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Reis earns 100th win

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Reis earns 100th win

FOXBORO -- Matt Reis had already made his 1,000th career save earlier this season. And it was only a matter of time until he reached career win No. 100.
That happened on Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium, as Reis made six saves in New England's 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids at Gillette Stadium.
Afterwards, Reis downplayed the achievement, which made him just the sixth goalkeeper in MLS history to reach 100 wins, calling it a "relief."
"It's something that, the last three games, it's been there in the back of my mind," said Reis. "But it's finally a hurdle to get over, and to move on and focus on the rest of the season."
His teammates and coaches made it out to be a bigger deal than he did, and praised their goalkeeper in the process.
"That's Matty, man," said Revolution captain Shalrie Joseph. "You've got to love Matty. He's just easy going. He's the greatest teammate we've probably ever had in this locker room. So, for him, it's just another day, just another game. He's going to look forward to probably play until he's 50, because he knows how good he is. And hopefully he keeps us going and keeps encouraging the young guys in the back end. That's what Matt Reis is about."
"He's one of those special players in this league, and longevity's one of those things," said Revolution coach Jay Heaps. "I always, one of my big things is, a stat they don't really show, but availability. Guys that can just be in the lineup, available for a coach's selection. And Matt Reis has shown over his career that he's always ready, always available.
"He's had some injuries the last couple of years. He's fought back from that. And tonight, you feel confident with him back there, especially in the second half. We have a young back line, and Matt shows that he's confident, and can play."

Diego Fagundez scores twice, Revolution top 10-man NYC 2-1

Diego Fagundez scores twice, Revolution top 10-man NYC 2-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Diego Fagundez scored two goals in the second half and the New England Revolution beat 10-man New York City FC 2-1 on Sunday.

New England (12-15-6) set a club record with 12 wins at home. NYC (16-9-8) had several possibilities to clinch a bye in the playoffs but needed at least a draw.

Fagundez opened the scoring in the 51st minute and made it 2-0 in the second minute of stoppage time with his sixth goal of the season. Andrew Farrell set up the first goal by dribbling into the area and finding Fagundez at the top of the box. It was his first goal since June 3. Fagundez's next goal was a tap-in after his breakaway shot was knocked back to him.

Khiry Shelton scored for NYC in the third minute of extra time by getting past the defense for a long ball and heading it in.

NYC's Jack Harrison was shown a straight red card in the 26th minute for a late challenge on Teal Bunbury. It was Harrison's first red card of his professional career and he'll miss the regular-season finale against Columbus Crew SC next weekend.

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United States fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986

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United States fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986

COUVA, Trinidad — The United States has been eliminated from World Cup contention, a shocking loss at Trinidad ending the Americans’ streak of seven straight appearances at soccer’s showcase.

Twenty-eight years after a stunning victory at Trinidad put the Americans back in the World Cup after a four-decade absence, their chances for next year’s tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela.

Trinidad and Tobago scored a pair of first-half goals, and the United States was eliminated with a 2-1 defeat Tuesday night — the first time missing the World Cup since 1986.

The U.S. entered its final qualifier with a berth uncertain for the first time since 1989. Home losses to Mexico last November and Costa Rica left the Americans little margin for error.

The 28th-ranked Americans needed merely a tie against 99th-ranked Trinidad, which lost its sixth straight qualifier last week. But the defeat — coupled with Honduras’ come-from-behind 3-2 win over Mexico and Panama’s 2-1 victory over Costa Rica on Ramon Torres’ 88th-minute goal — dropped the Americans from third place into fifth in the six-nation final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

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