FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Lee Nguyen scored in the 68th minute and the New England Revolution beat the Montreal Impact 1-0 on Saturday night.
Nguyen took Teal Bunbury's pass about 30 yards out, slid past a pair of defenders and finished with a low hard shot for his ninth goal of the season.
The Revs (10-12-5) moved a point behind the Impact (10-11-6) and Atlanta United, who are tied for the sixth and final playoff spot. New England will play at Atlanta on Wednesday night.
Montreal and New England each have seven remaining games, while expansion Atlanta has 10 left to play.
Lee Nguyen say the New England Revolution keeps going unnoticed, but have been playing well
Lee Nguyen helped the New England Revolution take an early lead on a penalty kick, but Maxi Urruti followed with a pair of goals in the 71st and 77th minute for FC Dallas, which finished the Revs in a 2-1 loss at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night.
Nguyen's 10th-minute score was his first of the 2017 season. Urruti has three goals in his two MLS appearances this season.
Revultion midfield Xavier Kouassi made his MLS debut, but was unable help stabilize the Revs' defense as they let Dallas storm back into the game.
The Revs play next on Saturday, March 25 against Minnesota at 2 p.m. ET.