Revs, FC Cincinnati showdown ends in a 1-1 draw
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Emmanuel Boateng scored during lengthy first-half stoppage time to help the New England Revolution earn a 1-1 draw with FC Cincinnati on a rainy Saturday night in a battle between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.
New England’s Dylan Borrero injured his left knee in a fall in the 15th minute and was carted off on a stretcher. That led to nine minutes of stoppage time to close out the first half.
Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic picked up his first penalty-kick save of the season, stopping a shot by Luciano Acosta midway through the first half. Cincinnati still managed to grab a 1-0 lead when Yerson Mosquera headed in a corner kick from Álvaro Barreal in the 31st minute.
Boateng scored the equalizer in the third minute of stoppage time with an assist from Brandon Bye.
Petrovic totaled four saves — all in the first half — for New England (6-2-2). Roman Celentano saved four shots, including one late in second-half stoppage time, to preserve the tie for Cincinnati (6-2-2).
The match marked the first time in league history that two teams with 20 or more points met within the first 10 matches of a season. Cincinnati entered play with 20 points, matching its total for the entire 2021 season. All six Cincinnati wins this season have come by one goal.
Cincinnati returns home to host DC United on Saturday. New England travels to play Toronto FC on Saturday.