New England Revolution – Columbus Crew – Revs avoid defeat and secure a 1-0 victory at home to Columbus

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New England Revolution snatched all three points from Columbus Crew in a 1-0 victory on Monday, at Gillette Stadium. Following today’s result, Revs are in 1st place on the table and has 11 points while Columbus sit in 11th with 5 points after 7 matches.

After an un-eventful first half, Revs piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Buksa just before the final whistle, sealing a 1-0 victory for the away side.

For Revs, Buchanan, Kaptoum, Buksa and Mcnamara, came on for Bunbury, Maciel, Traustason and Bou. Columbus brought on Matan, Wright-Phillips, Fraser, Abdul-Salaam and Keita, to replace Díaz, Zardes, Etienne, Artur and Francis.

There were bookings for Kaptoum and Jon Bell from Revs, and Francis, for Columbus.

Revs will next play New York Red Bulls at home, with Columbus facing New York away.

Technical card:
New England Revolution: Turner, Jon Bell, Farrell, Dejuan Jones, Bye, Polster, Maciel (Kaptoum, min.69), Carles Gil, Traustason (Buksa, min.83), Bou (Mcnamara, min.91) and Bunbury (Buchanan, min.68)
Columbus Crew: Room, Williams, Mensah, Francis (Keita, min.78), Afful, Nagbe, Artur (Abdul-Salaam, min.78), Etienne (Fraser, min.67), Pedro Santos, Díaz (Matan, min.59) and Zardes (Wright-Phillips, min.66)
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Goals: Buksa (1-0, min. 87)

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