New England Revolution 4-1 Vancouver Whitecaps: Revs come from behind for the Nguyen

Zac Lee Rigg
Nguyen focused on the win rather than revenge

The New England Revolution overcame an early Eric Hassli goal to beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1.

Games don't start much hotter than this one. Five minutes in Hassli opened the scoring. Sebastien Le Toux centered a ball from the edge of the box after being sprung by a Davide Chiumiento through ball, and Hassli six-holed Matt Reis with a one-time shot.

A minute later, Lee Nguyen equalized. The Vietnamese-American was cut before playing a game for Vancouver this offseason, so the strike -- a scrappy finish with the ball bouncing around in the box -- carried a little extra mustard in the form of revenge.

By halftime goals from Saer Sene (assisted by Nguyen) and Shalrie Joseph gave the host a cushioned lead.

In the second half Nguyen scored a stunning 25-yard volley that arced perfectly over the rooted Joe Cannon and sealed the game.

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