FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution (6-4-5, 23 pts.) played the Chicago Fire (5-7-3, 18 pts.) to a 1-1 draw at Toyota Park on Saturday evening. Revolution forward Teal Bunbury scored the game-tying goal in the 82nd minute of play. Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger recorded the lone goal scored by the home side in the 63rd minute of the match.
Bunbury's ninth goal of the season matches his career high for goals in a single season, previously achieved in 2011 with Sporting Kansas City. He has scored all nine of his goals in New England's last 12 games, including four in the club's last five matches, and is tied for the third most tallies in MLS this season.
Midfielder Diego Fagundez recorded the assist on Bunbury's game-tying strike. The Revolution Homegrown midfielder joins forward/midfielder Cristian Penilla as the only Revolution players to record at least four goals and four assists this season.
New England will train in Chicago on Sunday before traveling west for a midweek match with the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, June 13. The match at Avaya Stadium kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston. Fans may also listen on the radio in English on 98.5 The Sports Hub and in Portuguese on 1260 AM Nossa Radio.
New England Revolution 1, Chicago Fire 1
June 9, 2018 – Toyota Park (Bridgeview, Ill.)
Revolution Play Chicago Fire to a Draw, 1-1
- The Revolution played the Chicago Fire to a draw, 1-1, on Saturday, bringing the club’s record to 6-4-5 (23 pts.) through 15 matches of the 2018 regular season. The Revolution are now 1-2-3 on the road in 2018.
- New England's all-time record against Chicago moves to 21-26-12, including a 5-16-9 mark on the road.
- The Revs remain undefeated this season when Teal Bunbury (5-0-4) scores a goal.
Revs Claim Road Result in Fourth of Six Contests
- Tonight's victory marks the fourth time through six road matches this season that the Revolution have recorded at least a point (1-2-3).
Bunbury Matches Career High with Ninth Goal of Season
- Forward Teal Bunbury registered the game-tying goal in the 82nd minute of tonight's match. Bunbury has now scored a team-high nine goals, tying his MLS single-season high.
- His nine goals currently rank tied for third most among MLS players this season, trailing only Atlanta's Josef Martinez (13) and Columbus' Gyasi Zardes (10).
Fagundez Becomes Second Revolution Player to Reach Four Goals, Four Assists
- Midfielder Diego Fagundez recorded the assist on Teal Bunbury's 83rd minute game-tying goal. The assist was Fagundez's fourth of the season and the 36th of his career.
- Fagundez joins forward/midfielder Cristian Penilla (5G, 5A) as the only Revolution players with at least four goals and four assists this season.
Caicedo Registers Best Passing Performance of Revolution Players in 2018
- Midfielder Luis Caicedo completed 24 of 26 passes in tonight's match, good for a passing accuracy of 92.3 percent. That mark is the highest of any Revolution player who attempted a minimum of 15 passes in a match this season.
Revolution Make No Changes to Starting XI
- Revolution Head Coach Brad Friedel made no changes to the club’s starting lineup from its most recent MLS match on June 2 vs. New York.
Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistant Referees: Peter Balciunas (AR1), Jeremy Kieso (AR2)
Fourth Official: Kevin Broadley
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
Weather: 74 Degrees and Cloudy
CHI – Bastian Schweinsteiger 2 (Aleksandar Katai 3) 63'
NE – Teal Bunbury 9 (Diego Fagundez 4) 82'
NE – Claude Dielna (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 31'
NE – Teal Bunbury (Yellow Card – Unsporting Behavior) 83'
New England Revolution: Matt Turner; Claude Dielna ©, Jalil Anibaba, Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell; Kelyn Rowe (Wilfried Zahibo 75'), Luis Caicedo; Cristian Penilla, Diego Fagundez, Krisztián Németh (Juan Agudelo 69'); Teal Bunbury
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Brandon Bye, Scott Caldwell, Zachary Herivaux, Brian Wright
Chicago Fire: Richard Sánchez; Brandon Vincent, Kevin Ellis, Johan Kappelhof, Jorge Corrales; Mo Adams, Dax McCarty © (Brandt Bronico 84'), Bastian Schweinsteiger; Aleksandar Katai, Nemanja Nikolic (Alan Gordon 20'), Luis Solignac (Diego Campos 78')
Substitutes Not Used: Stefan Cleveland, Rafael Ramos, Daniel Johnson, Jonathan Campbell