Revolution turn back Seattle Sounders with late flurry
Chris Tierney scored the tying goal in the 70th minute and Marko Perovic got the winner 3 minutes later to lead the New England Revolution to a 3-1 Major League Soccer victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night at Foxborough, Mass.
Kheli Dube added a goal in the 81st minute for the Revolution (7-12-3), capping their late scoring surge and preserving their faint playoff hopes.
Steve Zakuani scored in the 59th minute for Seattle (9-9-5), which entered with a seven-match unbeaten streak in Major League Soccer play.
Zakuani took a ball through traffic and sent it into the net for his eighth goal of the season.
The Revolution tested Sounders goalie Kasey Keller early with a series of shots. They broke through with Tierney’s first goal of the season, a header after a long throw-in by Kevin Alston.
Perovic’s score was his sixth of the year.
Dube’s initial goal of the season was set up by a give-and-go with Ilija Stolica.
The Sounders hope to rebound on Thursday at Real Salt Lake. New England plays at Chivas USA on Friday.