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Los Angeles FC halts Revolution’s 11-game unbeaten streak

The Revolution finally met their match.

Foxborough, MA - 8/03/2019 - (1st Half) Los Angeles FC defender Steven Beitashour (3) and New England Revolution forward Brian Wright (7) vie for possession during the first half.  The New England Revolution host the Los Angeles FC at Gillette stadium in Foxborough, MA.
LA defender Steven Beitashour (left) and Revolution forward Gustavo Bou vie for possession during the first half. –Barry Chin/Globe Staff

FOXBOROUGH — The Revolution finally met their match. After compiling a team-record 11-game unbeaten streak, the Revolution dropped a 2-0 decision to first-place Los Angeles FC Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

LAFC (16-3-4, 52 points) took an eighth-minute lead on a Diego Rossi goal, then continued to stay on the offensive with an effective possession game and high-pressing defending.

The Revolution (9-9-6, 33 points) lost for the first time since May 8, their first MLS defeat since Bruce Arena was named sporting director/head coach.

Los Angeles goalkeeper Tyler Miller turns away a shot attempt by Revolution forward Gustavo Bou. —Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Saturday night’s game marked the first meeting between Revolution coach Bruce Arena (left) and Los Angeles coach Bob Bradley since the 1998 MLS Cup. —Barry Chin/Globe Staff