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2021 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Tajon Buchanan (74')

New England Revolution set MLS single-season points mark in win over Colorado

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Buchanan's goal gives the Revs the win and the most points in MLS History (0:56)

Tajon Buchanan scores the goal giving the Revolution the 1-0 win and the MLS record for most points in a season. (0:56)

Tajon Buchanan scored the lone goal and the New England Revolution broke the MLS record for points in a season by notching a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night at Foxborough, Mass.

Buchanan's tally in the 74th minute helped the Revolution (22-4-7) improve their point total to 73, one more than the mark set by LAFC in 2019.

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New England goalkeeper Matt Turner made four saves to notch his fifth shutout of the campaign. The Revolution are 7-0-3 over their past 10 matches.

Goalkeeper William Yarbrough had six saves for the Rapids (15-7-10, 55 points). Colorado entered the contest with the second-most points in the Western Conference, tied with Sporting Kansas City.

Buchanan scored the lone goal after receiving a pass from Adam Buksa. He dribbled around a defender to the right and sent a right-footed shot to the back side that easily eluded Yarbrough.

New England had already secured the Supporters Shield last weekend, giving them homefield advantage when the MLS Cup playoffs start in November. It marked the first major piece of silverware for the Revolution, one of league's original clubs founded in 1996, who have finished as runners-up in the MLS Cup final five times.

It is the fourth Supporters' Shield win for New England manager Bruce Arena, who won it with DC United once and the LA Galaxy twice. Arena, the former coach of the U.S. men's national team, also has won the MLS Cup five times -- twice with D.C. and thrice with the Galaxy.

"It's kind of remarkable. I said that to the team. What a s---show I inherited in May of 2019, " Arena said after Wednesday's win. "To think how far they've come is kind of remarkable. It really is."

New England play Inter Miami in its regular season finale on Nov. 7.

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POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Colorado Rapids 34 +16 61
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +20 60
3 Sporting Kansas City 34 +18 58
4 Portland Timbers 34 +4 55
5 Minnesota United FC 34 -2 49
6 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 0 49
7 Real Salt Lake 34 +1 48
8 LA Galaxy 34 -4 48
9 LAFC 34 +2 45
10 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -8 41
11 FC Dallas 34 -9 33
12 Austin FC 34 -21 31
13 Houston Dynamo FC 34 -18 30

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POS Team GP GD PTS
1 New England Revolution 34 +24 73
2 Philadelphia Union 34 +13 54
3 Nashville SC 34 +22 54
4 New York City FC 34 +20 51
5 Atlanta United FC 34 +8 51
6 Orlando City SC 34 +2 51
7 New York Red Bulls 34 +6 48
8 DC United 34 +2 47
9 Columbus Crew 34 +1 47
10 CF Montréal 34 +2 46
11 Inter Miami CF 34 -17 41
12 Chicago Fire FC 34 -18 34
13 Toronto FC 34 -27 28
14 FC Cincinnati 34 -37 20