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Late goals lift Revs past D.C. United

Field Level Media
28 Sep 2020, 11:40 GMT+10

Gustavo Bou scored in the 86th minute and Adam Buksa tallied four minutes later to lift the visiting New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over D.C. United on Sunday.

Matt Turner finished with three saves for the Revolution (5-3-6, 21 points), who improved to 2-0-1 against D.C. United this season. New England battled to a 1-1 draw with D.C. United in the MLS is Back Tournament on July 17 before posting a 2-1 win in Washington on Aug. 25.

Bou followed up scoring in the Revolution's 3-1 victory over Montreal on Wednesday with his team-leading fifth tally of the season on Sunday. The 30-year-old Argentinian accepted a feed into the box from Cristian Penilla and unleashed a one-touch strike into the left corner of the net to give the Revolution a 1-0 lead.

Buksa provided insurance in short order as his left-footed chip shot found the net for his third goal of the season and second against D.C. United.

The victory for the Revolution was bittersweet, however, as they lost Matt Polster to injury just before intermission. The midfield exited with a head injury sustained during a challenge with D.C. United's Yordy Reyna late in the first half.

Bill Hamid made one save for D.C. United (2-7-5, 11 points), who saw their winless streak extend to five matches (0-3-2).

The Revolution enjoyed the better of play and held the majority of possession in the first half before settling for a scoreless draw at intermission. New England's best opportunity to score came in the 35th minute, but Lee Nguyen's sliding shot off a service from DeJuan Jones was denied by Hamid.

Reyna was unable to convert a pair of point-blank chances early in the match. His well-struck ball was denied in the 10th minute, and his opportunity eight minutes later following a feed from Joseph Mora was thwarted by Turner.

New England's Diego Fagundez was inserted into the contest in the 67th minute. His 254th appearance tied former goalkeeper Matt Reis for second most in franchise history. Former midfielder Shalrie Joseph holds the record of 261 games.

--Field Level Media

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