New England Revolution became the first team to qualify for the MLS Cup play-offs thanks to a late 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire.
Supporters’ Shield leaders Revolution booked their playoff seat thanks to a 90-minute winner from MVP nominee Carles Gil on Wednesday.
New England – 15 points clear at the top of the Eastern Conference and 10 points clear in the Supporters’ Shield run – entered the midweek clash amid a four-game unbeaten run against Chicago – the Revolution’s longest undefeated run against the fire.
They extended that series into a fun showdown with the hosts of Fire at Soldier Field in Chicago.
– New England Revolution (@NERevolution) September 23, 2021
Henry Kessler opened the scoring for the Revs in the 11th minute before Chicago’s Carlos Teran restored parity at the start of the interval.
The Revs and Fire traded targets via Teal Bunbury and Gaston Gimenez before replacement Gil struck to the death.
Nashville, who are second behind New England in the east, crushed David Beckham’s Inter Miami 5-1.
Inter Miami’s six-game unbeaten streak (W5 D1) ended in a 4-0 defeat at the hands of the New York Red Bulls last time out – it was only the club’s second defeat in 12 games later. a six-game losing streak.
But Inter Miami suffered humiliating consecutive defeats in a game that saw Gregore sent off with four minutes from regulation time.
Hany Mukhtar’s brace fueled the visit to Nashville, with Inter Miami ninth in the Eastern Conference and three points from play-off position.
The Red Devil delivers. pic.twitter.com/Hz9RBGMpGq
– New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) September 23, 2021
Meanwhile, the honors of the derby were shared between the Red Bulls and New York City in 10 men after a dramatic 1-1 draw.
Patryk Klimala converted a penalty in the 102nd minute to save a point for the Red Bulls.