Revolution battle to 0-0 tie


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – New England goalkeeper Matt Ries made a diving save on Amado Guevara’s shot in the final minute in the Revolution’s 0-0 tie with the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.

The Red Bulls played to their second tie under the new name. The team, which played as the MetroStars for the first 10 years of the franchise, was purchased two months ago by the owners of the high-energy drink. Last week, the Red Bulls tied D.C. United 2-2.

The Red Bulls had the best of the action, misfiring on several scoring chances.

Youri Djorkaeff had three direct free kicks that sailed over the crossbar, newcomer Edson Buddle fired a 30-foot blast in the first half that bounced off the right post, and Buddle and Chris Henderson had a pretty give-and-go in the closing seconds of the first half that ended with Henderson shooting the ball directly into Ries’ hands.

The Revolution (1-0-1) had only one true scoring chance, when high scoring Taylor Twellman knocked home a shot past Red Bull keeper Tony Meola in the 40th minute, but officials waved off the goal for an offside call.

Things got interesting in the 86th minute, when half of the lights went out in Giants Stadium, darkening the field, but referee Baldomero Toledo decided to play on.

Meola finished with seven saves, and Ries stopped six shots.