Rolfe scores in 83rd minute; United beats Revolution 2-1
WASHINGTON (AP) Chris Rolfe scored in the 83rd minute to help D.C. United beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on a rainy Wednesday night in the knockout round of the MLS Cup playoffs.
The go-ahead goal came at the end of a skilled sequence. Nick DeLeon controlled the ball near the corner of the 18-yard box and back-heeled a pass to Fabian Espindola, who fed it across goal to an uncovered Rolfe.
Rolfe missed a penalty kick in the 75th minute.
Juan Agudelo opened the scoring in the 15th minute for New England (14-13-8) with a bicycle kick goal off Kevin Alston’s cross. D.C. United (16-13-6) tied it just before halftime on Chris Pontius’ flick header of Espindola’s free kick.
Jermaine Jones made contact with the referee several times in the 92nd minute and received a straight red card. Jones ran down the referee after a hand ball was not called in the final minutes.