Sebastien Le Toux scored the game-winning goal for Philadelphia in the 31st minute.
New England (0-2-0, 0 pts.) was shut out for the second consecutive game of the 2014 season, after being steamrolled 4-0 by Houston Dynamo in last Saturday's season opener - the worst season opener defeat in club history. Tonight, Philadelphia (1-0-1, 4 pts.) registered their first win of the year.
The Revolution open their 2014 home season next Saturday, when the team hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Gillette Stadium.
Head coach Jay Heaps made several changes to the starting line-up from last week. Tonight, Andrew Farrell began his season replacing Jose Goncalves as center back, playing that position for the first-ever time professionally. Lee Nguyen also returned from injury to replace Daigo Kobayashi in central midfield. Darrius Barnes replaced injured Kevin Alston, Donnie Smith started for injured Kelyn Rowe and Andy Dorman started for Patrick Mullins.
Diego Fagundez had a couple of chances in the second half.
The Revolution return to action next Saturday, March 22, when the team hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Gillette Stadium in the team’s 2014 home opener. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m., with the game televised by Comcast SportsNet.
PHI – Sebastien Le Toux (Leonardo Fernandes) 31
New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney © (Saer Sene 78), A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Darrius Barnes, Donnie Smith (Jerry Bengtson 46), Andy Dorman (Daigo Kobayashi 71), Scott Caldwell, Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez, Teal Bunbury
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Kelyn Rowe, Stephen McCarthy, O’Brian Woodbine
Philadelphia Union: Zac MacMath, Raymon Gaddis, Austin Berry (Aaron Wheeler 54), Amobi Okugo ©, Fabinho, Vincent Nogueira, Cristian Maidana (Danny Cruz 87), Maurice Edu, Sebastien Le Toux, Jack McInerney (Antoine Hoppenot 82), Leonardo Fernandes
Substitutes Not Used: Andre Blake, Zach Pfeffer, Corben Bone, Ethan White
PHI – Jack McInerney (caution) 10
PHI – Austin Berry (caution) 48
NE – A.J. Soares (caution) 70
Referee: Kevin Morrison
Assistant Referees: Randy Cook, Jose de Silva
Fourth Official: Bruno Mozzo