The Chicago Fire defeated the New England Revolution 1-0 on Saturday night, marking the home team's fifth straight loss. Quincy Amarikwa, assisted by Mike Magee, scored the game winner in just the third minute for a crowd of 15,406 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Despite the loss, the Revolution out-shot the visiting Fire, 23-11.
With the loss, New England (7-8-2, 23 pts.) fell to fourth in the Eastern Conference and 10th overall. Chicago (3-4-10, 19 pts.) snapped a five-game winless streak and now stand eighth in the East and 16th across the league.
New England made two starting line-up changes from the last game. Andy Dorman, returning from suspension for yellow card accumulation, and Teal Bunbury replaced Darrius Barnes and suspended Lee Nguyen, respectively. A.J. Soares started as center back and Andrew Farrell at right back. Honduran Jerry Bengtson made his first appearance since returning from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, when he replaced Kelyn Rowe in the 65th minute. Homegrown midfielder Scott Caldwell came on to replace injured Andy Dorman in the 29th minute.
"I thought we had some good chances," said Farrell. "We had a few solid set pieces and the PK obviously. I thought for the second half, besides the one on one we gave them, we carried the play, but that’s soccer. We could have come away with a victory but it just wasn’t our day."
The Revolution next see action when they visit the LA Galaxy at Stub Hub Center on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
CHI - Quincy Amarikwa (Mike Magee) 3
New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth, Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves ©, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell, Diego Fagundez, Daigo Kobayashi (Steve Neumann 75), Andy Dorman (Scott Caldwell 29), Kelyn Rowe (Jerry Bengtson 65), Teal Bunbury, Patrick Mullins
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton, Kevin Alston, Darrius Barnes, Saer Sene
STATS: Shots 23, Shots on target 7, Saves 5, Corner kicks 9, Offsides 3, Fouls 15, Possession 62.5%, Passes 493 (79.3%)
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson, Gonzalo Segares, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Bakary Soumare, Lovel Palmer, Harrison Shipp, Jeff Larentowicz ©, Matt Watson (Chris Ritter 77), Alex (Grant Ward 88), Quincy Amarikwa (Matthew Fondy 71), Mike Magee
Substitutes Not Used: Kyle Reynish, Greg Cochrane, Logan Pause, Patrick Ianni
STATS: Shots 11, Shots on target 6, Saves 7, Corner kicks 5, Offsides 2, Fouls 11, Possession 37.5%, Passes 293 (62.8%)
NE – Daigo Kobayashi (caution) 23
NE – Jose Goncalves (caution) 63
CHI – Patrick Ianni (caution) 84
CHI – Grant Ward (caution) 92+
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Assistant Referees: Jeff Muschik, Jason White
Fourth Official: Kevin Terry Jr.