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Revolution 3, NYC FC 1: Revs Roll into the Playoffs

The New England Revolution enter the playoffs in style.

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After multiple attempts to secure a playoff spot, the New England Revolution finally punched their ticket on Decision Day by downing New York City FC 3-1.

The Revs wasted no time on Sunday as Lee Nguyen found the back of the net in the second minute. The opportunity was presented by Charlie Davies, who exhibited brilliant holdup skills before finding Nguyen inside the box. A classy finish from the US intentional would give the visitors a one-goal advantage.

Davies went from provider to scorer as he doubled the Revolution's lead in the 38th minute. The New Hampshire native fought off a defender to put himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper. The goal, his tenth of the season, solidified Davies' status as team golden boot winner.

The Revs weren't done as Kelyn Rowe finished a Chris Tierney corner in the second half to put the game out of reach. Tierney, who offered picturesque service all night, put the ball into the box for Rowe to nod in.

David Villa gave the hometown fans something to cheer about in stoppage time when he beat Bobby Shuttleworth from the penalty spot. The moment came after Daigo Kobayashi was deemed to have committed a handball. The Revs haven't recorded a shutout since Sept. 5 against Orlando City SC.

On a joyous night for the Revolution, there was a bit of bad news as London Woodberry limped off with an injury just before halftime. Woodberry, who started his second consecutive game on Sunday, was replaced by Kevin Alston.

The Revs will now visit DC United on Wednesday or Thursday night for a one-game playoff.