FOXBOROUGH — The New England Revolution could not dig themselves out of a hole that grew deeper by the minute Saturday night against the Houston Dynamo, finally falling, 2-1 .
After a lethargic and uninspiring first half at Gillette Stadium, New England allowed a 49th-minute goal scored by Houston midfielder Adam Moffat, who brilliantly struck a left-footed volley from 30 yards out to give Houston a 1-0 lead.
Six minutes after Moffat’s strike, Revolution forward Saer Sene pounced on a loose ball in the penalty box after midfielder Diego Fagundez whipped in a cross. Sene side-footed the ball into Houston’s net, tying the game at 1-1.
New England looked more and more energetic as the second-half went on, but never found a breakthrough. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.