Nick Firchau and Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle preview the Saturday evening match between the New England Revolution and Chicago Fire. Watch it unfold on Saturday kicking off at 7:30pm ET on Comcast SportsNet.
Brad Feldman and Jeff Causey recap the Revs' 2-0 win over Chicago for Comcast SportNet New England.
Diego Fagundez (Kelyn Rowe) gives the Revs a 1-0 lead against the Chicago Fire in the 18th minute.
The Revs have three matches left and may be able to play spoiler in their final home match of 2012 on Saturday, October 20 at Gillette Stadium against the Chicago Fire. The Revs put out the Fire 2-0 back on June 2 at Gillette, with Benny Feilhaber and Kelyn Rowe leading the charge with a goal and assist apiece (Recap).
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Work to be done
Let’s not get ahead ourselves, however, as there is work to be done this weekend. The Revolution heads to Philadelphia to take on the Union at PPL Park on Saturday (7 p.m. kickoff). The Revs will be looking for their first win at PPL Park (0-1-2 all-time), having dropped a 2-1 decision to the Union back on July 29. Meanwhile, the Fire travels to New York to take on the Red Bulls in a huge, nationally-televised match on NBC at 3:30 p.m. at Red Bull Arena. Before all of this, Chicago and Philadelphia square off this Wednesday night at Toyota Park. The Fire will be looking to move ahead of New York in the standings, where both teams currently sit at 53 points – but if they don’t …
Put out the Fire?
I write this from my desk at Gillette Stadium, but as a Revs fan it goes without saying that I don’t want to root for either team in the NBC matchup. In this case, however, I am pulling for New York . As dirty and unnatural as it feels, a New York win puts the Revs in a great position to play spoiler on October 20, as nothing is locked up in the East. And how much more fun would that be – a must-win for the Fire in front of another expected great crowd at Gillette? Will make for an interesting Saturday, that’s for sure.