John on the spot for Revs

October 24, 2004
By Marc Connolly
FOXBORO, Mass. -- It was the type of well-struck, bending and dipping left-footed rocket that one would expect from Zinedine Zidane. Or perhaps from Roberto Carlos. But from Avery John? Not a chance.

Yet, it was the first-year defender's once-in-a-career hard strike from 25 yards out that blew past goalkeeper Jon Busch in the 25th minute and stood as the difference in New England's 1-0 victory over Columbus in Game 1 of their home-and-home playoff series on Saturday night.

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