Remarkably New England Revolution fans will wake up this morning and find their side top of the Eastern Conference after their first win ever at BMO Field extended the Revs unbeaten streak to four games.
It looked like it was going to be another disappointing trip to the Great White North when Jackson put Toronto ahead in the sixth minute. But Revs rookie Patrick Mullins, a surprise starter, scored his first professional goal in the 24th minute, connecting on a laser from 20 yards out.
Then with time winding down, New England made one of their patented last 10 minute runs and with 8 minutes left Mullins fired a shot toward goal which was deflected in the box by Henry’s raised arm and Lee Nguyen converted his third penalty kick in as many games to put New England ahead for good.
There were some nervy moments at the end, and Bobby Shuttleworth need to the post to deny TFC at the end, but New England hung in their for a huge away win.
That is back to back wins for Jay Heaps side against Sporting Kansas and now Toronto, two sides that are expected to be competing for the MLS Cup at the end of the season. For the Revs to pick up maximum points against both clubs has to be a huge confidence boost for the team, especially with Seattle coming to town next weekend.
But if New England are to challenge the top sides this season, Jay Heaps has to figure out how to get more offensive production out of his side. New England have scored 9 goals in 9 games this season, but three of them were penalties and one was an own goal. The Revs cannot rely on Lee Nguyen scoring from the penalty spot every week and they need to figure out how to get Diego Fagundez scoring goals again as the Revs top scorer last year has yet to find the net this season.