NYCFC lose 2-1 to New England, clinch East with other results

Posted at 7:32 PM, Sep 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-29 21:50:11-04

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Teal Bunbury and Gustavo Bou scored, Matt Turner had his second consecutive shutout and the New England Revolution beat New York City FC 2-0 on Sunday in the regular-season finale to earn a playoff spot.

Turner finished with six saves, including a diving stop in the 54th minute, a leaping one-handed save in the 63rd and another diving save in the 85th.

Teal Bunbury gave the Revolution a 1-0 lead in the 66th minute. Penilla cut back to evade a defender on the right side and then rolled a pass to a charging Bunbury who chipped a bending first-timer into the corner of the net.

Gustavo Bou lobbed a shot from 30 yards outs over the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Sean Johnson into the net to cap the scoring in the 89th.

New England (11-10-12) has just one loss in its last nine games.

New York City (17-7-10) had 60.4 percent possession and had twice as many shots on target (six) than the Revolution.

NOTE: The headline to this story originally noted that NYCFC had failed a chance to clinch first place in the Eastern Conference; they eventually did clinch the top seed with other results that finished afterward. The headline has been corrected.