Revolution win in Mike Lapper’s debut, 3-1 over Earthquakes

Lapper took over Thursday after Brad Friedel was fired.

New England Revolution interim coach Mike Lapper encourages his players Saturday.
New England Revolution interim coach Mike Lapper encourages his players Saturday. –Matthew J. Lee / Globe staff

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Juan Agudelo, Cristian Penilla and Carles Gil scored and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 in interim coach Mike Lapper’s debut Saturday night.

Lapper took over Thursday after Brad Friedel was fired.

Agudelo opened the scoring with a volley in the 18th minute. Edgar Castillo ran behind Penilla’s flick up the left channel and whipped in a cross as Agudelo cut in front of the defender to make the leaping connection.

Penilla smashed home a penalty kick in the 29th minute for the Revs (3-8-2). The Earthquakes’ Harold Cummings conceded the penalty by taking down Teal Bunbury in the area.

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Gil made it 3-0 in the 68th minute. Tajon Buchanan dribbled into the area, making two cutbacks and having his first cross attempt blocked before sending a second cross into Gil, who settled it and punched it home.

Valeri Qazaishvili scored for the Quakes (3-6-2) in the 88th minute.