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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Revs left with empty feeling again

By Brian O'Connell

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Notes from the Revolution's 1-0 loss to Sporting KC on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium:

* With the loss, the Revolution ran their winless streak to five (0-4-1), their longest of the season.

* Saturday’s shutout marked the third time within their five-game winless streak that the Revolution have been kept off the board. Within that five-game winless streak, the Revolution have only scored two goals.

* Saturday’s loss marked the third time the Revolution have been shut out by K.C. In their previous two matchups against K.C., the Revolution dropped a 3-0 loss on March 17 and settled for a 0-0 draw on July 21.

* Revolution striker Dimitry Imbongo earned his first MLS start and played 73 minutes before he was subbed out for Diego Fagundez.

* The Revolution were without starting defenders A.J. Soares and Kevin Alston. Soares was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report with a hamstring strain and did not dress, while Alston was listed as questionable with hamstring soreness, but was among the game-day 18.

* Defender Flo Lechner, who filled in for Alston at right back, earned his first start since the Revolution’s 2-2 draw to Seattle on June 30.

* Versatile defender Darrius Barnes filled in for Soares at center back on Saturday. Barnes’ last start came in the Revolution’s 0-0 draw at K.C. on July 21.

* Former Revolution defender Seth Sinovic got the start at left back for K.C. The third-year defender went the full 90 to help lead K.C. to its second shutout in its last three.

* Ryan Guy’s 54th minute yellow card was his first of the season.

* Saturday’s Revolution-K.C. clash followed an afternoon exhibition between AC Milan and Honduran side Olimpia. The Italian giants handily won 3-1.