FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Cristian Penilla and Diego Fagundez scored second-half goals to help the New England Revolution beat Orlando City 2-0 on Saturday night.
The Revolution were eliminated from the playoff contention shortly before kickoff with D.C. United's 1-0 victory over FC Dallas.
Penilla made it 1-0 in the 51st minute for the Revs (9-12-11) with a low hard shot from outside the box that deflected slightly off a defender before landing in the right corner of the goal. It was Penilla's team-leading 12th goal of the season.
Fagundez eased home Penilla's cross with a left-footed, waist-high stab to double the lead in the 55th minute.
New England's Teal Bunbury appeared to be limping and was replaced by Guillermo Hauche in the 76th minute.
Orlando City (7-20-4) is scoreless in its last five games and winless over the last 12.
"We started the second half really poor. Within the space of 10 minutes we're 2-nil down," Lions head coach James O'Connor said. "First half, we needed more going forward. Second half, we needed to start brighter and start to get on the ball. We get a suckerpunch first goal, deflected and goes in, and the second goal is a really poor goal."
The Lions return Wednesday to Orlando City Stadium to host Seattle Sounders FC.
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