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October 20, 2012 7:40 PM EDT
Gillette Stadium — Foxborough, Massachusetts
Referee:‬ K. Stott‎
Attendance:‬ 25534‎
 
 

New England Revolution 1-0 Chicago Fire: Fagundez scores the difference

Diego Fagundez's long strike stood up as the difference between two teams with little to play for in the last few matches of the season.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Sherjill MacDonald, Chicago Fire; Ryan Guy, New England Revolution; MLS
Jared Wickerham
An early Diego Fagundez strike gave the New England Revolution a 1-0 win over the visiting Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

The fire alarm went off in Gillette Stadium shortly before kickoff. However, the omen didn't play in Chicago's favor, as the Revs started the hotter side. Diego Fagundez, with his hair dyed red, uncorked from the 20 yard line to open the scoring. The teenager lifted his jersey to reveal a message of birthday congratulations to his mother.

That was the only goal of the game.

New England can't budge from ninth place in the Eastern Conference, and the Fire has locked in a playoff position.

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New England Revolution

22
Bobby Shuttleworth
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
AJ Soares
Defender
 - 
25
Darrius Barnes
Defender
 - 
30
Kevin Alston
Defender
 - 
18
Blair Gavin
Midfielder
62′
 - 
11
Kelyn Rowe
Midfielder
 - 
-
Ryan Guy
Striker
 - 
-
Clyde Simms
Midfielder
 - 
14
 - 
27
J. Bengtson
Striker
44′
 - 
92
 - 

Chicago Fire

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25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
Dan Gargan
Defender
 - 
4
 - 
13
 - 
4
 - 
20
Á. Fernández
Midfielder
 - 
11
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
82′
 - 
15
 - 
14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
 - 
-

Substitutes

1
Matt Reis
Goalkeeper
 - 
8
 - 
-
Sainey Nyassi
Midfielder
 - 
8
 - 
15
 - 
-
 - 
-
Alec Purdie
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
19
Corben Bone
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
65′
 - 
8
 - 
27
Victor Pineda
Midfielder

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
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  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2