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Revolution 1, Toronto FC 1: Late goal by Gustavo Bou salvages critical point for New England

New England and Toronto each notch a point in a game where both teams needed three

MLS: Toronto FC at New England Revolution Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in as many games Gustavo Bou scored in the 86th minute, this time to tie the game at one and salvage a point to remain above Toronto in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Matt Turner and his Toronto counterpart Quentin Westberg each faced only one shot on target in the first half as both offenses failed to cash in on their opportunities. The game opened with a rare miscue by Gustavo Bou who sent a shot wide on a play that Revs fans are quickly coming to expect to find the back of the net from La Pantera.

Andrew Farrell collected the first yellow card of the game in the 37th minute when he nudged Patrick Mullins with a shoulder to break up what could have been a scoring opportunity as the Toronto forward was racing down the left wing. Five minutes later Turner dodged a bullet when his slide tackle on Erickson Gallardo that likely would have drawn a card was negated by an offsides call.

In the 51st minute Turner came up with a huge left arm save, followed seconds later by a diving stop to keep the score even at zero. In the 68th minute Westberg saved a goal of his own with a diving stop on a Carles Gil shot set up by a Juan Agudelo pass that was dropped perfectly into attacking space.

Toronto finally put a goal on the board in the 74th minute as Nicolas Benezet got his head on a ball that was popped up after a Matt Turner deflection to give the visitors a 1-0 lead with his first MLS goal.

Gustavo Bou, who has quickly endeared himself to the Revs faithful and shown his capacity for coming up in the clutch, found the equalizer in the 86th minute when his shot found its way through the Toronto keeper.

The Revs were unable to notch a game winner in the closing minutes despite a number of opporunities culminating with a corner kick in the closeing seconds.

The boys in blue head to New York next to play NYCFC on September 7th in another critical Eastern Conference tilt.