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Collapse in New England - TFC fall 3-1 to Revs

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TFC rode a pair of poor decisions by Jozy Altidore and Damien Perquis to a 3-1 defeat at Gillette Stadium.

Great work, Jozy!
Great work, Jozy!
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A calamitous first half, followed by a poor second earned TFC a road loss. The Reds have now given up 15 goals in their last 5 games, a shambolic number that should be the team's first priority.

The bad news started in the 35th minute, where a Robbie Findley foul gave away a free kick that the Revs capitalized on with a training-ground routine. Charlie Davies slotted home to put the Revs up, and things started to unravel. 4 minutes later, Jozy Altidore kicked out at Jose Goncalves, earning himself a Red Card (and quite possibly some supplemental discipline).

A few minutes later a late step by Perquis left him out of position, and he committed a foul for the PK. Lee Nguyen converted and the Revs were 2-0 up at the half. Coming into the second, Vanney signaled his intentions by taking Sebastian Giovinco out of the game.

Another shambolic bit of defending led to a second Charlie Davies goal, and though Perquis' stop-and-raise-hand defense may have been correct - Davies appeared to be offside - the Reds backline needs to be better, especially on set pieces.

Osorio scored a nice consolation goal in the 75th minute, with Marky Delgado playing a great ball back to the young Canadian, who fired home from the edge of the area. Too little, too late, and the Reds head back to BMO looking to recover.

Removing Giovinco at half seems like a good move to me (I didn't think he would play at all), as TFC play again Wednesday and Saturday. All things considered, the performance was bad but the result shouldn't be cause for total panic. We continue to see that TFC fail to defend properly, and though Kantari had a few moments of quality, Zavaleta's athleticism may be more of an advantage.

The Reds are back to BMO on Wednesday, taking on Orlando City.