MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - New England Revolution
The slumping, faltering Revolution look to turn things around against undefeated-in-three Chicago.
By Keith Hickey
|Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Fernandez, Rolfe, Pappa; MacDonald.
OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Logan Pause (L pneumothorax)
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Alston, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney; Guy, Feilhaber, Simms, Rowe; Sene, Bengston.
OUT: MF Blair Gavin (L hamstring tightness); FW Alec Purdie (L ankle sprain); GK Bobby Shuttleworth (L knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Lee Nguyen (R foot contusion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Chicago leads MLS with the fewest amount of goals conceded in the final 15 minutes of play (seven); the Revs trail this mark by only one (eight).
- Chris Rolfe scored a pair of goals, his third and fourth since returning to MLS, giving him three in the last three games, in the Fire’s 3-1 win at Philadelphia. It was the fourth multiple-goal game in MLS for Rolfe, the last when he scored a hat trick against New York on Oct. 23, 2008.
- Revolution midfielder Benny Feilhaber has suffered a league second-highest 61 fouls. Feilhaber finished out the 2011 campaign with the No. 2 rank in fouls suffered, with 71.
- New England has failed to win its last seven matches. The Revs' last win came on July 8, when they defeated New York 2-0.
- Revolution striker Jerry Bengston was on the Honduras team that made it to the quarterfinals of the Olympics, defeating Spain in the process.
Top 3 Predictions
Chicago Fire 2-0 New England Revolution
- 66.67 %
Chicago Fire 1-3 New England Revolution
- 33.33 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 14, 2013||Chicago Fire 3 - New England Revolution 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 17, 2013||New England Revolution 2 - Chicago Fire 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 9, 2013||Chicago Fire 0 - New England Revolution 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 20, 2012||New England Revolution 1 - Chicago Fire 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 18, 2012||Chicago Fire 2 - New England Revolution 1|
|Apr 12, 2014||Montreal Impact 1 - Chicago Fire 1||MLS|
|Apr 5, 2014||Chicago Fire 2 - Philadelphia Union 2||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||D.C. United 2 - Chicago Fire 2||MLS|
|Mar 23, 2014||Chicago Fire 1 - New York Red Bulls 1||MLS|
|Mar 16, 2014||Portland Timbers 1 - Chicago Fire 1||MLS|
|New England Revolution|
|Apr 12, 2014||New England Revolution 2 - Houston Dynamo 0||MLS|
|Apr 5, 2014||D.C. United 2 - New England Revolution 0||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - New England Revolution 2||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||New England Revolution 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0||MLS|
|Mar 15, 2014||Philadelphia Union 1 - New England Revolution 0||MLS|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed