Final: Chicago Fire 1, New England Revolution 0

Revs out-shoot visiting Fire, 23-11, but cannot find equalizer after early Chicago goal

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution out-shot the visiting Chicago Fire, 23-11, but could not find an equalizer after the Fire scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the third minute through Quincy Amarikwa.

New England (7-8-2, 23 pts.) had an opportunity to draw even in the 85th minute when the team was awarded a penalty kick after Jerry Bengtson was taken down in the box, but Sean Johnson made a spectacular diving save on Chris Tierney’s effort to keep the Fire ahead.

Chicago (3-4-10, 19 pts.) snapped a five-game winless streak with tonight’s victory, while the Revolution extended their winless streak to five. In the 29th minute, the Revolution lost midfield stalwart Andy Dorman when he had to be substituted off with a right knee injury.

Key Plays

  • 3’ – CHI GOAL: Quincy Amarikwa picks up Mike Magee’s pass, gets around the defender and places his shot over Bobby Shuttleworth for the 1-0 lead | WATCH THE GOAL
  • 14’ – CHI’s Harry Shipp forces Bobby Shuttleworth into a diving save to his left after the rookie gets the ball off a free kick and works for the shot through traffic at the edge of the box | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 20’ – NE’s Teal Bunbury sees his shot saved by Sean Johnson after interplay along the left sideline led to Chris Tierney playing Bunbury into space at the top of the box
  • 23’ – YELLOW CARD: NE’s Daigo Kobayashi shown yellow for embellishment in the penalty area | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 25’ – NE’s Andy Dorman suffers a right knee injury in a collision with CHI defender Bakary Soumare
  • 27’ – NE’s Diego Fagundez picks up a loose clearance and aims for the near post, but Sean Johnson makes the save
  • 35’ – NE’s Daigo Kobayashi sees Diego Fagundez’s cross from the right side fall just ahead of him and his run on the far post | WATCH THE PLAY

HALFTIME SCORE: Chicago Fire 1, New England Revolution 0

  • 48’ – CHI’s Harry Shipp’s rising shot from 28 yards is saved by Bobby Shuttleworth | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 58’ – CHI’s Jhon Kennedy Hurtado’s header off a corner kick gets close, but it’s cleared away at the far post
  • 61’ – NE’s Chris Tierney comes close to curling in a free kick inside the far post from 19 yards out on an angle, but Sean Johnson makes the save | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 61’ – NE’s Teal Bunbury gets off a bouncing shot from 21 yards out but it’s saved off the endline by Sean Johnson | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 63’ – YELLOW CARD: NE’s Jose Goncalves shown yellow for a tackle on Quincy Amarikwa at midfield | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 65’ – NE’s Kelyn Rowe launches a shot from the top of the area after a string of Revs passes along the top of the penalty box, but it sails high
  • 66’ – NE’s Teal Bunbury gets on the end of a Chris Tierney cross, but his close-range, hard-angle shot finds side netting
  • 85’ – PENALTY AWARDED: Jerry Bengtson tackled in the box by Gonzalo Segares and a penalty kick is awarded | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 85’ – PENALTY KICK SAVE: NE’s Chris Tierney takes the penalty attempt and Sean Johnson saves it to his right. The rebound bounces off the post and kicks back toward the line, but Johnson picks it up before it crosses the line | WATCH THE PLAY
  • 92+’ – NE’s Patrick Mullins tries to re-direct A.J. Soares’ shot on goal, but his header is high

FINAL SCORE: Chicago Fire 1, New England Revolution 0

Santander Man of the Match

M Scott Caldwell – Came on as a 29th-minute substitute to replace the injured Andy Dorman (R knee injury) and played a solid game while helping the team build the attack through the midfield.

Box Score

New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire
July 12, 2014 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)

Chicago Fire 1, New England Revolution 0

Scoring Summary:
CHI - Quincy Amarikwa (Mike Magee) 3

New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves ©, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi (Steve Neumann 75), Andy Dorman (Scott Caldwell 29), Kelyn Rowe (Jerry Bengtson 65), Teal Bunbury, Patrick Mullins

Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Kevin Alston, Darrius Barnes, Saer Sene

STATS: Shots 23, Shots on target 7, Saves 5, Corner kicks 9, Offsides 3, Fouls 15, Possession 62.5%, Passes 493 (79.3%)

Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson, Gonzalo Segares, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Bakary Soumare, Lovel Palmer, Harrison Shipp, Jeff Larentowicz ©, Matt Watson (Chris Ritter 77), Alex (Grant Ward 88), Quincy Amarikwa (Matthew Fondy 71), Mike Magee

Substitutes Not Used: Kyle Reynish, Greg Cochrane, Logan Pause, Patrick Ianni

STATS: Shots 11, Shots on target 6, Saves 7, Corner kicks 5, Offsides 2, Fouls 11, Possession 37.5%, Passes 293 (62.8%)

Misconduct Summary:
NE – Daigo Kobayashi (caution) 23
NE – Jose Goncalves (caution) 63
CHI – Patrick Ianni (caution) 84
CHI – Grant Ward (caution) 92+

Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Assistant Referees: Jeff Muschik, Jason White
Fourth Official: Kevin Terry Jr.

Weather: Clear, 81 degrees
Attendance: 15,406

Team Records
Chicago Fire: 3-4-10, 19 pts.
New England Revolution: 7-8-2, 23 pts.

Additional Game Notes

  • With the loss, the Revolution’s overall record dropped to 7-8-3 on the season … the Revs remain on 23 points and dip into a tie for fourth in the Eastern Conference
  • The Revolution are now 17-21-10 all-time against the Fire in regular-season play
  • With the loss, New England dropped to below .500 for the first time since April 26, when the Revs were 2-3-2 before beating Sporting Kansas City that night
  • New England have now trailed at half time six times this season and lost each time
  • Tonight marked the fifth consecutive regular-season game the Revolution have conceded the opening goal … the Revs lost all five of those games
  • New England has now lost five consecutive games for the first time since a stretch between July 29 and Aug. 25, 2012
  • Andy Dorman left the field in the 29th minute after suffering a right knee injury and was replaced by Scott Caldwell … Caldwell’s appearance was his first since coming in as a 81st-minute substitute against D.C. United (May 24)
  • Tonight was the first time this season that the Revolution have lost a game that Scott Caldwell entered as a substitute … The Revs are now 7-1-1 when Caldwell has come on as a substitute
  • Jerry Bengtson made his first appearance since returning from the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he played with Honduras when he replaced Kelyn Rowe in the 65th minute … Bengtson made his first appearance for the Revolution since starting against Sporting Kansas City on April 26
  • Steve Neumann made his team-leading 12th substitute appearance this season tonight … he has come on in each of the last 11 games
  • Chris Tierney’s failed penalty kick conversion was the fourth the Revs have been awarded this season, but the first penalty kick the Revolution have failed to score … Lee Nguyen scored the previous three attempts … Tierney scored his only previous penalty kick attempt for the Revolution, converting against Columbus (Oct. 19, 2013)
  • A.J. Soares remains the Revolution’s only player who has played every minute of every game this season … he has started all 17 matches and played all 1,530 minutes
  • Bobby Shuttleworth dropped to 1-2-1 against Chicago, posting a 1.25 goals against average and one shutout
  • New England made two changes from the game against Real Salt Lake (July 4), with Andy Dorman and Teal Bunbury coming in for Darrius Barnes and the suspended Lee Nguyen, respectively
  • With Andy Dorman returning to the side in midfield, A.J. Soares moved back to center back and Andrew Farrell shifted to right back, replacing Darrius Barnes
  • Andy Dorman returned to the lineup after serving a one game suspension against Real Salt Lake for yellow card accumulation
  • Teal Bunbury returned to the lineup after coming on as a substitute against Real Salt Lake, replacing Lee Nguyen … with the change, Kelyn Rowe moved inside to central midfield, with Bunbury playing on the wing