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  • May 12, 2012
  • • 7:40 PM
  • • Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • Referee: S. Petrescu
  • • Attendance: 12112
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New England Revolution 4-1 Vancouver Whitecaps: Revs come from behind for the Nguyen

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

Gail Oskin

Lee Nguyen, cut by Vancouver before playing a game for the Whitecaps, scored twice and assisted one to earn some 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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