Revolution 1, Fire 0
Diego Fagundez scored in the 17th minute to lead New England
over the Chicago Fire 1-0 Saturday night and end a 196-minute
scoreless streak for the Revolution.
Fagundez took a pass from Kelyn Rowe and scored from 30
Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth, dressed in pink for breast cancer
awareness month, needed to make just one save in his second shutout
of the season for New England (8-17-8), which already has been
eliminated from playoff contention.
Chicago (17-11-5) already had clinched a playoff berth.
New England, 2-1 against the Fire this season, was without
midfielder Benny Feilhaber, serving a one-game suspension for his
red card at Philadelphia on Oct. 6.
New England’s Jerry Bengtson, coming off a hat trick for
Honduras against Canada on Tuesday as Los Catrachos advanced to the
final round of World Cup qualifying, received his first yellow card
of the MLS season in the 44th minute for a reckless challenge.
Shuttleworth stopped Patrick Nyarko’s shot in the 86th off a
cross from Alvaro Fernandez.