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August 18, 2012 8:40 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ S. Stoica‎
Attendance:‬ 17495‎
 
5′ (PG) Chris Rolfe
F. Cárdenas 12′
 

MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - New England Revolution

The slumping, faltering Revolution look to turn things around against undefeated-in-three Chicago.

By Keith Hickey

Sherjill MacDonald-New Chicago Fire DP
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Fernandez, Rolfe, Pappa; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 14, 2013 Chicago Fire 3 - New England Revolution 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 17, 2013 New England Revolution 2 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 9, 2013 Chicago Fire 0 - New England Revolution 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 20, 2012 New England Revolution 1 - Chicago Fire 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 18, 2012 Chicago Fire 2 - New England Revolution 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
13Gonzalo SegaresDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
3Arne FriedrichDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
11Daniel PaladiniMidfielder
-Pavel PardoMidfielder
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
20Á. FernándezDefender
-Chris RolfeStriker
15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
18Jay NollyGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
19Corben BoneMidfielder
-Michael VideiraMidfielder
7AlexMidfielder
8Dominic OduroStriker
-M. PappaStriker
1Matt ReisGoalkeeper
5AJ SoaresDefender
15Stephen McCarthyMidfielder
30Kevin AlstonDefender
8Chris TierneyDefender
-Ryan GuyStriker
24Lee NguyenMidfielder
15F. CárdenasStriker
-Clyde SimmsMidfielder
-Blake BrettschneiderStriker
39Saer SeneStriker
40Tim MurrayGoalkeeper
2Florian LechnerDefender
25Darrius BarnesDefender
11Kelyn RoweMidfielder
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
14Diego FagundezStriker
27J. BengtsonStriker
Results
 
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