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Bou scores twice, Orlando City reaches MLS Eastern finals

Gustavo Bou scored his second goal of the game in the 86th minute to help the New England Revolution beat 10-man Orlando City 3-1 on Sunday in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

New England will play the Columbus-Nashville winner next Sunday for a spot in the MLS Cup final.

Orlando City had a chance to tie it at 2 in the 74th minute, but Matt Turner stopped Nani on a penalty kick. Twelve minutes later, Bou ran to Carles Gil's through ball and sent it between goalkeeper Brian Rowe's legs for a 3-1 lead.

New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil (22) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Orlando City during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP PhotoMatt Stamey)

The teams combined for three goals in the opening 33 minutes. Gil opened the scoring in the 17th minute on a penalty kick after Uri Rosell was taken down at the edge of the box. Bou gave New England a 2-0 lead in the 26th off a rebound off the post, and Orlando City scored in the 33rd when Júnior Urso's capitalized on a loose ball in front of the goal.

Orlando City's Mauricio Pereyra was sent off in the 60th for a studs-up tackle of Matt Polster.

New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury, left, and Orlando City defender Kyle Smith (24) jump to head the ball during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP PhotoMatt Stamey)

Orlando City forward Chris Mueller (9) jumps to control the ball against the New England Revolution during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP PhotoMatt Stamey)

Orlando City midfielder Junior Urso (11) heads the ball in front of New England Revolution forward Teal Bunbury (10) during the first half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP PhotoMatt Stamey)