kenny Mansally
F Rajko Lekic

And the Revs' subs:

GK Bobby Shuttleworth
D Darius Barnes
F/M Zak Boggs
M Ryan Guy
F Alan Koger
D Otto Loewy
F Zack Schilawaski

Union starting lineup:

GK Faryd Mondragon
D Sheanon Williams
D Danny Califf
D Carlos Valdes
D Gabriel Farfan
M Justin Mapp
M Brian Carroll
M Kyle Nakazawa
M Keon Daniel
F Sebastien Le Toux
F Carlos Ruiz

Union subs:

GK Zac MacMath
M Michael Farfan
F Jack McInerney
M Stefani Miglioranzi
F Danny Mwanga
M Amobi Okugo
M Roger Torres 

5:26 p.m.: Japan just won the Women's World Cup on penalty kicks.

Definitely a tough loss for the U.S., but at least Japan has something to smile about after a rough year with the earthquakes. Good for them. 

5:08 p.m.: Consider me the biggest jinx in the world. Just seconds after my last post, Japan scored to tie the game at 2. This should be an interesting finish. 

5:06 p.m.: It's a great day for soccer. The U.S. Women's team is leading 2-1 over Japan in the World Cup Final, and we have a Revs game tonight at 7:00. Could you really ask for more?

There's a fantastic atmosphere here at Gillette Stadium. It's only 5:00, and there's already a huge crowd here with their attention turned to the TV screens for the World Cup Final. 

I'll have the Revolution-Union game rosters and starting lineups closer to kickoff.

8 a.m.: There was plenty of fanfare surrounding Wednesday's Revolution-Manchester United match-up at Gillette Stadium. The Revs shut down Man U in the first half, but Federico Macheda sparked the Red Devils in the second half en route to a 4-1 victory.

While Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Union won't quite get the global coverage that the Manchester United match got, it is a more important game for the Revs. Steve Nicol's club has struggled in 2011. They are currently in last place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-8-7 record. On the other hand, the Union, led by coach Peter Nowak, are in third place in the Eastern Conference.

The Revs may be looking up in the standings at the moment, but it is still early in the season, and a win Sunday would help get the club back on track.

I will be live-blogging the game at Gillette, so check back later for the game's rosters and starting lineups. 

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