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D.C. United eliminates Revolution from MLS Cup playoffs

D.C. United eliminates Revolution from MLS Cup playoffs

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...

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