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New England Revolution
NE
Final
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Chicago Fire
CHI
Saturday, August 17, 20137:30 PM
Gillette StadiumMLS Regular SeasonCloudyMLS LIVEAttendance: 14630

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 90'+1'NEKelyn Rowe 
 54'NEJuan Agudelo
  • Chris Tierney
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 90'+5'CHI Bakary SoumaréFight
 90'+5'NE Saer SeneFight
 34'CHI Gonzalo SegaresFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 86'NE
Ryan Guy (M)
Diego Fagundez (M)
 79'NE
Charlie Davies (F)
Chad Barrett (M)
 73'CHI
Dan Paladini (M)
Dilly Duka (M)
 68'NE
Saer Sene (F)
Juan Agudelo (F)
 64'CHI
Quincy Amarikwa (F)
Juan Luis Anangonó (F)
 63'CHI
Alex (M)
Joel Lindpere (M)

Starting Formations

1Reis2Farrell5Soares23Gonçalves8Tierney6Caldwell9Barrett11Rowe24Nguyen14Fagundez10AgudeloM9913303922152725Johnson6Anibaba22Berry4Soumaré13Segares8Duka20Larentowicz5Arévalo Rios26Lindpere33Anangonó9MageeM1211212470713RAA4

Lineups

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New England Revolution
1GMatt Reis
2DAndrew Farrell
5DA.J. Soares
23DJosé Gonçalves
8DChris Tierney
6MScott Caldwell
9MChad Barrett
11MKelyn Rowe
24MLee Nguyen
14MDiego Fagundez
10FJuan Agudelo
Chicago Fire
25GSean Johnson
6DJalil Anibaba
22DAustin Berry
4DBakary Soumaré
13DGonzalo Segares
8MDilly Duka
20MJeff Larentowicz
5MEgidio Arévalo Rios
26MJoel Lindpere
33FJuan Luis Anangonó
9FMike Magee
Bench
99Charlie Davies
13Ryan Guy
30Kevin Alston
39Saer Sene
22Bobby Shuttleworth
15Stephen McCarthy
27Jerry Bengtson
 
12Logan Pause
11Dan Paladini
21Michael Videira
24Quincy Amarikwa
70Paolo Tornaghi
71Alex
3Hunter Jumper
Managers
  Jay Heaps
 
  Frank Klopas
OFFICIALS

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RefereeEdvin Jurisevic  
Assistant RefereeCJ Morgante  
Assistant RefereeMatthew Nelson  
Fourth OfficialKevin Terry JR.  
Saturday, August 17, 2013
7:30 PM
Gillette Stadium
MLS LIVE

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Juan Agudelo and Kelyn Rowe struck in the second half to give New England a precious 2-0 victory over fellow Eastern Conference playoff-chasers Chicago on Saturday night.

Agudelo notched a worthy match-winner by clipping a Chris Tierney diagonal over onrushing goalkeeper Sean Johnson with the outside of his right foot. Rowe guaranteed the points in the late stages when he turned  home a rebound after Johnson saved well from a Saër Sène effort.

It proved no less than the home side deserved after engineering a substantial improvement in the second half and preventing the Fire – without dismissed coach Frank Klopas for the final 10 minutes of the affair – from producing an equalizer.

New England enjoyed the majority of the possession during a languid opening half, but Chicago created the two best opportunities of the stanza by pushing forward on the counter at the proper moments.

Magee nearly increased his MLS-leading goal haul to 15 inside the first 20 minutes after good work on the break by forward partner José Luis Anangono. The recent Designated Player signing stormed forward on the break, surged into the penalty area and worked the ball over to Magee at far post. Magee did well to turn the ball toward goal only to see his effort bounce off the post and skitter off to safety.

The in-form forward watched restored Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis – inserted for his first start since March as one of five changes to the Revolution starting XI – thwart another effort just before the half-hour. Magee did well to obtain position at the near post, but Reis reacted well to prevent the Fire from registering the opener.

The home side improved in the final stages of the first half. Agudelo threw himself about and caused problems, while Rowe dragged a shot wide of the far post on the stroke of halftime as the Revs attempted to assert control over the proceedings.

Agudelo handed the Revs the only goal they would need with an audacious chip nine minutes after the interval. Tierney played a long diagonal over the top. Agudelo raced behind the high Fire line, spotted Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson adrift from his line and swept the ball over the top of him with the outside of his right foot. The effort bounced over the line before Bakary Soumaré acrobatically cleared.

It took until second-half stoppage time for the Revs to secure the points. Rowe spurned a glorious chance moments earlier, but he made no mistake in stoppage time when he pounced on a rebound in the box to hand the Revs their first victory in three attempts.

Sène and Soumaré both saw red cards after the match concluded for their roles in a post-match scuffle at midfield.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Juan Agudelo The game needed a moment of brilliance and he provided it with a back heel flick goal that will be in running for Goal of the Year.
2 Matt Reis If not for Reis, the match could've taken a nasty twist for the Revs in the first half. But the 'keeper was decisive with a key save on Mike Magee in his return to the starting XI.
3 Scott Caldwell The 22-year-old grows with every game. He covers tons of ground and shows plenty of personality in bossing the middle of the field.