Fagundez lifts Revolution to 3-2 win over Crew
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)—Diego Fagundez scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season in the 76th minute to lift the Revolution to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night that kept New England’s playoff hopes alive.
A.J. Soares opened the scoring in the 32nd minute for New England and Dominic Oduro equalized in the 59th minute for Columbus. Chris Tierney converted a penalty kick in the 69th minute to put the Revolution back in front before Aaron Schoenfeld leveled it again in the 71st.
The Revolution (13-11-9, 48 points) are tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference with Houston. The top five teams in each conference advance to the playoffs.
The win extended the Revolution’s unbeaten streak to five (3-0-2), while the Crew (12-16-5, 41 points) dropped their second straight.
Needing all three points to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Revolution sent numbers forward early and often before converting just after the half-hour mark. Kelyn Rowe ripped a free kick that Soares nodded out of the reach of goalkeeper Matt Lampson.
Oduro put the Crew level with the Revolution when he collected a pass from Schoenfeld and easily beat Matt Reis right before the hour mark.
Dorman earned a penalty in the 68th minute when he was fouled by Tony Tchani inside the box. A minute later, Tierney buried it from the spot.
But the Crew responded shortly after when Oduro fed Schoenfeld near the edge 18 and the rookie lodged it into the net in 71st minute.
The Revolution got the final say when Dorman sent a pass toward the far post, where Fagundez easily tapped it through to give the Revolution the three points they needed to stay in the playoff hunt.
The Revolution and Crew meet again for the regular-season finale next Sunday at Crew Stadium.
- Union win second straight, beat Red Bulls 2-0
- The Latest: Aguero finishes as top scorer in Premier League
- Drogba to leave Chelsea again, wants to play 1 more season
- Real Salt Lake extends NYCFC's winless streak to 10 games
- Ignacio Piatti leads Impact past FC Dallas, 2-1
- Valencia grabs Spain's last CL spot; Almeria, Eibar go down
- Monaco claims final Champions League birth
- Benfica celebrates title with sons of fan beaten by police
- Player dies in second-division match in Argentina
- The Latest: Owner Mike Ashley is staying with Newcastle
- Sounders and Sporting Kansas City play to 0-0 tie
- Colorado beats Vancouver to end 11-game home winless streak
- Arrieta, DC United tie 9-man New England 1-1
- Benfica replaces Porto on preseason tour
- Giovinco lifts Toronto FC past Timbers, 1-0
- Ancelotti: 'I continue at Madrid, or I take yearlong break'