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New England Revolution 3, New York City FC 1 | 2016 MLS Match Recap

The New England Revolution playoff push went into another gear Saturday night with a thorough 3-1 win over a listless New York City FC squad at Gillette Stadium.

The Revs (8-12-9) pulled within a point of the playoff line in the East with their second impressive home victory, following a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on September 3. NYCFC (12-9-8), meanwhile, put their hold atop the East in peril with a second loss in the last three games.

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Three Things

  1. REVVING UP AT THE RIGHT TIME: With five losses in six games, it appeared the Revs were left for dead, but when the calendar turned to September, New England has turned it on. It started with a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids and has continued with a comprehensive victory over NYCFC. The Revs are within a point of the red line in the East, but have played two more games than sixth-place Orlando City SC. 
  2. BUMPY ROAD: Once the hottest team away from home in MLS, NYCFC have stumbled on the road of late. Since a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on July 17, NYCFC are 0-3-2 and have been outscored 12-6 in those games. 
  3. TERRIFIC TRIO: In back-to-back wins at Gillette, the Revs have had huge performances from Juan Agudelo, Diego Fagundez and Lee Nguyen. Agudelo has two goals and an assist, Fagundez has a goal and two assists and Nguyen has one goal and one assist. 

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