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#NERevs looking to build off NYC win vs Chicago #cf97 #CHIvNE

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After losing a season and league high five straight matches, the New England Revolution finally won a game.  Last week at home and in front of a record crowd, the Revs managed a 1-0 win over New York City FC.  The task at hand now for Heaps and company will be to build upon that win and get another against the Fire this Saturday, July 25th (8:30pm).

The Fire are currently 10th in the East (5W-11L-3T) and are coming off back to back losses against the Columbus Crew in league play.  They will be entering Saturdays game on short rest after having a midweek (Wednesday) match in Open Cup play against Orlando.  Head Coach and Director of Soccer, Frank Yallop will not be looking past New England despite the strong line up fielded against Orlando City and the importance of the Open Cup.  The Fire eliminated Orlando with a 3-1…

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#NERevs looking to build off NYC win vs Chicago #cf97 #CHIvNE

After losing a season and league high five straight matches, the New England Revolution finally won a game.  Last week at home and in front of a record crowd, the Revs managed a 1-0 win over New York City FC.  The task at hand now for Heaps and company will be to build upon that win and get another against the Fire this Saturday, July 25th (8:30pm).

The Fire are currently 10th in the East (5W-11L-3T) and are coming off back to back losses against the Columbus Crew in league play.  They will be entering Saturdays game on short rest after having a midweek (Wednesday) match in Open Cup play against Orlando.  Head Coach and Director of Soccer, Frank Yallop will not be looking past New England despite the strong line up fielded against Orlando City and the importance of the Open Cup.  The Fire eliminated Orlando with a 3-1 home victory.  Patrick Nyarko opened the scoring with a 3′ goal and Kennedy Igboananike, who came off the bench, finished it with two late goals (87′ 90′) for the win.   Chicago will be without the services of Quincy Amarikwa who was traded to San Jose for defender Ty Harden (6/26/15) and Jason Johnson is suspended.  David Accam is the Fire’s leading scorer with five on the year.

In order to get points from the visit to Toyota Park in Bridgeview Illinois,  New England will have to rely on Lee Nguyen to put in another solid performance.  It was Nguyen who scored the game winner versus NYC after being set up nicely by Diego Fagundez (Replay).  The Rev’s are currently in 5th place (7W-9L-6T) and have struggled to score but especially defend.  The Rev’s have given up more goals this season then all but one other club.   Jermaine Jones is back with the team from injury but is unlikely to contribute.  Although, Jose Goncalves will be available after missing last week on a suspension.  Coach Jay Heaps will also be counting on Chris Tierney to put in another solid effort.  Tierney was named to the MLS All Star team and served as team captain in the victory last week against New York.

NE YC Watch: Nguyen and Woodberry

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