Player ratings as Bou and Boateng extend the Rev’s unbeaten streak

The New England Revolution triumphed 2-1 over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday as goals from Emmanuel Boateng and Gustavo Bou extended their unbeaten streak to six. 

Despite a sluggish start from both ends, it was the New England Revolution that kicked off the scoring at Children’s Mercy Park in the 30th minute. Dylan Borrero initiated the run on the right, setting up Gustavo Bou inside the box before the forward sent the right-footed shot into the net. 

The goal appeared to have woken up Sporting Kansas City’s attack, but the referee blew the halftime whistle before Felipe Hernandez, Cameron Duke and Johnny Russel could properly connect to find the back of the net. 

While the first half gave way for the Revolution to take the lead, the second 45 saw all the drama. 

Just three minutes after returning to the field, Oriol Rosell left Sporting Kansas City at a disadvantage. The midfielder committed another reckless tackle, the second time on Carles Gil in the 48th minute to receive a second yellow and subsequently get sent off with a red card to leave the hosts with 10 men on the pitch.