FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Tajon Buchanan scored his eighth goal of the season and the New England Revolution beat Colorado’s Rapids 1-0 on Wednesday night to break the MLS points record in an MLS season. get to 73.
New England has already secured the Supporters’ Shield trophy, which is awarded to the club with the highest number of points in a regular season. He surpassed the 72-in-34-game mark set by Los Angeles FC in 2019.
Revolution has a game pending in the regular season, at home against Inter Miami, on November 7.
New England coach Bruce Arena shares with Sigi Schmid the MLS record of 240 regular season wins.
Buchanan controlled Adam Buksa’s cross with his chest, and with two touches he escaped a defender and passed William Yarbrough with a shot from a difficult angle in the 74th minute.
Colorado secured a playoff spot on Saturday. He is third in the Western Conference with 55 points.
Also on Wednesday, Argentine Lucas Zelarayán scored a goal and two assists for the Columbus Crew to beat Orlando City 3-1 and retain their slim chances of advancing to the playoffs.
Dairon Asprilla scored the best goal of the day, with a Chilean, and the Portland Timbers beat the San José Earthquakes 2-0, who were left without any possibility of advancing to the postseason.
In a goal fest, Nashville beat Cincinnati 6-3 to secure a playoff berth. Costa Rican Randall Leal got a double for the Tennessee team.
Atlanta United beat Inter Miami 2-1, with a goal from Brazilian Luis Araújo and another from Venezuelan Josef Martínez.
New York City FC beat Chicago Fire 1-0, thanks to a goal from Argentine Valentin Castellanos. It thus surpassed Orlando in fourth place in the East, with 47 points.
With a header from Brazilian Sergio Santos in the 77th minute, the Philadelphia Union drew 2-2 at Toronto FC.
In other games, DC United beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0; Real Salt Lake beat FC Dallas 2-1; Minnesota United defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 and Sporting Kansas City defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0.