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Rapid Reaction: Revolution 5, Galaxy 0

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Diego Fagundez extended his goal-scoring streak to four and helped lead the Revolution to a convincing 5-0 win over the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

Fagundez tallied his team-leading fifth goal of the season in the 87th minute, and assisted on Saer Sene's 33rd minute goal. Lee Nguyen scored his second goal of the season in the 71st minute, while Chad Barrett notched his first goal of the season in 90+1 minute. Kelyn Rowe capped the scoring in the 90+4 minute.

Bobby Shuttleworth made six saves to earn his third straight clean sheet, and his sixth on the season.

With the win, the Revolution extended their unbeaten streak to four (3-0-1) and improved their record to 5-4-4 (19 points). The Galaxy fell to 6-5-2 (20 points).

What it means: Sunday's five-goal thrashing over the defending champions put to rest any questions about whether the Revolution's recent run of success was a fluke. After a tentative first 25 minutes, the Revolution put together their most complete performance of the season. Not only did the Revolution rack up a season-high five goals, but their defense quietly shut down a Galaxy attack that neutralized Landon Donovan in the final third. Sunday's performance was nothing short of a statement game --- and that statement was that these Revolution are for real.

Stat of the game: Sunday's performance marked the second straight game in all competitions in which the Revolution scored five goals. The Revolution claimed a 5-1 U.S. Open Cup win over the Rochester Rhinos (USL-PRO) last Tuesday.

Another game, another shutout: Sunday's 5-0 win extended the Revolution's shutout streak to 306 minutes. The last goal the Revolution defense conceded came from a 55th minute Lloyd Sam strike in a 1-1 draw against the Red Bulls on May 11.

Next up: The Revolution will look to go a perfect three-for-three on the homestand when they host D.C. United on Jun. 8. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET.