New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire
Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Massachusetts
Predicted Weather: Sunny | High 79 | Low 58
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. for Season Members)
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. (6:15 p.m. for Season Members)
Kickoff vs. Chicago Fire: 7:30 p.m.
RECENT FORM VS. CHICAGO FIRE
The New England Revolution and Chicago Fire will square off during MLS Heineken Rivalry Week, and these two sides have nothing short of a storied history. This will be the 62nd regular-season match and 82nd overall meeting since the Fire's inaugural season in 1998, which includes 15 heated playoff matches between 2000 and 2009.
The Revs and Fire have met once already this year, and unfortunately it was a harsh 5-0 loss for New England. However, after that match, the leadership changed under sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena. Since then, the Revs are 7-1-6 through 14 games.
New England sits at sixth place in the East with 35 points, and 10th-place Chicago is only two points back. With the East playoff race being so tight, this is a vital six-pointer that you won't want to miss.
Overall Record vs. Chicago: 21-28-12
Home Record vs. Chicago: 16-11-3
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Chicago 2 (September 22, 2018)
Last Meeting at SeatGeek Stadium: Chicago 5, Revs 0 (May 8, 2019)
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Streaming: NBCSportsBoston.com, NBC Sports Boston mobile app
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio USA (Portuguese)
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down the starting lineups and all the storylines on Revolution Pregame LIVE, streaming at 6:45 p.m. on the Revolution's official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Channels as well as on www.revolutionsoccer.net.
READ: Lemieux Previeux | Playoff implications abound as Revs host old foe Fire
READ: Rivalry Rewind | Top 5 matches from a heated Revs-Fire history
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast | Bunbury and Turner join the final stop of the tour
WATCH: Two Players to Watch with Charlie Davies | Revs vs. Fire
WATCH: Three Numbers That Matter | Farrell returns for critical clash with Fire
WATCH: Training Report | Revs return home for pair of massive matches
WATCH: The Playoff Picture | A look ahead to this week's pivotal matches
WATCH: Drive Series presented by Audi | Boys and girls t-shirts and sneakers
READ: Saving for the Future | Turner "ecstatic" to sign new deal with Revs
WATCH: Top Saves | Matt Turner's best moments with the Revolution
WATCH: Turner on Re-Signing | "I'm looking forward to the future"
READ: Revs re-sign goalkeeper Matt Turner to multi-year contract
READ: Revs sign veteran goalkeeper Brad Knighton to new contract
WATCH: Arena | "I think we have to play a more complete game"
WATCH: Farrell | "It's been a while since we've had something to chase"
WATCH: Bunbury | "We've all got to be locked in right now"
WATCH: Turner | "Every minute of every game really matters" in playoff race
WATCH: Boot Room Breakdown | Bou's smooth equalizer vs. Red Bulls
WATCH: Around the League | Six points separate seven teams in East playoff race
WATCH: Noite Brasileira | Revs players learn the art of samba dancing
READ: Turner named to MLS Team of the Week after career-best performance
READ: Turner plays the hero in New Jersey homecoming | "A special night"
WATCH: Highlights | Revs come from behind to grind out draw at RBNY
READ: Recap | Revs set new club record with 1-1 draw at New York Red Bulls
DRIVE SERIES PRESENTED BY AUDI
The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation will be collecting boys and girls t-shirts (2T- Adult M) and boys and girls sneakers, with all donations directly benefiting Cradles to Crayons.
Gillette Stadium | All Gates
Donations will be accepted between 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Fans who make a donation will receive a special match day giveaway.
The New England Revolution will host 'Noite Brasileira' to celebrate the colorful culture of Brazil during Saturday's match against the Chicago Fire.
Samba your way into FanZone from 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. for special activities and performances including:
- Samba carnival style with dancers and drummers from Moves and Vibes
- Move to the rhythms of pagoda with Grupo Camarote
- Experience the Afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira with Sinha Capoeira
- Face paint by Anima Festa
- Check out some traditional cultural items from the New England Community Center
- An arts and crafts table with fun activities
Vamos lá, galera! 🕺💃— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) August 16, 2019
Come join the #NERevs for Noite Brasileira and show off YOUR samba moves in Fan Zone! 🇧🇷
Don’t forget to check out that special ticket package offer ⬇️ 👀
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If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, there is a special package available with four discounted tickets, four free meal vouchers and a meet and greet with Revolution players.
SHOW YOUR COLORS
Break out your blue kits!
The Revs will be sporting their primary kits, which take inspiration from the Boston Minutemen, a North American Soccer League club that played in Foxboro's Schaefer Stadium in 1976.
You can get your own Revs 2018-19 primary jersey by visiting the Gillette Stadium Pro Shop, or clicking HERE.