FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (May 27, 2023) – The New England Revolution (7-3-4; 25 pts.) came from behind to earn a 3-3 draw against Chicago Fire FC (3-4-7, 16 pts.) at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. After conceding two goals to Chicago in the first 22 minutes, the Revolution came roaring back to equalize through Noel Buck and Bobby Wood before halftime. The visitors regained the lead in the 78th minute, before Jozy Altidore leveled the match at 3-3 in the 83rd minute to secure a point for New England.
Chicago claimed an early lead in the 10th minute when Georgios Koutsias was played in behind New England’s backline by Xherdan Shaqiri and slotted his shot past Djordje Petrović for the opening goal. Fire FC then doubled its lead in the 22nd minute on an own goal charged to Andrew Farrell.
In need of a spark, 18-year-old Noel Buck delivered as he uncorked a left-footed shot from outside the area, tucking it inside the post to pull one back for New England in the 38th minute. The goal was the Homegrown Player’s second of the season and his third in MLS.
Two minutes later, Bobby Wood nodded home his team-leading fourth goal of the season following a corner kick sent in by Emmanuel Boateng and flicked on by Christian Makoun. Wood also picked up an assist on Buck’s goal to give him his second goal-and-assist performance of the season.
Chicago looked to have stolen the match late with a goal by Maren Haile-Selassie in the 78th minute, but New England erased that deficit only five minutes later. Carles Gil, who entered in the 62nd minute as a substitute, delivered a corner kick that was headed on to the far post by Dave Romney and tapped in by Jozy Altidore. The goal was Altidore’s first of the season, while the assist was Gil’s team-high fifth helper.
New England will play two away matches next week, beginning Wednesday, May 31 at Atlanta United FC. The 7:00 p.m. ET match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium airs nationally on FS1 and on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV in English and Spanish, as well as on the radio at 98.5 The Sports Hub and 1260 AM Nossa Radio in Portuguese. The Revolution will then travel to New York City FC for a Saturday afternoon match on June 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET (MLS Season Pass).
- The Revolution remain unbeaten at home in the 2023 regular season (4-0-3).
- New England’s tallies in the 38th and 40th minutes marked the team’s fastest pair of goals since scoring three minutes apart on Oct. 20, 2021 at D.C. United.
- New England has scored seven goals in the final 15 minutes of the first half, second-most in MLS.
- Tonight’s match was the 70th regular season meeting between New England and Chicago, the 85th including playoffs. The Revolution’s nine-game unbeaten streak against Chicago is the longest in series history.
- F Bobby Wood earned his 10th start of the season and scored his fourth goal of the season, most on the team.
- M Noel Buck, making his 14th appearance and 12th start of the campaign, scored an MLS Goal of the Week candidate with a long-range rocket in the 38th minute to cut Chicago’s lead in half. The goal was his second of the season for the Arlington, Mass. native.
- F Jozy Altidore scored his first goal of the 2023 MLS season, his first goal with New England since March 12, 2022.
- M Carles Gil entered as a substitute in the 62nd minute and recorded his fifth assist of the season.
- D DeJuan Jones recorded the 100th start of his MLS regular season career, all with new England.
- D Dave Romney, who recorded his first Revolution assist, has continued to play all 1,260 minutes of the regular season through 14 games.
- In tonight’s match, D Andrew Farrell became the first Revolution player to surpass 30,000 minutes played in all competitions for the club.
- D/M Christian Makoun featured on the backline for his third start and fourth appearance of the season, earning an assist on Wood’s goal.
- M Emmanuel Boateng made his sixth consecutive start and recorded his second assist of the campaign.
New England Revolution 3, Chicago Fire FC 3
May 27, 2023 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
Referee: Malik Badawi
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga (AR1), Kevin Lock (AR2)
Fourth Official: Armando Villareal
Video Assistant Referee: Ramy Touchan
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Joshua Patlak
Weather: 69 degrees and clear
CHI – Georgios Koutsias 3 (Xherdan Shaqiri 1) 10’
CHI – Andrew Farrell (Own Goal) 22’
NE – Noel Buck 2 (Bobby Wood) 38’
NE – Bobby Wood 4 (Christian Makoun 1, Emmanuel Boateng 2) 40’
CHI – Maren Haile-Selassi 3 (Kei Kamara 1) 79’
NE – Jozy Altidore 1 (Dave Romney 1, Carles Gil 5) 83’
CHI – Jairo Torres (Yellow Card – Tactical Foul) 47’
NE – Latif Blessing (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 50’
NE – DeJuan Jones (Yellow Card – Bad Foul) 90’
CHI – Chris Brady (Yellow Card – Time Wasting) 90’+2
New England Revolution: Djordje Petrović; Christian Makoun, Dave Romney, Andrew Farrell ©; DeJuan Jones, Noel Buck, Matt Polster, Latif Blessing (Carles Gil 62’), Emmanuel Boateng (Justin Rennicks 82’); Bobby Wood (Jozy Altidore 82’), Giacomo Vrioni
Substitutes Not Used: Earl Edwards Jr., Esmir Bajraktarević, Joshua Bolma, Omar Gonzalez, Jack Panayotou, Ben Sweat
Chicago Fire FC: Chris Brady; Miguel Navarro, Wyatt Omsberg, Mauricio Pineda (Rafael Czichos 62’), Kendall Burks (Arnaud Souquet 72’), Maren Haile-Selassie, Xherdan Shaqiri ©, Jairo Torres, Gaston Gimenez, Kacper Przybylko (Kai Kamara 62’), Georgios Koutsias (Alonso Aceves 72’)
Substitutes Not Used: Spencer Richey, Daniel Aceves, Missael Rodriguez, Javier Casas, Alex Monis
Full statistics available HERE.