The Revolution set a club record for points in a season (62) with Saturday night’s 2-1 victory over Orlando City SC at Gillette Stadium.
The Revolution improved to 19-4-5 and 11-1-2 at Gillette while getting three points closer to securing the first Supporters Shield in club history. The Revolution played their third game in 11 days and wrap up the stretch at CF Montreal on Wednesday night.
“We are just finding ways to win and I know these guys are riding that high,” said Revs’ keeper Matt Turner. “We have a lot of areas we can clean up and do better and be the best team we can be.
“You don’t win 19 games by accident. We are a battle-tested team and we are a team that has made some good runs in tough places.”
The Revs went up 1-0 in the ninth minute. Tommy McNamara led Gustavo Bou on a run down the left flank while Adam Buksa gained favorable position on Orlando defender Robin Jansson in the penalty area. Bou made a long cross that Buksa kicked by keeper Pedro Gallese for his 12th goal of the season.
“Gustavo is buying into being a team player,” said Arena. “He did a wonderful job creating the first goal.”
Orlando tied the game 1-1 in the 18th minute when striker Daryl Dike muscled center back Henry Kessler off the ball and beat Turner to the far post.
The Revs regained the lead in the 35th minute. Tajon Buchanan made a hard run down the right flank and fed Buksa in the danger area. Orlando Rodrigo defender Rodrigo Schlegal got tangled up with Buksa and put it in his own goal.
Turner preserved the lead when he stoned Nani on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute. Bou was denied his 13th when he hit the crossbar with a missile in the 85th minute.