Revs beat Toronto FC 2-1, avoid playoff elimination

New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) celebrates with fans after he assisted on his team's second goal against Toronto FC during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen celebrates with fans after he assisted on his team's second goal Saturday. –Stephan Savoia / AP

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Lee Nguyen and Kei Kamara scored late goals and the New England Revolution, with a 2-1 win, denied Toronto FC an opportunity to clinch the Supporters’ Shield on Saturday.

Kamara scored the go-ahead goal in the 87th minute with a header off Nguyen’s cross. The Revs (11-4-5) avoided playoff elimination and extended their undefeated streak at home against Toronto FC (18-5-8) to six games. Toronto has three matches remaining to clinch the Shield with a magic number of three points.

Nguyen opened the scoring for New England in the 82nd minute with his 50th career goal, taking Chris Tierney’s lead pass from midfield and finishing through a defensive deflection.

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Toronto FC’s Nicolas Hasler answered two minutes later with a right-footed volley of Michael Bradley’s diagonal cross.

Forwards Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore missed the match for Toronto FC, both due to lower body tightness.