FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Will Bruin's late equalizer forced the New England Revolution to settle for a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dynamo in front a season-high 21, 297 on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
Bruin scored in the 76th minute when he was given a keen ball inside the area from Boniek Garcia and easily slotted it past Matt Reis.
With the draw, the Revolution (11-11-8, 41 points) missed out on a valuable chance to push themselves back inside the postseason bubble after the Union seized fifth place from them following a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Dynamo (12-10-8, 44 points) got the road result needed they needed to stay in fourth place, two points ahead of the Union.
What it means: The Revolution’s best chance at making the postseason may have just passed them by. Hours after the Union bounced them out of the fifth spot, the need for three points became that much more important for the Revolution to keep their postseason hopes alive. After a sloppy first half from both sides, the insertion of Juan Agudelo in the 62nd minute made the Revolution attack noticeably sharper, with Saer Sene scoring not long after. But a sloppy sequence inside their own end opened the door for the Dynamo to level it, as a poor Andrew Farrell clearance set the stage for Bruin to easily beat Reis. With a pair of tough road games against third-place Montreal and first-place New York coming up, the climb may prove to be difficult to scale.
Stat of the game: With the draw, the Revolution remain winless against the Dynamo in their last three home games. The last time the Revolution beat the Dynamo at Gillette Stadium was a 1-0 win on Aug. 14, 2010.
No lineup changes: Revolution coach Jay Heaps left his lineup unchanged following last week's 2-1 win over D.C. United.
Next up: The Revolution hit the road to face the New York Red Bulls on October 5 at Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.