The New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium, to break the single-season record for regular season points. The Shield winners entered the game just three points shy of breaking the MLS record.
Despite having the Supporters’ Shield locked up, the Revs came out in full force with their usual starting 11. New England dominated the run of play with 19 total shots and seven on goal. While Colorado had 12 total shots and four on goal.
The best chance of the game for Colorado came in the 34th minute as Cole Bassett had a beautiful curling shot heading towards the back post that Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner parried away. Turner had four saves in the win.
Henry Kessler had a great chance to put the Revs ahead in the 72nd minute off a Carles Gil corner that was flicked on by Adam Buksa. However, Rapids goalie William Yarbrough stood tall, making a great kick save to rob Kessler.
New England Revolution have broken the MLS single-season points record
The Revs would finally breakthrough in the 74th minute through a beautiful side net finish from Tajon Buchanan. Buchanan chested down a cross from Buksa at the top of the 18 yard box and created separation off the dribble from the defender to get the shot off. Buchanan’s goal would hold up as the winner on a record-breaking night for the Revolution.
The MLS single season point record was not the only new record set by the Revolution, as Carles Gil broke the single season record for chances created by one player. Revs head coach Bruce Arena also tied Sigi Schmid for the MLS all time wins record as a coach.
Arena will look to break the record on Sunday, November 7th when the Revs take on Inter Miami at Gillette Stadium for the regular season finale. The game also offers the Revs the chance to extended their single season points record from 73 to 76 points.