Fire loses in 91st minute

Associated Press
Updated 9/22/2021 9:39 PM

Carles Gil scored in the 91st minute and the New England Revolution beat the Fire 3-2 on Wednesday night, becoming the first MLS team to clinch a playoff spot.

New England (18-4-5) won for the 11th time in 14 games to reach 59 points -- 15 ahead of second-place Nashville. The Fire (6-15-5) lost at Soldier Field for the second time in nine matches.


Gil took a pass from Tajon Buchanan, dribbled down the right side of the box and sent a shot over goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina from a difficult angle.

For the fire, Carlos Terán scored in the 40th by heading Gastón Giménez's corner kick off the hands of Matt Turner. Giménez scored in the 63rd on a wide-open shot from the penalty spot.

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