Rookie Patrick Mullins scored a goal and drew a match-winning penalty kick to help the New England Revolution beat Toronto FC 2-1 at BMO Field on Saturday.Patrick Mullins had a day to remember Saturday, while Doneil Henry had a day to forget.
Mullins scored a stunning equalizing goal in the first half, then drew a second-half penalty kick that proved to be the game-winner as Lee Nguyen's converted spot kick gave the New England Revolution a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday.
Henry was on the wrong end of both goals. The young Canadian defender's turnover sparked the sequence that led to Mullins delivering a left-footed beauty of a goal in the 24th minute. That goal canceled out a deflected opening goal from TFC's Jackson in the sixth minute.
Henry wore the goat horns yet again in the 82nd minute, when he blocked a Mullins shot with his raised arm, drawing a penalty that Nguyen converted to help give the Revs their first win in Toronto in club history.
The result was a disappointing one for a TFC side that welcomed back English forward Jermain Defoe from an injury layoff. The presence of the team's three designated players in the starting lineup wasn't enough to beat a New England side that played its best match of the season, with a defense that stayed organized, and a midfield that handled Bradley and the rest of the TFC midfield.
New England (4-3-2) is on a roll now, having won three of four matches. The run is made more impressive by the fact the team has been playing without standout playmaker Kelyn Rowe, who has been sidelined by a hamstring injury.
The loss is the third straight for Toronto (3-4-0), but first with its marquee players all in the starting lineup.