New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire FC
Saturday, October 16 | 7 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.
Predicted Weather: Chance of rain | High 73 | Low 59
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 4 p.m.
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
Kickoff vs. Chicago at 7 p.m.
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: TV38, myRITV, CoziTV
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)
REVOLUTION PREGAME LIVE
Saturday, October 16 | 6 p.m.
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the major storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 6 p.m. ahead of Saturday night's battle against 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 host Chicago Fire FC on Saturday night in a classic MLS rivalry presented by Santander. This will be the 67th regular-season match and 87th overall meeting since the Fire's inaugural season in 1998. These meetings also include an unforgettable 15 heated playoff matches between 2000 and 2009 that has fueled this longstanding MLS duel.
This will be the third and final regular-season meeting between New England and Chicago this year. The two sides met less than a month ago, when the Revs defeated the Fire, 3-2, at Soldier Field. This victory clinched New England’s berth in the 2021 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, while also setting a single-season club record for victories, which the team is still building on (20-4-5).
Meanwhile, Chicago sit below the playoff line at 12th place in the East with 27 points, going 7-16-6 through 29 games. The Fire are coming off a 3-1 loss at Toronto FC, extending their losing streak away from home to four straight games as they visit Gillette Stadium on Saturday. Furthermore, Chicago has also gone 1-11-1 on the road as a whole this season, only picking up four points away from home.
As the Fire come to play at the Revs, who have made Foxborough a fortress, New England will aim to build on their home record of 11-1-2. Now that the Revs have clinched the No. 1 spot in the East, each battle for three points will aid the squad in their race to claim the Supporters' Shield.
As New England continues their record-breaking season, this will be a match that you will not want to miss.
Overall Record vs. Chicago: 24-27-15
Home Record vs. Chicago: 17-10-5
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 1, Fire 1 (March 7, 2020)
Last Meeting at Soldier Field: Revs 3, Fire 2 (September 22, 2021)
READ: Preview | Revs return from break to begin season's final stretch vs. Fire
WATCH: Training Report | What's next after clinching top seed in East?
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast | Expectations, accolades, and playoffs
READ: Revs ready to put rare extended training period to the test vs. Chicago
WATCH: Arena | "The ultimate goal is to get our team prepared for the playoffs"
WATCH: Jones | "We've put in a lot of good work over these last couple of weeks"
WATCH: McNamara on Fire matchup | "You have to be able to match their energy"
READ: Buchanan on the scoresheet again as Canada claim big win over Panama
READ: Boateng back after four-game injury absence | "I feel ready to go again"
READ: Buksa stays red hot with another goal in Poland's win over San Marino
READ: 16-day break welcomed before "a very difficult month of October"
READ: Atop the table, Revs seek to improve | "Nothing to hang our hats on just yet"
READ: Turner keeps eighth USMNT clean sheet in win, Buchanan helps Canada to draw
READ: Revs' historic season approaching more records with five games remaining
READ: Revs clinch top seed in East, secure first-round bye and homefield advantage
READ: MLS Team of the Week | Bou (1G, 1A) honored for third time in 2021
READ: Revs move to 13-1-2 since early July, but insist "there's still room for improvement"
WATCH: Highlights | Early onslaught guides Revs to first 20-win season in club history
READ: Recap | Revs claim 4-1 win over CF Montreal to complete unbeaten September (5-0-1)
SANTANDER CULTIVATE SMALL BUSINESS FARMERS MARKET
Women-Owned Small Business Spotlight
In celebration of National Women’s Small Business month, Santander is partnering with the New England Revolution to spotlight 12 women-owned small businesses from Santander’s Cultivate Small Business program at Gillette Stadium for the Chicago Fire FC match.
Come join us in celebrating these women-owned businesses in the Revolution Fan Zone at Gillette Stadium from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. The day will be filled with food, fun, and recognizing these amazing women-owned businesses who have made a real impact on the communities they serve. Learn more about Santander’s Cultivate Small Business Program and the amazing women-owned businesses we will be spotlighting HERE.
DRIVE SERIES PRESENTED BY DAN O'BRIEN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP
The Revolution Drive Series presented by the Dan O’Brien Automotive Group is back on Saturday! New socks will be collected at all stadium points of entry on behalf of Socktober. The organization provides socks to the homeless. Everyone who donates will receive a car magnet courtesy of the Revs Charitable Foundation and Dan O’Brien Automotive Group.
AUDI 2021 MLS CUP PLAYOFFS
The New England Revolution have clinched the No. 1 spot in the East, a first-round bye, and guaranteed homefield advantage through the conference final. The conference semifinals at Gillette Stadium will take place on a date between November 25-30. Stay tuned for details on how to purchase tickets in mid-October.
You can also ‘Bring the Fight’ and purchase your Revolution playoff gear HERE.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
The Revs will be sporting "The Original," New England's primary kit designed as a nod to the club's original 1996 look. The sleek white stripe across the jersey echoes the angled stripes across the '96 kit, while the blue top is complemented by red shorts similar to those worn by the Revolution's first-ever squad.