New England Revolution vs. Chicago Fire FC
Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.
Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Massachusetts
Predicted Weather: Partly cloudy | High 43 | Low 24
TIMELINE TO KICKOFF
Parking lots open at 11:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. for Season Members)
Gates open at 12:30 p.m. (12:15 p.m. for Season Members)
Kickoff vs. Chicago Fire FC: 1:30 p.m.
RECENT FORM VS. CHICAGO FIRE FC
Historically one of New England's fiercest foes, Chicago have been battling the Revs since joining MLS as one of the league's first expansion sides in 1998. These longtime rivals met in the playoffs a remarkable eight times in a 10-year span from 2000-09 (totaling 15 meetings), with each side winning the series on four occasions. The rivalry has been tempered in recent years, however, as the Revs and Fire haven't squared off in the postseason for more than a decade.
Chicago have held the upper hand in the recent regular-season series, going unbeaten (5-0-2) in a seven-game stretch from 2016-19. New England began to turn the tables in their last meeting, however, snapping that streak by claiming a 2-1 win at Gillette Stadium last August 24, courtesy of a stunning late winner from Gustavo Bou.
This will be the first of two regular-season meetings between the Revs and Fire in 2020, with the rematch set for May 30 at Soldier Field as the Fire return to the heart of the city for the first time since moving to Bridgeview in 2006.
Overall Record vs. Chicago: 22-28-12
Home Record vs. Chicago: 17-11-3
Last Meeting at SeatGeek Stadium: Fire 5, Revs 0 (May 8, 2019)
Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 2, Fire 1 (August 24, 2019)
HOW TO TUNE IN
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Streaming: NBCSportsBoston.com, NBC Sports mobile app
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub (English), 1260 AM Nossa Radio Boston (Portuguese)
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down the starting lineups and all the storylines on Revolution Pregame Live, available at 12:45 p.m. on the Revolution’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels as well as www.revolutionsoccer.net.
WATCH: Welcome Home | #MLSisBack at Gillette Stadium
WATCH: Revolution Pregame Live is back for 2020 (Saturday, 12:45 p.m.)
WATCH: Coffee with the Coach fueled by Dunkin' | Exclusive sit-down with Arena
READ: Lemieux Previeux | Revs open home slate vs. Chicago Fire FC
WATCH: Training Report | Home cooking starts on Saturday
WATCH: Three Numbers That Matter | How good were the Revs at home in 2019?
WATCH: Next Up | Chicago Fire FC come to Foxborough for Revs' home opener
READ: Set Up for Success | Revs aim to be sharper on set pieces vs. Chicago
READ: Zahibo looking forward to Fire after adding "more bite" in Montreal
WATCH: Fagundez | "We just have to be ready to turn it around"
WATCH: Zahibo | "It's most important we start (well) at home"
WATCH: Farrell | "We're ready to get back after it" vs. Chicago
LISTEN: Far Post Podcast | Bye on his continued evolution at right back
READ: Kessler strong in professional debut | "One of our better players"
WATCH: Highlights | Bunbury's early goal not enough as Revs fall in Montreal
READ: Recap | Revs open 2020 campaign with 2-1 loss at Impact
SHOW YOUR COLORS
Saturday afternoon will mark the official regular season debut of "The Original," New England's brand new primary kit designed as a nod to the club's original 1996 look, as Major League Soccer and the Revs enter their milestone 25th season.
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.
You can own "The Original" by picking one up at the Gillette Stadium ProShop, or by ordering online HERE.