The New England Revolution last played the Chicago Fire in their season opener on March 9th. As is the case with most early season affairs, both team struggled to hold the ball and create opportunities. The Revs collected three points that night after Jerry Bengtson finished off a feed from Kelyn Rowe. Each team has made adjustments since then and Saturday’s matchup will be a showcase of who has grown more.
“They are a completely different team,” head coach Jay Heaps explained. “Chicago has added some really quality players. Not only that, I think they’re playing better futbol.”
The Fire, who went winless in their first four games, is currently on a four game undefeated streak with the playoffs in sight. A big part of the team’s revival has been the arrival of Mike Magee. The Chicago native has collected eight goals and two assists since joining club while guiding them to a 7-2-2 record.
“What’s so difficult about Mike is that there’s not really one thing that he ...