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May 16, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Revolution forward Adam Buksa (9) turns with the ball past Columbus Crew defender Grant Lillard (23) during the second half at Gillette Stadium.

The New England Revolution defeated Columbus SC, 1-0, in a rematch of the 2020 Eastern Conference Final at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night.

New England’s Adam Buksa scored the game’s lone goal in the 86th minute, three minutes after he entered the match as a substitute, improving the club’s home record to 3-0-0 to start the season.

The win caps off a stretch of three games in nine days that saw the Revolution take four points and move to the top of the Eastern Conference table.

Buksa’s goal is his second of the season, and his eighth since joining the Revolution ahead of the 2020 campaign. He is the first substitute to score for New England through the first six games of the season.

Recording the assists on Buksa’ game-winning goal were Brandon Bye and Carles Gil, their first and third on the year, respectively. Gil’s three combined primary and second assists are good for second most in MLS. He posted game highs with six chances created and 85 touches.

Making his 75th career MLS appearance, goalkeeper Matt Turner made one save in his 18th shutout for the Revolution. The clean sheet marked New England’s second of the season – its first since a 1-0 win vs. D.C. United on April 24.

New England returns to action on Saturday, May 22, when the clubs hosts the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium. The match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET on 98.5 The Sports Hub.