FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Benny Feilhaber and Kelyn Rowe each scored one goal and assisted on the other as the New England Revolution claimed a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night at rain-soaked Gillette Stadium.
Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis made three saves to guide New England to its second shutout of the season. The victory was the Revolution’s first regular-season triumph over the Fire since May 6, 2007, snapping a 10-game winless run (0-7-3) in the series.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Kelyn Rowe knew he didn’t have 90 minutes to give on Saturday night against the Chicago Fire. The Revolution rookie had seen 25 minutes off the bench last weekend against D.C. United before playing the entire match – 120 minutes – as New England fell to the Harrisburg City Islanders in a penalty shootout in a U.S. Open Cup match on Tuesday.
Luckily, Rowe needed only a few minutes to make an impact in the Revolution’s 2-0 win over the Fire. The 20-year-old midfielder entered the fray in the 64th minute and within 10 minutes he’d helped decide the match, scoring the eventual game-winning goal in the 69th minute before assisting on Benny Feilhaber’s insurance goal four minutes later.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – There’s no doubt Jay Heaps will have his New England Revolution side prepared ahead of Saturday night’s visit from the Chicago Fire. It’s just that in this case, multiple game plans may be necessary to counteract the Fire’s rapidly changing approach.