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Revolution 1, Impact 0: Diego scores his 50th MLS goal

It was a big night for Diego.

MLS: Orlando City SC at New England Revolution Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Revolution ended the 2018 season with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact. Here’s what you might’ve missed.

Quick Recap

After a bland first half, Montreal came out of the break looking to play. Matt Turner was up to the task, making several impressive stops including a low save against Ignacio Piatti in the 72nd minute.

Diego Fagundez became the youngest player to collect 50 goals when he scored in the 74th minute. Cristian Penilla was credited with the assist.

Moment of the Match

The day’s top story took place before kickoff as Fagundez’s father tweeted that it could be his son’s last game at Gillette Stadium. If true, this would be a big change for the Revolution, who have gotten many contributions from Fagundez both on and off the field.

What it Means

As in past weeks, this game didn’t mean much because the Revs are out of the playoffs. That said, I thought Sunday’s affair was a nice advertisement for Turner. The netminder lost his job in early September after a run of bad form. I was always skeptical about the benching since young goalkeepers need time to grow into the role.

What’s Next

The off-season starts now and it needs to be a big one if the Revs hope to return to the playoffs after a three-year lull.