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New England Revolution in the hunt for MLS playoffs

New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez (14) kicks the ball against the D.C. United during the first half of an MLS soccer game, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez said of today’s match against Toronto FC: “We can’t take this game lightly.”Nick Wass/AP

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With just 13 games remaining on their regular-season schedule, all against Eastern Conference opponents, the New England Revolution are turning toward the homestretch and the race for one of five playoff spots.

The Revolution will host Toronto FC (3-10-18) at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night as they seek their third straight victory. At 8-7-6 (30 points),New England occupies the fifth and final spot, but Houston (8-6-6, 30 points) is right behind.

“We can’t take any game lightly,” said midfielder/forward Diego Fagundez. “The games can go either way. Every team has their ups and downs.”

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