The Revs escaped Emerald City with a critical point on Saturday, as they drew 3-3 with the Seattle Sounders in a “crazy” match where the Revs led, trailed and eventually battled back to tie.
With only nine matches left on the schedule, New England’s sits alone in sixth place on the Eastern Conference table.
Seattle got out front early when midfielder Harry Shipp beat keeper Matt Turner in the 2nd minute. The Revs got one back and then went ahead in the 27th and 35th minutes, respectively, when Gustavo Buo and Michael Mancienne each connected on goals. Mancienne, who’s been battling a nagging foot injury, made his first appearance since May 4th.
After leading 2-1 at the half, the Revs gave up crushing goals in the 65th and 66th minutes when Harry Shipp scored on a cross from Joevin Jones and minute later Nicolas Lodeiro was credited with a goal that deflected off the inside of Andrew Farrell’s foot. In the 87th minute, the Revs drew even on a PK granted off a handball in the box from Jordy Delem.
This week, we unpack the good and bad with Frank Dell’Appa, of the Boston Globe, and Sean Sweeney, with the Boston Sports Journal. Then, we’ll look ahead to the Battle down I-95 as the Revs travel to Harrison, NJ for a match against the Eastern Conference rival sitting just above them on the table. We’ll speak with James Justice, of the Once a Metro blog, to see what New England needs to do to earn a result at Red Bull.