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July 30, 2014 – Revolution 3×0 Colorado at Gillette Stadium (Att.: 13,831). Revolution start team record 17-game home unbeaten streak

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The Revolution were showing few signs of being a playoff team, much less an MLS Cup contender, as they entered this match with an eight-game losing streak. Lee Nguyen (10th minute) opened the scoring with a deflected shot after Charlie Davies flicked on a Kevin Alston throw-in, then converted a free kick (75th). Kelyn Rowe (78th) also scored, the result snapping a four-game home losing streak.

In late July, the Revolution and Chicago Fire began negotiating for the rights to Besiktas midfielder Jermaine Jones, who had been offered an MLS contract. Jones arrived for a 3-0 win at Toronto Aug. 30, 2014, the Revolution going 11-2-2 with him in the lineup until the end of the season.

The Revolution closed the season with an eight-game (7-0-1) home unbeaten streak, then eliminated the Columbus Crew and New York Red Bulls in the playoffs before advancing to their fifth MLS Cup final, a loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Revolution began the next season with a nine-game (4-0-5) unbeaten streak, then lost, 2-1, to Vancouver as central defender Andrew Farrell was red-carded in the 29th minute of a June 27, 2015 match. Chris Aduama photo

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