Aug. 4, 2012 – Milan 3:1 Olimpia at Gillette Stadium (Att.: 17,592)
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This was the opener of a doubleheader, Milan capturing its first victory in four Boston-area appearances (1W-3L-0D). Robinho (24th minute) and Antonio Nocerino (37th and 43rd) scored for Milan. Substitute Jose Escalante, 17, converted a 72nd-minute goal, a minute after entering the match, for Olimpia. Escalante joined the Houston Dynamo in 2016 and is now with the Rio Grande Valley Toros.
Aug. 4, 2012 – Revolution 0:1 Sporting Kansas City
Teal Bunbury combined with Kei Kamara up front for Sporting, Bunbury’s 20th-minute goal making the difference as the Revolution played its first game since trading Shalrie Joseph to Chivas USA – coach Jay Heaps said he would not appoint a captain to replace Joseph for this match. This was also Seth Sinovic’s first game at Gillette Stadium since being waived by the Revolution in 2010. Sporting Kansas City went on to win the 2013 MLS Cup title.
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