New England Revolution

Adam Buksa scores twice, Revolution beat FC Cincinnati 4-1

The New England Revolution (14-3-4) hosted FC Cincinnati (3-7-8) Saturday night, August 21, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Revs’ Tommy McNamara, left and FC’s Brenner Souza da Silva chase the ball into FC territory in the first half. MARK STOCKWELL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Adam Buksa scored twice, Tajon Buchanan and Emmanuel Boateng each added a goal and an assist and the MLS-leading New England Revolution beat FC Cincinnati 4-1 on Saturday night.

New England (15-3-4) has won seven of its last nine games, including the last four in a row. The Revolution have 49 points after 22 games, tied for the most at this stage of a season in MLS history with 2019 Los Angeles FC.

Henry Kessler played a low ball-in that was parried by goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton, and Buchanan put away a one-touch shot to give the Revolution a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute. Boateng’s volley of Buchanan’s cross made it 2-0 in the 21st.

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The 22-year-old Buchanan has scored in each of the last three games.

Buksa, on the left side of the box, took a pass from Boateng, fell and quickly got up and then cut back to evade a defender before rolling in a side-netter in the 33rd minute. Heslid to redirect into the net a low cross by Gustavo Bou to give New England a 4-1 lead in the 61st minute.

Brenner Souza da Silva scored in the 54th minute for Cincinnati (3-8-8), which is winless in a franchise-record 10 straight matches, though seven of those have been ties. It has two goals, and has been shutout four times, in its last six games.

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