Revolution 1, LAFC 1

A late header saved the day for the Revolution

New England Revolution's Brandon Bye, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps' Marcel de Jong battle for the ball during first-half MLS soccer game game in Vancouver, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP
Brandon Bye (left), shown in a May game at Vancouver, scored New England’s only goal Saturday.

LOS ANGELES — Brandon Bye tied the game in the 82nd minute with his first MLS goal as the New England Revolution played to a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles FC in the teams’ first meeting on Saturday night.

Bye powered home the header off Teal Bunbury’s cross for the Revolution, who extended their unbeaten streak to three games (1-0-2).

Bye, 22, was selected out of Western Michigan by New England with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.


With the tie, the Revolution (8-10-10, 34 points) climbed into a tie for seventh place with D.C. United (9-7-11).

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The Revolution’s Brad Knighton got the call for the second straight game and came up with five saves.

Marco Urena gave LAFC (13-7-8) the lead in the 52nd minute with the help of a deflection of the defender for his first goal of the season.

LAFC is unbeaten over its last five.

The Revolution will return to Foxborough on Saturday to play the Fire, the team’s first home game in three weeks.