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