Our prediction for this MLS match:
Soldier Field will host Monday’s football game between Chicago Fire and New England Revolution, the two Eastern Conference teams. Chicago failed to make a flying start to the season, with the team collecting only 8 points from possible 27, but this match could be the turning point for Raphael Wicky’s troops. Chicago Fire, though, do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, and you should bear in mind that they had no more than one shot on target in a goalless draw with Cincinnati.
The likes of Gutjahr, Kappelhof, Kronholm, and Stojanovic are all likely to miss the game with injury for the hosts. The Revs, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 home loss to New York City. New England Revolution failed to win the previous two league fixtures, but given Chicago’s current form, share of spoils is on the cards at Soldier Field. Caicedo and Gil are injured for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Bastian Schweinsteiger):
After making a name for himself at Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger moved to Manchester United in 2015 for a fee of €9 million. The German midfielder won eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, but he has yet to win the Premier League trophy with Manchester United.
However, winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany is considered Bastian’s biggest success and it is well known that he won the bronze medal with die Manschaft at the 2006 and the 2010 World Cup finals. Schweinsteiger was born on 1 August, 1984 and he scored 45 goals in 342 appearances for Bayern Munich. The German international, though, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with Manchester United as he scored no more than one goal in 18 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit.
Bastian Schweinsteiger netted once for Germany at the Euro 2016 finals and later in July he married Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic.
Highlighted Team (New England Revolution):
Unlike famous NFL club New England Patriots, the Revolution have yet to win the domestic trophy. New England participated five times in the MLS Cup final, but they were more than fortunate not to lift the silverware. The Revs played their last final in 2014, with the team losing to LA Galaxy in the title game at StubHub Center. New England Revolution, though, clinched the North American SuperLiga trophy in 2008 and that is considered as the club’s biggest success.
It has to be noted that the Revs defeated Houston Dynamo on penalties in the final of the tournament. New England Revolution were founded in 1994 and Gillette Stadium is the home ground of the club. Legendary defender Alexi Lalas played for the Revolution (1996-1997) and he scored three goals for the Gillette Stadium outfit. Fellow USA ace Clint Dempsey was part of the team as well and you should know that he netted 25 goals in 71 league appearances for the club.