MONTREAL — The Revolution kept their playoff hopes alive with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday, thanks to a first-half goal from Jose Goncalves.
It snapped a three-game winless streak for the Revolution (12-11-9, 45 points) and extended Montreal’s winless streak to six.
Goncalves’s goal came in the 31st minute after the Impact couldn’t clear a Chris Tierney free kick, on which Juan Agudelo should have scored. Scott Caldwell kept the ball alive and found Diego Fagundez, who put a cross toward Agudelo near the 6-yard area, but the forward whiffed on the chance, the ball fell to Goncalves, and the Revolution captain didn’t miss his chance to score his second goal of the year.
Tierney had the best chance of the second half to extend the lead when he hit the crossbar on a free kick in the 69th minute.
New England’s Saer Sene had to be stretchered off the field in the first half with what appeared to be a left leg injury. His substitute, Dimitry Imbongo, limped off in the second half.
The shutout was New England’s 13th of the season.