FOXBORO, Mass. – Clint Dempsey and Taylor Twellman scored four minutes apart early in the first half as the New England Revolution bounced back from their first home loss of the season with a 4-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.

Defender Jay Heaps assisted on both first-half goals for the Revolution (11-4-6), who lost 2-1 at home to Kansas City on Saturday.

Jason Kreis scored his eighth goal of the season on a direct kick in the 31st minute for Real Salt Lake (5-12-4), which remained winless on the road this season.

New England took a 3-1 lead in the 76th minute when Real Salt Lake scored an own goal after Steve Ralston’s corner kick.

Rookie Khano Smith scored on a blast from the left wing in the 90th minute.

D.C. United 3, MetroStars 0

WASHINGTON – Bobby Boswell, Dema Kovalenko and Joshua Gros scored goals to give D.C. United a 3-0 victory Wednesday night over the MetroStars.

Gros capped the chippy contest by juking MetroStars defender Jeff Parke and blasting a shot just inside the right post past goalkeeper Tony Meola for a 3-0 lead in the 88th minute.

During his second minute in the match, reserve Jamil Walker charged the net on a breakaway, luring Meola to the front of the box, then fed a crossing pass to Kovalenko.

He scored an uncontested goal to give United (10-6-5) a 2-0 lead in the 77th minute.

Boswell gave United a 1-0 lead on a header off a corner kick from Christian Gomez in the 11th minute. Boswell’s second goal of the season came on Gomez’s fourth assist.

Amado Guevara, the primary offensive threat for the MetroStars (7-7-8) with six goals and six assists, drew his second yellow card and was ejected in the 45th minute. After colliding with United’s Ben Olsen, Guevara came off the ground arguing vehemently and promptly drew his second card. He was restrained by teammates before leaving the field.

Guevara also was shaken up during the 32nd minute, but remained in the game for another 13.

United played without 16-year-old Freddy Adu, who is expected to miss two to four weeks with a second-degree medial collateral ligament sprain in his right knee. He sustained the injury during the first half of United’s 3-2 victory Saturday at Chicago.

United, which has lost only two matches in its last 12 MLS outings, began a stretch of eight games in 22 days.

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