Our prediction for this MLS match:
New England take on Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium in what is expected to be a very close encounter. The Revs are on a three-game winless run in the Major League Soccer, but despite dropping seven points in previous three league fixtures, they are still sitting in the play-offs berth. New England recorded three wins in last four home games in the league and given Chicago’s poor away record, we are tempted to put our money on Bruce Arena’s troops.
Veljko Paunovic’s men are a team with two faces. Chicago are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but you should bear in mind that they recorded only one win in previous 25 away games in the MLS. In their last meeting at Gillette Stadium the two teams played out a 2-2 draw, but home win should be considered this time out.
Highlighted Player (Diego Fagúndez):
Born on February 14, 1995 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Diego Fagundez is a 173-cm tall footballer, who plays for New England Revolution as an attacking midfielder. After spending his youth career at the likes of Leominster Youth Soccer, Greater Boston Bolts and New England Revolution, he continued playing for the Revs in MLS.
Diego Fagundez is nowadays considered one of the best New England players and it has to be noted that he scored nine goals in the 2018 season, while providing eight assists for his teammates. The Uruguayan footballer has yet to make his debut for the senior national team, but he has five caps for the Uruguay U20 team. Diego Fagundez represented la Celeste at the 2015 South American Youth Championship.
Diego Fagundez’s main position is left winger, but he is capable of playing as both centre-forward and second striker as well. His preferred foot is right and his contract with New England Revolution should expire on December 31, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Chicago Fire):
Based in the suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois, Chicago Fire is a professional soccer club who compete in Major League Soccer. Chicago Fire were founded on October 8, 1997 and one year later they won the MLS Cup by beating D.C. United (2-0) in the title game. The club play their home games at Toyota Park, the venue that was opened on June 11, 2006. Chicago Fire won four U.S. Open Cups (1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006) and in 2009 they were beaten by UANL Tigres in the North American Superliga final.
The likes of Chris Armas, DeMarcus Beasley, Brian McBride, Eric Wynalda and Frank Klopas are some of the notable footballers who played for Chicago Fire in the past. It has to be noted that a number of veterans were part of the club as well: Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Pavel Pardo, Piotr Nowak, Hristo Stoichkov and Lubos Kubik.
The club’s official colors are red and white and they are nicknamed Men in Red. Veljko Paunovic, who won the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with Serbia, is one of the club’s most famous coaches.