Fagundez sends the faithful home happy: In a game that begged for either a goal, or for someone to take it out back and Old Yeller it, Leominster resident Diego Fagundez buried the only tally needed to take home the three points in the Revolution’s season finale. Cristian Penilla had won the ball over by the touchline and gave a little pass to the former Blue Devil. DF14 gave a little touch with his left to get it on his right, and he wound up tucking it in at the post to cap off the scoring in the 75th minute.
Season comes to a close, playoffs set: The Revolution victory finished the season 10-13-11, good enough for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. The win also knocked Montreal out long before Columbus beat Minnesota United, 3-2, in a game that was delayed after 10 minutes. The Crew claimed the sixth and final playoff spot in the East. And with Atlanta United losing, 4-1, to Toronto FC and with New York Red Bulls beating Orlando, 1-0, New York set the league’s points record (71) and claimed its third Supporter’s Shield in the last six years. And with LA Galaxy collapsing and losing to Houston, Real Salt Lake takes the sixth spot in the West. The playoffs start Wednesday.