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Revolution, Real Salt Lake play to draw

Oct 5, 2008 - 2:41 AM FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (Ticker) -- Not much went right for the New England Revolution until the final minutes on Saturday night.

Steve Ralston and Taylor Twellman scored late goals as the Revolution salvaged a 2-2 tie against Real Salt Lake in a contest loaded with playoff implications.

Ralston scored in the 78th minute and Twellman tallied one minute later to erase a two-goal deficit for New England (12-8-7), which is on the brink of the postseason.

The Revolution needed a win, a loss by the New York Red Bulls and either a loss or draw by DC United.

New England needed late offense just to salvage the draw in this one, while DC United suffered a 3-0 setback against Chivas USA. The Red Bulls also cooperated, suffering a 3-1 loss to Toronto FC.

The Revolution, who are 1-1-2 in all-time home meetings against Real Salt Lake, are aiming for their 10th playoff appearance in the franchise's 13-year history.

New England charged back late in the match, getting on the board when Ralston notched his eighth goal of the season - an unassisted tally. Twellman also went in by himself and netted his seventh goal of the campaign to knot the game at 2-2.

Javier Morales and Andy Williams - who was ejected for violent conduct during stoppage time - each scored a goal for Real Salt Lake (9-10-8).








  • MLS UPDATE
    REAL SALT LAKE 2
    NEW ENGLAND 2 FINAL

    GOAL SCORING:
    REAL SALT LAKE - Javier Morales in the 13th minute
    - Andy Williams in the 73rd minute
    NEW ENGLAND - Steve Ralston in the 77th minute
    - Taylor Twellman in the 79th minute

    CAUTIONS:
    REAL SALT LAKE - Javier Morales in the 16th minute
    - Ian Joy in the 21st minute
    - Andy Williams in the 92

    Oct 4 10:00 PM
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    Real Salt Lake 2, Revolution 2  2nd - 77'Oct 4 9:54 PM


  • MLS
    REAL SALT LAKE 2
    NEW ENGLAND 2 FINAL

    Oct 4 9:31 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    REAL SALT LAKE 2
    NEW ENGLAND 2
    REAL SALT LAKE SUBSTITUTION: Tony Beltran for Javier Morales
    in the 93rd minute

    Oct 4 9:30 PM
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  • MLS UPDATE
    REAL SALT LAKE 2
    NEW ENGLAND 2
    NEW ENGLAND GOAL: Taylor Twellman in the 79th minute

    Real Salt Lake 2, Revolution 2  2nd - 79'Oct 4 9:16 PM
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  • MLS UPDATE
    REAL SALT LAKE 2
    NEW ENGLAND 1
    NEW ENGLAND GOAL: Steve Ralston in the 78th minute

    Real Salt Lake 2, Revolution 1  2nd - 78'Oct 4 9:13 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    REAL SALT LAKE 2
    NEW ENGLAND 0
    REAL SALT LAKE GOAL: Andy Williams in the 73rd minute

    Real Salt Lake 2, Revolution 0  2nd - 73'Oct 4 9:09 PM


  • MLS
    REAL SALT LAKE 1
    NEW ENGLAND 0 HALFTIME

    Oct 4 8:26 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    REAL SALT LAKE 1
    NEW ENGLAND 0
    REAL SALT LAKE GOAL: Javier Morales in the 13th minute

    Real Salt Lake 1, Revolution 0  1st - 13'Oct 4 7:57 PM