Jones lifts Revs past Bulls in first leg of East finals
Jermaine Jones, right, scored the winning goal with five minutes remaining.
Harrison, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) -
Jermaine Jones netted the winning tally five minutes from time to lift the New England Revolution to a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship at Red Bull Arena.
The Revolution entered the tie with supreme confidence following the club's 7-3 aggregate thrashing of the Columbus Crew in the East semifinals, and it was Jay Heaps' club that had the upper hand early.
The first great chance came after just four minutes when Jones got his head on a Chris Tierney free kick and sent it on goal with pace, forcing New York goalkeeper Luis Robles into a diving stop.