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Sep 17, 2015 at 12.30am UK at ​Gillette Stadium
New EnglandNew England Revolution
2-1
NY Red BullsNew York Red Bulls
Fagundez (2'), Rowe (65')
Agudelo (63'), Woodberry (86'), Bunbury (87')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Grella (6')
McCarty (20'), Perrinelle (24'), Lade (31'), Felipe (59'), Miazga (83')

Result: New England Revolution beat New York Red Bulls to reach top spot

The New England Revolution climb to the top of the Eastern Conference by beating the New York Red Bulls 2-1 at the Gillette Stadium.

The New England Revolution have replaced the New York Red Bulls at the top of the Eastern Conference by beating them 2-1 at the Gillette Stadium.

Jay Heaps's side brought a five-match winning streak with them to the Gillette Stadium, and the hosts picked up where they left off against Toronto.

Only two minutes elapsed before New England - who beat the Canadian outfit 3-1 last weekend - moved ahead when Diego Fagundez slotted home a Juan Agudelo ball inside 90 seconds.

The feelgood element only lasted a matter of minutes, however, as Mike Grella levelled up in style when his 18-yard volley trumped goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

A fast and furious start almost yielded yet another goal before the 10-minute mark, but Lee Nguyen's 20-yard thump shaved the top of the crossbar.

Nguyen came even closer midway through the half when his free kick beat the wall and goalkeeper Luis Robles, but Dax McCarty was on hand to volley off the line.

After the break, the hosts maintained their pursuit of a second and could have found one, but Jose Goncalves thumped his header over the bar from close range.

They were ahead 20 minutes into the second half thanks to Kelyn Rowe, who reacted quickest to tap home at the back post after a cushioned volley from Scott Caldwell.

New York responded well to falling behind, but they were denied an equaliser when Fagundez responded impressively to clear McCarty's header off the line.

Despite the pressure arriving from the visitors in the closing stages, the Revolution held firm at the back to secure a potentially crucial victory over their rivals, who still have two games in hand.

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Charlie Davies #9 of the New England Revolution celebrates his goal in the first half against New York Red Bulls during Leg 2 of the MLS Eastern Conference Final at Gillette Stadium on November 29, 2014
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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta21125443202341
2New York City FCNY City20124438241440
3New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls18112537181935
4Columbus Crew218672425-130
5New England RevolutionNew England207763330328
6Montreal ImpactMontreal2190122433-927
7Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia197392530-524
8Chicago Fire2165103341-823
9Orlando City1971112742-1522
10Toronto1944113038-816
11DC United153572630-414

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Dallas1911533122938
2Los Angeles FCLos Angeles19105441281335
3Sporting Kansas CityKansas209653324933
4Portland TimbersPortland178632618830
5Real Salt LakeSalt Lake209292937-829
6Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy198473430428
7Houston DynamoHouston1875636261026
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver207582839-1126
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd2081112638-1225
10Seattle SoundersSeattle184591623-717
11Colorado RapidsColorado1944112130-916
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes1926112939-1012

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