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Fagundez keeps Revs alive with winner against Crew

Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - A 76th-minute goal from Diego Fagundez kept the New England Revolution's playoff hopes alive as the Revs secured a 3-2 win against the Columbus Crew at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

New England moves into the top five in the Eastern Conference with the result and will head into the final weekend in contention for a postseason berth.

Columbus, meanwhile, is eliminated with the defeat despite getting a goal and an assist from both Dominic Oduro and Aaron Schoenfeld on Saturday.

A.J. Soares scored the lone goal of the first half with a flicked header from Kelyn Rowe's free kick that beat goalkeeper Matt Lampson in the 32nd minute.

But the match really came to life over the final 30 minutes as Schoenfeld picked out Oduro inside the penalty area and he lashed a shot into the upper corner of the net that eluded New England netminder Matt Reis at his near post.

Andy Dorman helped New England regain the lead when he drew a foul on Crew defender Tony Tchani inside the area, allowing Chris Tierney to fire home the subsequent spot kick.

But Columbus wasn't going to go quietly and Schoenfeld scored a wonderful goal on the turn in the 71st minute to lock the match at 2-2.

Fagundez has been the most consistent threat all season for the Revs and he came to the rescue once more by slotting home a low cross from Dorman for his 13th goal of the campaign.

The Crew had one final chance to equalize in the 86th minute when Schoenfeld pushed a rebound chance just wide from a few yards.

10/19 21:39:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BOS
 
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BAL
CIN
 
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CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
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ATL
PHI
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
TOR
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
MIL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CWS
 
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HOU
ANA
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
PIT
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
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OAK
SEA
 
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SDP
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LOS
WAS
 
Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1