FOXBOROUGH — Things appeared to go swimmingly well for the New England Revolution after they took a 1-0 lead in Wednesday night’s matchup against Real Salt Lake at Gillette Stadium. It appeared the Revolution had seized control of a slugfest with their MLS Western Conference visitors when Ryan Guy broke a scoreless stalemate in the 51st minute by converting a crisply-executed cross from Kelyn Rowe.
But it was far from the knockout punch the Revolution were looking for in a gut-wrenching 2-1 setback.
“It’s a tough one to take,’’ said New England coach Jay Heaps, whose team (2-3-3) must quickly regroup before hosting the New York Red Bulls Saturday night at Gillette. “You fight, but we gave away too much at the end there.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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