Notebook: Revs 1, Fire 1
June, 18, 2011
By Brian O'Connell | ESPNBoston.com
Some notes from the New England Revolution's 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night:
With the tie, the Revs extended their winless streak to six, dating back to May 21 against Los Angeles.
The Revs' record at home in 2011 is now 3-2-4.
The Revs have gone winless their last nine games vs. the Fire in league play (0-6-3).
For the second straight match, the Revs recorded 19 shots.
Dominic Oduro’s 32nd-minute goal marked the ninth time the Revs conceded the first goal of the game and kept the Revs winless (0-7-2) in matches when their opponents score first.
Rajko Lekic’s 48th-minute goal was his first since April 23 against Sporting Kansas City.
Recently-signed Ryan Guy made his Revolution debut when he came on as a substitute for Chris Tierney in the 71st minute.
Matt Reis made four of his five saves after the 60th minute.
Saturday’s match marked the second consecutive match using the 4-4-2 formation.
The match also marked the first time the Revs have hosted back-to-back matches against Eastern Conference competition.
Fire defender Cory Gibbs, who played for the Revs in 2010, started against his former club at right back.
Zak Boggs and Ryan Cochrane, both of whom started the Wednesday match at right midfielder, both sat out with injuries. Prior to the match, Boggs was listed on the Revs' injury report with an MCL strain, while Cochrane was listed with a hamstring strain.
Brian O'Connell is covering the Revolution for ESPNBoston.com. He is the co-founder of New England Soccer Today (www.nesoccertoday.com), which covers professional soccer within New England. He can be reached at BOConnell21@aol.com.