New England goalkeeper Matt Reis saved two Crew penalty kicks, helping the Revolution advance to the MLS Eastern Conference final with a 1-1 tie last night in Columbus, Ohio.
Reis fouled Crew forward Kyle Martino inside the penalty area in the 24th minute but then blocked Ross Paule's attempt to convert the resulting penalty kick.
Columbus had a chance to take the lead with a second penalty kick in the 73rd minute, but midfielder Tony Sanneh's shot was corralled by Reis. The Crew made a league-record 20 straight successful penalty kicks before Paule's miss.
Taylor Twellman scored in the 81st minute for New England, and Columbus's Edson Buddle tied the game in added time.
The tie, combined with New England's 1-0 victory over the Crew in the first leg of the two game, home-and-away series last weekend, gave the Revolution a 2-1 final aggregate score.
New England will face D.C. United for a berth in the MLS Cup after eliminating the Crew, which entered the playoffs on an 18-game unbeaten streak.
SERIE A: Juventus restored its five-point lead in the Italian league, defeating Chievo Verona, 3-0, behind goals by Marcelo Zalayeta, Pavel Nedved and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Juventus leads the Italian league with 25 points. AC Milan, which beat Sampdoria 1-0 on Saturday, is second with 20 points.
AS Roma routed Cagliari 5-1, responding to pregame fan insults.
Andriy Shevchenko came off the bench in the second half and scored Milan's winner against Sampdoria. Also, Lazio defender Jose Antonio Talamonti headed in a late tying goal to match Adriano's go-ahead goal in a 1-1 tie between Inter and Lazio.
SPANISH LEAGUE: Goals by Michael Owen and Ronaldo carried Real Madrid past Getafe, 2-0, and into third place.
Racing Santander beat Mallorca, 2-1, on goals by Jorge Lopez in the 80th and Josi Benayoun in the 90th.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Surprising Bolton scored a 2-1 victory over Newcastle on second-half goals from El-Hadji Diouf and Kevin Davies. Bolton raised its point total to 21, fourth in England's top league.
Darren Ambrose tied it for Newcastle early in the second half, setting the stage for Davies' 70th-minute winner.
Arsenal and Chelsea have 26 points, followed by Everton (23), Bolton (21), Middlesbrough (18), Liverpool and Manchester United (17) and Newcastle (16).