FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Rookie midfielder James Riley scored his first MLS goal in the 86th minute to help the Eastern Conference-leading New England Revolution clinch a playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the MetroStars on Saturday night.

New England (16-6-7) snapped the MetroStars’ five-game unbeaten streak.

Riley took a pass from Taylor Twellman, split two defenders and put a sliding right-footed shot past goalkeeper Tony Meola.

Matt Reis earned his ninth shutout for New England. He made three saves, including one on a drive by Mark Lisi in the 88th minute.

The MetroStars (10-8-10) beat New England 5-4 a week ago.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.