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By Ian Holliday

A recently acquired midfielder who has earned a regular starting role earns himself a silly red card and forces the team to finish the game shorthanded. Sound familiar? It’s the story of the last two New England Revolution games.

Just four days after having both Kheli Dube and Joseph Niouky sent off against FC Dallas, the Revs saw Marko Perovic ejected in the 28th minute of their 4-0 loss to Chivas USA Wednesday night. Frustrated at the Goats’ Ben Zemanski pulling his jersey, Perovic swung his arms at the Chivas midfielder, catching him in the head and earning himself a straight red.

“The sending off just killed us,” said coach Steve Nicol. “You can’t play men down.”

Two minutes before the red card, (more…)

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