FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dylan Borrero scored a first-half goal and that was all goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic needed in the New England Revolution’s 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.
The Revolution (2-0-0) never trailed after Borrero made it a 1-0 game in the 42nd minute. Bobby Wood had an assist on the goal.
Brandon Bye and Wood added goals in the second half for the Revolution, who were coming off their first season-opening victory since 2013 — a 1-0 win over FC Charlotte. It was the sixth victory in a season opener for New England in its 28 seasons. Midfielder Latif Blessing, an offseason acquisition, made his debut for the Revolution.
Houston (0-2-0) has opened a season with two straight losses for the first time. The Dynamo have lost their last five matches in Foxborough and haven’t picked up a win there since 2013. Houston’s 2-1 loss to FC Cincinnati last week ended a string of 11 straight season openers without a defeat. Amine Bassi made his debut with the Dynamo.
The Revolution outshot Houston 10-8, but the Dynamo had a 4-3 advantage in shots on goal.
Petrovic saved all eight shots he faced for the Revolution. Steve Clark saved five of the eight shots he faced for the Dynamo.
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