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Oct 27, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell (2) celebrates after defeating the Colorado Rapids to earn the most regular season points in MLS history at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Revolution (22-4-7; 73 pts.) defeated the Colorado Rapids (15-7-10; 55 pts.), 1-0, on Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium. With the result, the Revolution set a new MLS record for points in a season (73), surpassing LAFC’s mark of 72 set in 2019. In addition, the club’s 22nd win of the season ties the MLS record for non-shootout victories, while the team’s 2.21 points per game are now guaranteed to set a new league mark.

Midfielder Tajon Buchanan delivered the game-winning goal in the 74th minute, converting on assists from Adam Buksa and Emmanuel Boateng. Revolution captain Carles Gil logged seven chances created to give him 126 on the year – the most in any MLS campaign since 2011 (per Opta). Meanwhile, New England’s defense registered its eighth clean sheet as goalkeeper Matt Turner made four saves en route to his 17th win of the season, a new Revolution record.

Wednesday’s result extends the Revs’ unbeaten streak to 10 consecutive games, one shy of equaling the team’s all-time high. New England completes the months of September and October without a loss, going 7-0-3 during that span. With homefield advantage secured throughout the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs and one home game remaining on the regular-season docket, the Revolution tied a team record with their 12th home win tonight, improving to 12-1-3 in Foxborough this year.

Tonight’s win also sees Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena tie Sigi Schmid for the most regular season victories in MLS history (240). Arena, who owns an MLS-record four Supporters’ Shield titles, coached his 75th league match with the Revolution tonight. Arena’s record with New England improves to 38-14-23.

Buchanan’s tally, his eighth of the season, gives New England three scorers with eight goals or more for the fourth time in club history. The Canadian international owns three-game winning goals this season. Buksa’s fourth assist of the season, all game winners, gives the Polish striker eight goals and three assists over his last 10 appearances. Boateng collected his fourth assist of the season in a 25-minute shift off the bench.

Next Sunday, November 7, the Revolution will look to become the first MLS team to win 23 games in regulation as they conclude the historic campaign at home against Inter Miami CF. Immediately following the match, the Revolution will be presented the 2021 Supporters’ Shield in an on-field ceremony at Gillette Stadium. The MLS Decision Day match kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET on 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2.