Revs fall to Joe Public in first leg
MACOYA, Trinidad -- Gregory Richardson and Jamal Gay scored as Trinidad's Joe Public upset the New England Revolution 2-1 Tuesday in the preliminary round of the new CONCACAF Champions League.
Richardson got the first goal from about 6 yards in the 51st minute off a cross from Kerry Baptiste. Gay entered in the 69th minute and scored on his first touch, sending a cross from Baptiste past goalkeeper Doug Warren from close range in the 70th.
Municio Castro converted a penalty kick for New England in the 76th minute after Carlyle Mitchell brought down Shalrie Josep.
The return leg in the total-goals series is next Tuesday at Foxborough, Mass. The eight preliminary round winners advance to the 16-team group stage of the tournament, which replaced the CONCACAF Champions Cup. MLS's Houston Dynamo and D.C. United received automatic berths in the group stage, which opens Sept. 16.