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Revolution closes in on MLS points record

Revolution closes in on MLS points record

Adam Buksa, Carles Gil and Gustavo Bou scored after intermission and the New England Revolution edged DC United 3-2 on Wednesday.

New England extended its unbeaten streak to eight games. They got their third win in a row over the capital squad this season.

With four dates left in the regular season, the Revolution is three points away from equaling the season record of 72 set by Los Angeles FC in 2019.

Buksa and Spaniard Gil scored on a three-minute interval for New England to take the 2-1 lead in the 64th minute. Buksa headed in after a Tommy McNamara cross to the penalty spot, reaching 14 goals for the season.

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Gil made a cut to take off a defender in the large area and defined with a touch.

Argentine Bou made it 3-1 at 79, when he sent a shot to the nets after a heel pass from Buksa.

DC United scored in the 51st, with a counter and a shot from Ola Kamara, which shook a post and fell at the feet of Nigel Robertha, who finished in front of goal.

Argentine Ramón Ábila added a goal for the capital, with a header in the third minute of injury.

New England leads the MLS with 69 points. United are seventh with 41.

Also on Wednesday, Colombian Cristian Arango scored a hat-trick, including two goals within a four-minute interval of the second half. Los Angeles FC beat Dallas 3-2, which was no longer able to go to the playoffs.

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Argentina’s Marcelino Moreno scored his ninth goal of the season, but Atlanta United was drawn 1-1 by New York City FC with a goal from Gudmundur Thórarinsson in the 90th minute.

Cristian Roldán reached five goals in six games and the Seattle Sounders secured fourth place in the West for the playoffs, drawing 1-1 in their visit to the Colorado Rapids.

With a goal from Colombian Cristian Dájome, from a penalty in the 82nd minute, the Vancouver Whitecaps crowned the comeback and beat the Portland Timbers 3-2.

In a duel between teams located in the lower part of the East table, Inter Miami beat Toronto FC 3-0, with a goal from Argentine Federico Higuaín.

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Mexico’s Javier “Chofis” López scored the first of four San José goals in the second half, and the Earthquakes crushed Austin 4-0.

In addition, the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Houston Dynamo 3-0; Orlando City drew 1-1 with Montreal; Chicago Fire beat Cincinnati 4-3; Minnesota United beat the Philadelphia Union 3-2, and Nashville drew 1-1 with the Columbus Crew. (AP)

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