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The New England Revolution loses to CF Montreal on Saturday, 1-0


It was New England’s first game without goaltender Djordje Petrovic.

New England Revolution assistant coach Richie Williams gives instructions from the sideline during the first half of the team’s MLS soccer match against CF Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP) PA

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MONTREAL (AP) — Defender George Campbell scored his first goal of the season and only the second of his career late in the second half to rally CF Montreal to a 1-0 victory over New England on Saturday night in of the Revolution’s first league game without goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic.

Campbell capitalized on an assist from Lassi Lappalainen to score the game-winning goal in the 86th minute for Montreal (11-12-2), which improves to 11-3 in its last 14 home games. All three losses came by shutout.

Earl Edwards Jr. made two saves in his second start of the season for New England (12-5-7). Edwards made six career starts in three seasons with the Revolution. He also made six starts in four seasons with Orlando City from 2015 to 2018. Petrovic signed to play for Chelsea in the Premier League. Petrovic came away with a season-high 99 saves and a league-best 78.4 save percentage.

Jonathan Sirois didn’t need to stop to earn his 10th clean sheet of the season for Montreal, one behind Seattle Sounders league leader Stefan Frei.

Neither team shot on goal in the first half.

Montreal improves to 3-7-0 in its last 10 games with the Revolution including the playoffs. Montreal swept the Revs last season.

The Revolution are down to 5-2-1 in their last eight regular season games, with all five wins coming at home. The club are winless in their last seven away matches 0-4-3.

New England returns home Wednesday to host the New York Red Bulls. Montreal will travel to face New York City FC on Wednesday.


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