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Crew win shocker with late surge

FOXBOROUGH, Mass — Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored his fifth goal of the season late in the game, and the Columbus Crew kept their MLS playoff hopes alive with three second-half goals to stun the New England Revolution 3-2 Saturday night.

Columbus (8-11-10) — with just one victory in its previous 10 games (1-6-3) entering the match — is one of four teams in contention for the final two playoff spots.

New England fell to 14-8-7 with one regular-season match remaining. Columbus plays its final match next Saturday at Eastern Conference-leading D.C. United.

Schelotto's game-winner came on a 25-year shot in the 86th minute.

Steve Ralston set up Taylor Twellman's 15th goal of the season in the 26th minute on a corner kick and scored himself in the 83rd minute as the New England tied it at 2.

UNITED 0, FIRE 0: At Washington, D.C., United and Chicago both extended unbeaten streaks by playing to a scoreless tie.

United (16-6-7) is unbeaten in its last 13 MLS games. The Fire (9-10-10) have a seven-game unbeaten streak. It was the first time D.C. failed to score since losing 1-0 at New York on July 22, the game before United started its streak.

United goalkeeper Troy Perkins had a season-high nine saves, including eight in the first half.

United, trying to win the MLS Supporter's Shield for the second straight season, remains on top of the league standings with 55 points with one game remaining. Chivas USA has 52 points with two games left. Chicago remains in position for the eighth and final playoff spot with one game left.

RED BULLS 2, WIZARDS 1: At East Rutherford, N.J., Juan Pablo Angel scored two goals to lead New York over Kansas City.

The Red Bulls (12-11-6) clinched third place in the MLS' Eastern Conference, while the Wizards (10-12-7) missed an opportunity to take the conference's final playoff spot. Kansas City is tied with Chicago, with both teams having one game left.

Angel's first goal came when he converted a penalty kick in the 19th minute. Kansas City tied it 90 seconds later when Davy Arnaud took a direct free kick from 30 yards out and it was headed in by Jack Jewsbury for his second goal of the season.

The Red Bulls regained the lead when Angel scored his 19th goal.