Notebook: Galaxy 1, Revs 0

May, 29, 2011
5/29/11
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Some notes from the New England Revolution's 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night:

After getting shut out by the Galaxy Saturday on night, the Revs have been blanked five times in their past eight matches.

In that eight-match stretch, the Revs have scored only four goals.

Revolution manager Steve Nicol used the same starting XI for the third consecutive match.

The Galaxy’s 1-0 win gave them their first win against the Revs since March 27, 2010.

Revolution starters Ryan Cochrane and Benny Feilhaber were forced to the sidelines with injuries. Cochrane was replaced at the half after he suffered a head injury shortly after the half hour, while Feilhaber landed awkwardly on his right ankle near full time.

The announced attendance figure of 21,793 made this the highest-attended Revolution match since Aug. 8, 2009 -- incidentally, against the same Los Angeles Galaxy team.

Saturday marked the fourth time this season the Revs did not pick up a card.

Defender Franco Coria, who came on for Cochrane at the start of the second half, saw his first action since the April 30 match at Chivas USA.

Similarly, Zack Schilawski saw his first action since the April 30 Chivas USA match, when he came on in the 74th minute.

When Schilawski was inserted as a striker in the 74th minute Saturday night, the Revs formation went from the 4-5-1 to the 4-4-2.

Despite recording 11 shots on the evening, the Revs failed to earn a single corner kick.

Each team used all three of its substitutes.

Saturday night’s match completes the Galaxy-Revolution series for the 2011 season.

Brian O'Connell is covering the Revolution for ESPNBoston.com. He is the co-founder of New England Soccer Today (www.nesoccertoday.com), which covers professional soccer within New England. He can be reached at BOConnell21@aol.com.

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