New England Revolution at Chicago Fire FC
Wednesday, September 22 | 8 p.m. ET
Soldier Field | Chicago, Ill.
Predicted Weather: Chance of rain | High 64 | Low 55
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: TV38, myRITV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese), SiriusXM FC Channel 157
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Wednesday, September 22 | 7:15 p.m.
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the major storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 7:15 p.m. ahead of Wednesday night's battle at Chicago on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
RECENT FORM VS. CHICAGO FIRE FC
The New England Revolution will visit Chicago Fire FC on Wednesday night in a classic MLS rivalry. This will be the 66th regular-season match and 86th overall meeting since the Fire's inaugural season in 1998, which includes 15 heated playoff matches between 2000 and 2009.
The Revs have not faced the Fire since their season opener back in April, when the two teams played to a 2-2 draw at Soldier Field. New England came from behind after conceding twice inside of 11 minutes, as strikers Adam Buksa and Gustavo Bou leveled the score only 27 minutes into the match for each side to take a point to start off the season.
A lot has changed since then.
Chicago sits at 12th place in the East with 23 points, going 6-14-5 through 25 games. The Fire are coming off a 2-0 loss to CF Montréal this past weekend at Stade Saputo. Chicago has gone 1-4-0 in their last five games - all on the road - only scoring one goal in that span since August 21. The Fire have also gone 1-10-1 on the road as a whole this season, only picking up four points away from home.
Meanwhile, New England have been a force on the road with an East-leading record of 7-3-3 as they visit Soldier Field. The Revs are also still No. 1 in the Supporters' Shield race with a 10-point lead over Sporting Kansas City, and first in the East with a 15-point advantage over Nashville SC.
As the Revs look to take another three points and add to their claim atop the league, this will be an Eastern Conference battle you won’t want to miss.
Overall Record vs. Chicago: 23-27-15
Road Record vs. Chicago: 6-17-10
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 1, Fire 1 (March 7, 2020)
Last Meeting at Soldier Field: Revs 2, Fire 2 (April 17, 2021)
READ: Preview | Midweek road trip sends Revs to the Windy City for showdown with Fire
WATCH: Dan O'Brien's Awesome Drive to the Match | Revs aim to rebound in Chicago
WATCH: Arena on busy week | "We try to put a team on the field that's as fresh as they can be"
WATCH: Buchanan on stretch run | "We know what there is to play for this year"
WATCH: Jones | "Our biggest goal right now is just to finish top of the East"
WATCH: Twellman talks concussion awareness, ThinkTaylor, and #TTPledge
READ: Chances go begging in draw with Crew | "It's a lesson to be ruthless"
WATCH: Highlights | Revs outshoot Crew, 33-6, but settle for 1-1 draw in Foxborough
READ: Recap | Revs match club record for shots (33) in come-from-behind draw with Crew
SALUTE TO HEROES GAME-WORN JERSEY AUCTION
As part of New England’s Salute to Heroes night, Revolution players wore jerseys which featured special patches to honor active and retired Military service members and first responders, as well as American-themed numbers during their match on Saturday, September 11. Now is your chance to bid on these one-of-a-kind Revolution jerseys. All proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit USO New England and Tuesday's Children.
KICK CHILDHOOD CANCER PRE-MATCH JERSEYS
As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, the Revs have partnered with MLS WORKS on several initiatives to raise awareness and funds in the battle against childhood cancer.
In recognition of these of efforts, the Revs will wear special gold-themed warm-up shirts before all matches in September to symbolize their unity towards kicking childhood cancer.
The Revolution's official 'Kick Childhood Cancer' match will be on September 25 against Orlando City SC. You will also notice gold-themed elements including soccer balls, corner flags, captain’s armband and more throughout the stadium throughout the entire month, as well as during the ‘Kick Childhood Cancer’ match.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
Break out 'The Fort' Community Kit!
The Revs will be sporting their sleek secondary kits, which take inspiration from the block work of American Revolution Era war forts in the New England area. This kit also pays homage to The Fort - the club's dedicated supporters' sections at Gillette Stadium - and features a fort-inspired blocked white shirt with a monochromatic Revolution logo, white shorts, and sky-blue socks.
You can own 'The Fort' Community Kit by visiting the Gillette Stadium Pro Shop, or clicking HERE.