scored his first goal of the season to lift the New England Revolution to a 1-0 win over the Colubus Crew and into the MLS playoffs for the eighth season in a row.
Lerentowicz hammered a free kick past Crew goalkeeper Kenny Schoeni
, making his first start of the season for the Crew.
"All year I've been waiting for that,''
Larentowicz said, half-joking. "After that goal, we were able to exhale a little bit. For about four weeks we had our own destiny in our hands. Flying out here, we were talking about how we needed
this and that to happen - and it seemed so far-fetched. I was just happy to get that last chance.''
Lerentowicz's goal ended the team's 320-minute scoreless drought, the longest in
franchise history. The Revolution will face the Chicago Fire in a two-game, home-and-home series that begins Saturday at Gillette Stadium. It marks the fifth straight season that New England has met
Chicago in the MLS postseason.
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