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New England Revolution midfielder Gershon Koffie and New York City FC midfielder Thomas McNamara battle for control of the ball during the first half at Gillette Stadium. (Brian Fluharty/USA TODAY Sports)
New England Revolution midfielder Gershon Koffie and New York City FC midfielder Thomas McNamara battle for control of the ball during the first half at Gillette Stadium. (Brian Fluharty/USA TODAY Sports)

Diego Fagundez scored two goals in the second half and the New England Revolution beat 10-man New York City FC 2-1 on Sunday.

New England (12-15-6) set a club record with 12 wins at home. NYC (16-9-8) had several possibilities to clinch a bye in the playoffs but needed at least a draw. >> Read more

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New York City FC forward David Villa plays the ball against New England Revolution defender Claude Dielna during the first half at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York City FC forward David Villa plays the ball against New England Revolution defender Claude Dielna during the first half at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Jonathan Lewis scored in stoppage time to help New York City FC beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Sunday for its third straight victory.

The 20-year-old rookie has scored his only two MLS goals in back-to-back games.

David Villa trapped a long cross from RJ Allen on the left side and dropped it to Ben Sweat, who first-timed a left footer to Lewis at the top of the 6-yard box for the finish in the fourth minute of injury time. >> Read more

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) celebrates his winning goal during the second half of their 3-2 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Red Bulls midfielder Gonzalo Veron (30) celebrates his winning goal during the second half of their 3-2 win over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Gonzalo Veron scored in the 90th minute to give the New York Red Bulls a 3-2 victory over the New England Revolution on Wednesday night in the I-95 rivalry.

New York (8-8-2) is the first away team in the series to win since June 8, 2014. New England (5-9-5) lost its fourth consecutive game.

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Jun 28, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Salvatore Zizzo (15) reacts after making a penalty kick against Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
Jun 28, 2017; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Salvatore Zizzo (15) reacts after making a penalty kick against Philadelphia Union at Red Bull Arena. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

If the New England Revolution are going to make a move out of 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings, now is the time.

The Revolution, who have lost three consecutive MLS games, play three straight at home, beginning Wednesday when the New York Red Bulls visit Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

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May 28, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York City FC forward David Villa (7) runs to the ball against Atlanta United in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
May 28, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York City FC forward David Villa (7) runs to the ball against Atlanta United in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

After a close loss to the Red Bulls in New York on Saturday, the New England Revolution hope to avoid a New York sweep when they visit New York City FC on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

New York City FC (6-5-2) dropped its last match 3-1 to Atlanta United FC on Sunday. Jack Harrison scored the club's only goal -- and his career-high fifth -- in the 71st minute. >> Read more

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New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch reacts during the first half against New England at Gillette Stadium. (Stew Milne)
New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch reacts during the first half against New England at Gillette Stadium. (Stew Milne)

The New York Red Bulls lost to the New England Revolution 1-0 on Friday night to fall to 1-3-0 on the season. Here's what head coach Jesse Marsch had to say after the game:

On injured Red Bull defender Kemar Lawrence, the refs, and team's performance...

"Kemar [Lawrence] felt his knee pop a little bit, we're hopeful that he'll be okay, but we're not sure. You know, it's shameful for me, the game is supposed to have honor and they can claim that they didn't see them, they can claim that they weren't sure that he wasn't hurt. It was clear as day that he was down on the ground and not just one player saw him, the whole team saw him, so that part for me is shameful. The other part is that the referee had such a huge impact on this game by having a bad performance. For me, he can blow the whistle when a guy is down like that. He can give a red card to Bradley Wright-Phillips when he is on a breakaway and he gets pushed and shoved from behind that prevents him from getting a clear shot. Could be a red card penalty. How does that affect the game? I'll stop talking about that right now. I wanted to get that out. I want to make a point of that. The next part I want to go to is that our team played great. We had fight, our team stuck together, had confidence even with a man down, played quite well to one of the better teams. It's frustrating to lose, but in many ways that was a great performance for us and we're unlucky to walk out of here without something."

 

On what he told his team after the Revolution scored....

"You just say, 'the game is still there," and to push them and they did. It's obviously an incredibly frustrating moment, but we stuck with the game and we were a bit unlucky to not find a goal."

 

On his defense and his player Karl Ouimette...

I thought Karl [Ouimette] had his best game as a Red Bull player. I thought he was very good, good in the air. Shut down their attacking players. I don't know why they switched [Juan] Agudelo and [Teal] Bunbury but ether of those guys were able to find the game much, so a lot of that credit goes to the work Karl and Kemar did. The whole backline I thought was very good. They didn't give much away."

 

On Kemar Lawrence's prior injury going into tonight's game...

"There wasn't much of a question because he come out of the game in the 60th minute. It was a wreck to his ankle, so he felt fine - he actually came back. When he came back, the day he came back he did a regen and yesterday he trained and looked great so there wasn't any issues there. Again, we are hopeful that isn't too bad."

 

On anticipating the switching of Juan Agudelo and Teal Bunbury before the game....

"We knew that they were going to play long balls and try to win aerial duels, so we were prepared for that. We weren't sure [Charlie] Davies or [Juan] Agudelo was going to feature. We talked about dealing with all their different qualities of their attacking players. Our two teams know each other pretty well so there is not a lot of surprises."

 

On the Felipe red card...

"That's another one that's not a red card. I said I was going to stop, but I didn't include that when we talked about the referee. With Felipe being out, it's frustrating and disappointing from the call but I know that Sean Davis stepped in and actually played really well and did a good job. I think Sean will be ready next week and this team's deep. It's a good team, a deep team, so I'm not worried about that."  

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New York City FC forward David Villa and New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo walk off the field after the first half against Orlando City FC at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York City FC forward David Villa and New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo walk off the field after the first half against Orlando City FC at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New England Revolution have gone winless in their first three games for the third straight season. If history is any indication, they'll be taking part in the playoffs come October.

New England looks to avoid going four straight matches without a victory to open a season for the first time since 2001 when it visits New York City FC on Saturday.

The Revolution opened 0-2-1 in 2014 before playing for the MLS Cup and losing to Los Angeles, then repeated that record last year en route to being eliminated by D.C. in the knockout round.

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