Gustavo Bou curled an Eighty fifth-minute shot into the purpose on Saturday, giving the New England Revolution a 2-1 win over Atlanta United in Foxborough, Mass. The loss ended Atlanta’s playoff probabilities, hours after the Revolution had theirs ended Friday night time by Inter Miami’s 1-0 win over Toronto FC.
Regardless of surrendering a late tying purpose, the Revolution (10-12-11, 41 factors) pounced on a transition likelihood that led to Carles Gil discovering Bou within the field. Bou deftly despatched Juan Jose Purata previous him, then curled a shot into the higher proper nook previous Raul Gudino.
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Solely 4 minutes earlier, Atlanta (10-13-10, 40 factors) received a much-needed enhance to its flagging playoff hopes. Regardless of solely managing 4 photographs on purpose on 15 photographs, it was Atlanta’s sixteenth shot that made it previous Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic. Brooks Lennon lofted a cross-the-box ball that Josef Martinez latched onto with a phenomenal bicycle kick that left Petrovic with no likelihood.
Within the first half, Giacomo Vrioni opened the scoring for the house facet. New England had good strain on Gudino’s field, and whereas Atlanta seemed as if its last-ditch defensive effort would forestall a purpose, a chipped move into the field confused goalkeeper Gudino. He ended up tackling Vrioni within the thirty first minute.
Vrioni stepped as much as the penalty spot regardless of Atlanta’s protests. He took one hop step, despatched Gudino the improper approach, and slipped one into the again of the online good of straight down the center. The sport was Vrioni’s first begin of the season.
Atlanta completed the afternoon with 62 % possession time however managed solely 4 photographs on purpose out of 19 complete photographs. With the Revolution already out of the playoff image, Atlanta was the one crew that had one thing to play for within the playoff race. As an alternative, it was the Revolution who seemed like they have been the crew taking part in for a spot within the postseason a lot of the afternoon. They defended effectively, forcing Atlanta into low-percentage photographs nearly all of the sport.