Chicago Fire 4, New England Revolution 1 | 2017 MLS Match Recap

The Chicago Fire remain red-hot at Toyota Park, defeating the New England Revolution, 4-1, to win their ninth straight home game Saturday night.

Matt Polster put the Fire in front on eight minutes, heading down Joao Meira’s cross before taking a heavy first touch. He recovered with his second touch before scoring with the outside of his right foot.

Kei Kamara leveled in the 24th minute, rising up to latch onto Lee Nguyen’s free kick and putting his downward header in from eight yards out.

Juninho scored his first goal in a Chicago Fire uniform in the 39th minute after Bastian Schweinsteinger’s clever dummy on a Patrick Doody pass.

Doody picked up his second assist when his terrific ball to the back post was headed in by an unmarked Michael de Leeuw 10 minutes later. Luis Solignac capped the scoring in the second minute of second-half stoppage time on Doody's third assist of the night. 

Goals

  • 8’ – CHI – Matt Polster WATCH 
  • 24’ – NE – Kei Kamara WATCH
  • 39’ – CHI – Juninho WATCH
  • 49’ – CHI – Michael de Leeuw WATCH
  • 90'+2' - CHI - Luis Solignac WATCH

Three Things

  1. NINE TIMES: Although it’s been 35 days since their last home game, the Fire picked up where they left off last month with their ninth consecutive home win, tied for second longest in MLS history with the Miami Fusion from August 4, 2000 to June 9, 2001. They are now 10-0-1 at the friendly confines of Toyota Park. To put that in perspective they last won 10 home games in 2013 when they were 10-4-3.
  2. HOWDY DOODY: Patrick Doody is making a case to remain in the Fire starting XI. Filling in for the injured Brandon Vincent, he had an assist on his first start of the season in a 3-2 loss to Sporting Kansas City and added three more helpers in the win over the Revs in his second consecutive start.
  3. HOW SWEEP IT IS: With Saturday’s win, the Fire swept the Revs in three meetings this year, winning 2-1 on June 17 and 3-0 on April 15. Chicago also moved within three points of Toronto FC in the Supporters' Shield race with a showdown between the two on the horizon August 19 at Toyota Park.

Next Up

  • CHI: Saturday, August 12 – at Columbus Crew (7:30 PM | MLS LIVE)
  • NE: Saturday, August 12 – vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (8:00 PM | TSN, MLS LIVE)

 

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