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July 15, 1998 – Revolution 0:1 D.C. United at Foxboro Stadium (Att.: 17,206)

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Roy Lassiter’s 81st-minute goal made the difference as the New England Revolution lost their sixth successive home match (on the way to an eight-game home losing streak). Mike Burns and Joe-Max-Moore had returned from playing for the U.S. in the World Cup in France (along with coach Thomas Rongen, who had been a scout on Steve Sampson’s staff), but the Revolution failed to recover from an earlier nine-match losing streak.

A month later, United coach Bruce Arena would guide D.C. to the CONCACAF Champions Cup title and, three months later (after losing to Chicago in the MLS Cup final), replace Sampson as U.S. national team coach. Arena and D.C. United won the inaugural MLS Cup at Foxboro Stadium in 1998 and Arena would guide the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-1 extra time win over the Revolution in the 2014 MLS Cup.

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