The San Jose Earthquakes lost to the New England Revolution 2-0 in an MLS match at Foxborough, MA.
Revolution striker Saer Sene scored on the 13th minute of the opening half off an assist by Lee Nguyen. Sene started the flurry in front of the Earthquakes’ goal when he attempted a shot which San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch blocked. However, Revolution defender Chris Tierney got the rebound and headed it to Nguyen for a one-touch to Sene, who found the top right corner of the net for his second goal of the season.
The out-gunned Earthquakes had their best scoring opportunity at the 76th minute when Shea Salinas fed Adam Jahn just outside the six-yard box, but Jahn couldn’t get enough foot on the ball to convert.
New England added an insurance goal on the 78th minute when Nguyen sent a cross to Dimitry Imbongo inside the six-yard box, who easily found the back of the net.
The Revolution stayed aggressive and Imbongo almost scored another goal from point-blank range, but Busch made a spectacular save to prevent further damage.
The undermanned Earthquakes were missing Chris Wondolowki and Marvin Chávez, who were playing for their respective national teams in the Gold Cup.
The Revolution improved to 6-5-6, while the Earthquakes dropped to 3-10-4 for the season. San Jose hosts the Seattle Sounders on July 13.