Chicago Fire Soccer Club Weekly Update - May 6, 2019
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - The Chicago Fire Soccer Club will return to SeatGeek Stadium for a two-game homestand this week, hosting the New England Revolution and Minnesota United FC. The Fire are scheduled to take on the Revolution at home on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. CT (ESPN+, Univision Radio 93.5 Latino Mix). Three days later, the Men in Red will return to SeatGeek Stadium to face Minnesota United on Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. CT (ESPN+, Univision Radio WRTO AM 1200).
Coverage for both matches will begin at 6:45 p.m. CT with a live pregame show on ESPN+, presented by CIBC.
The Fire are coming off three straight games on the road, most recently securing a strong away point in a 0-0 draw against Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday, May 4. With the result, the Fire became the first team to earn a point and hold LAFC scoreless at home in 2019. The 0-0 score also marked the Men in Red's second clean sheet of the 2019 campaign.
Wednesday's match will mark the 61st meeting between the Fire and the Revolution since 1998. Entering the contest, the Men in Red are unbeaten in its last six league matches against the Revolution, dating back to Oct. 16, 2016. During that stretch, the Fire have outscored the Eastern Conference club 14-6. Overall, the Fire hold a 16-5-9 home record against the Revolution.
Heading into Wednesday's match, the Revolution are winless in their last three fixtures. Most recently, New England suffered a 6-1 away loss against the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday, May 4. New England is led in scoring by Carles Gil and Juan Fernando Caicedo, who each have three goals this season.
Saturday's match against Minnesota United will be the third all-time contest between both clubs. Heading into the match, the Fire will be searching for its first league win against the Loons. Minnesota United currently sits in sixth place in the Western Conference with a 4-3-3 record to start the season. Midfielder Darwin Quintero leads the team in goals scored (5).
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