Fire Look to end five-game winless streak Wednesday at New England

questionable

Marsch, Jesse - R ankle cartilage damage -- out

Razov, Ante - R ankle sprain -- questionable

Whitfield, Evan - R abdominal strain -- doubtful

Fire history vs. New England

Sunday's deadlock between the Fire and Revolution did nothing to settle the stalemate in the all-time regular season series against the Eastern Conference foes, which now stands at 6-6-5. Although the Fire has registered a respectable 3-4-1 record in Foxboro, Gillette Stadium has been unkind to the "Men in Red" as of late, with the Fire dropping a pair of contests at New England last season. The Fire first lost a 3-0 result on May 17, but the worst was yet to come as Chicago suffered its worst loss in series history on Aug. 30 when it fell victim to a Chris Brown hat trick in a 5-1 defeat to the Revolution.

Armas to be inducted into Long Island Rough Riders hall of fame Tuesday

Midfielder Chris Armas will take a different route to New England from his teammates, as the Fire captain will return to his first professional club this evening, when he will be inducted into the hall of fame of the United Soccer League (USL) Pro Soccer League's (PSL) Long Island Rough Riders. The Brentwood, N.Y., native will be inducted into the Rough Riders hall of fame during halftime of "The Battle for New York," pitting the PSL side against the MetroStars at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, N.Y. During his two seasons with the Rough Riders, Armas led the club in scoring in its inaugural season in 1994 and helped the club to its first USISL Championship in 1995 before departing for a career in MLS.

Quick kicks vs. Revolution

  • Staying true to form in the series, neither the Fire nor Revolution scored in the first half of Sunday's match. Of the 52 goals scored in the 17 games in the series, only 9 have been scored in the first 45 minutes of play.
  • New England is one of only two teams to have outscored the Fire in their all-time regular season series. Through 17 games, the Revolution holds a slim 27-25 scoring advantage over the Fire. The Los Angeles Galaxy (26-25) is the only other team to have outpaced the "Men in Red" in the scoring department over the years.
  • With his 90 minutes on Sunday night, defender C.J. Brown passed Jesse Marsch to take second place on the Fire's all-time minutes played list. With 13,748 minutes played, Brown trails only former goalkeeper Zach Thornton's 14,735 minutes played in a Fire uniform.


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