(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
CHICAGO (AP) Carles Gil scored in the 91st minute and the New England Revolution beat the Chicago Fire 3-2 on Wednesday night, becoming the first MLS team to clinch a playoff spot.
New England (18-4-5) won for the 11th time in 14 games to reach 59 points - 15 ahead of second-place Nashville. Chicago (6-15-5) lost at home for the second time in nine matches.
Gil took a pass from Tajon Buchanan, dribbled down the right side of the box and sent a shot over goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina from a difficult angle.