Matchday Guide 2021 | Revolution at Chicago Fire FC

MATCHDAY GUIDE | New England Revolution at Chicago Fire FC | April 17, 2021


New England Revolution at Chicago Fire FC

Saturday, April 17 | 8:30 p.m. ET

Soldier Field | Chicago, Ill.

Predicted Weather: Cloudy | High 51 | Low 43


Revolution Kickoff pregame coverage on WBZ-TV at 8 p.m. ET

Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub HD2 (English), WBIX 1260 Nossa Radio (Portuguese)

Saturday, April 17 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Elizabeth Pehota and Jeff Lemieux will break down all the storylines and starting XIs on Revolution Pregame Live, available live at 7:30 p.m. ET ahead of Saturday night's battle against Chicago on the Revolution’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as Pregame Live will be followed by WBZ-TV's pregame coverage, Revolution Kickoff, at 8 p.m. ET.

Monday, April 19 | 12 p.m.
Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies are back for the first installment of Outside the Booth for the 2021 season, as they'll recap Saturday's season opener at the Chicago Fire and look ahead to the squad's home opener on April 24 against D.C. United. The show, available on the Revolution's social channels, will feature in-depth analysis and commentary, and an interview with Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena, while callers can voice their opinions and ask questions by calling in at 855-728-7500.


The Revs will open the 2021 campaign with a classic MLS rivalry at Chicago Fire FC on Saturday night. This will be the 65th regular-season match and 85th overall meeting since the Fire's inaugural season in 1998, which includes 15 heated playoff matches between 2000 and 2009.

The Revs went unbeaten in a pair of meetings with Chicago last season - first battling to a 1-1 draw at Gillette Stadium in March prior to the pause in league play, and then extinguishing the Fire, 2-1, in September at Soldier Field courtesy of a Teal Bunbury brace. 

This is the 13th straight year that New England will open their season on the road and the 25th time in 26 seasons. After the Revs' run to the Eastern Conference Final in the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, there are high hopes ahead of this season. Head coach Bruce Arena has emphasized the importance of getting wins early to set the squad up for success in 2021, and the team will aim to start this trend at Chicago on Saturday.

Overall Record vs. Chicago: 23-27-14
Road Record vs. Chicago: 6-17-9

Last Meeting at Gillette Stadium: Revs 1, Fire 1 (March 7, 2020)
Last Meeting at Soldier Field: Revs 2, Fire 1 (Sept 6, 2020)


WATCH: Bring the Fight
WATCH: 2021 Season Preview Show with analysis and interviews
WATCH: Feldman and Davies preview 2021 season on WBZ-TV's Sports Final
WATCH: Training Report | All eyes on Chicago as Revs ready for the real thing
READ: Preview | Revs to kick off much-anticipated 26th season in Chicago
READ: CBS Boston, Revs announce new local broadcast partnership
WATCH: Arena previews the 2021 season with the national media
WATCH: Carles Gil | "Bruce gives me the freedom and liberty to move around"
WATCH: Turner | "To start the season strong is one of our big goals"
READ: Targeting loftier ambitions, Revs emphasize strong start in 2021
READ: Bye launches season-long fundraiser Assists for Aspiras
WATCH: Polster says Revs "have something to prove this year"
WATCH: Bye | "I'm trying to be the most consistent player possible"
WATCH: Farrell "can't wait for April 17" with preseason slate finished
WATCH: Polster | "I thought we had a really good preseason"
WATCH: Highlights | Fast start fuels Revs in wild one vs. LAFC
READ: Notebook | Preseason finale replicates regular season intensity
READ: Recap | Revs wrap up preseason with 3-3 draw vs. LAFC


Break out “The Fort" Community Kit!

The Revs will be sporting their sleek new kits, which take inspiration from the block work of American Revolution Era war forts in the New England area. This kit also pays homage to The Fort – the club’s dedicated supporters’ sections at Gillette Stadium – and features a fort-inspired blocked white shirt with a monochromatic Revolution logo, white shorts, and sky blue socks.

You can own "The Fort" community kit by visiting the Gillette Stadium Pro Shop, or clicking HERE.