With the ignominy of Open Cup defeat hanging over their heads, the Revolution look to get back on track against the faltering Fire.
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney; Rowe, Joseph, Feilhaber, Nguyen; Sene, Brettschneider.
OUT: FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); MF Ryan Guy (R calf tightness); DF Flo Lechner (R foot fifth metatarsal fracture); MF Sainey Nyassi (R hamstring strain); FW Bjorn Runstrom (R knee inflammation), MF Clyde Simms (L ankle tendonitis)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Tim Murray (L knee inflammation)
PROBABLE: DF John Lozano (R adductor tightness); DF Jeremiah White (concussion)
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Puppo, Pause, Pardo, Pappa; Oduro, Nyarko.||
OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Steven Kinney (R Achilles tendinitis); DF Arne Friedrich (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Fire have a 10-game undefeated streak against the Revolution in league play. New England’s last victory in regular season play came May 6, 2007 at Gillette Stadium.
- New England lost in the U.S. Open Cup midweek to the USL-Pro Harrisburg City Islanders on a penalty shootout. The Revolution scored three in extra time, but the third-division minnows came back to equalize and Benny Feilhaber's deciding spot kick was saved.
- Chicago was also sent out of the Open Cup by lower-league opposition. The Michigan Bucks, a team in the amateur PDL, fought back from 2-1 to win 3-2 in extra time.
- With one more assist, Revs captain Shalrie Joseph will move into second place on New England’s all-time assist list, ahead of Joe-Max Moore. Joseph has three assists already on the year, bringing his career total to 35.
- Saer Sene extended his goal-scoring streak to three games (with four goals in that span) in New England’s 3-2 loss at D.C. United. Sene had five goals and one assist in May (six games).