The game in 100 words (or less): The New England Revolution aren’t totally finished for the 2016 season, just mostly finished after picking up a 2-0 home win over the suddenly reeling Colorado Rapids on Saturday. Without Jermaine Jones, Tim Howard, Shkelzen Gashi and Marco Pappa available, Pablo Mastroeni’s side was even more offensively inept than usual. They were also kind enough to allow the Revs’ to end a scoreless streak that ultimately reached 374 minutes with not just one, but two goals. The victory breaks a six-game winless skid (five losses) for the Revs, who are now just two points back of D.C. United for the sixth and final playoff place in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, the Rapids remain third in the West, but could find themselves level on points with the LA Galaxy at the end of the weekend. They have won just one of their last seven league games after going nearly three months without a defeat.
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Three moments that mattered
12′ — Revs go down Main Street, Agudelo makes it 1-0 — I count seven Rapids players inside the penalty area (not including goalkeeper Zac MacMath), and somehow the Gershon Koffie found Lee Nguyen, who found Agudelo for the opening goal.
18′ — Knighton comes up big against Powers — Dillon Powers had the Rapids’ best (only?) real look at goal, in the 18th minute, but he hit his first-time shot a tad too close to Brad Knighton, and the Revs ‘keeper preserved the 1-0 lead.
49′ — Tierney lifts is over MacMath to make it 2-0 — Full backs aren’t the most clinical of finishers, but when you’re as wide open on the overlap as Tierney was here, you have no choice but to put it away.
Man of the match: Juan Agudelo
Goalscorers: Agudelo (12′), Tierney (49′)