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Nguyen, Goncalves, Bunbury score, Revolution advance with 3-1 win over Crew

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FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — Lee Nguyen, Jose Goncalves and Teal Bunbury scored and the New England Revolution advanced to the Eastern Conference final with a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew on Sunday.

The second-seeded Revolution advanced 7-3 on aggregate and will face the fourth-seeded New York Red Bulls for the conference championship. The first leg of the two-game series is at New York on Nov. 23.

PHOTO: New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen, right, scores as Columbus Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark, center, falls during the first half of an MLS soccer playoff game, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen, right, scores as Columbus Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark, center, falls during the first half of an MLS soccer playoff game, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Nguyen opened the scoring in the 43rd minute, volleying home a one-hopper from Bunbury.

Goncalves finished Charlie Davies' cross to double the lead in the 55th, and Bunbury capped the scoring with a left-footed blast in the 77th.

Tony Tchani scored a short-handed goal for the third-seeded Crew in the 69th minute after Ethan Finlay left for a red card in the 61st. Justin Meram also was disqualified for a second yellow card in the 85th.

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