Lineup Notes | Chicago Fire FC at New England Revolution


Chicago travels to New England for their 72nd encounter with the Revolution set for 1 p.m. CT on MLS Season Pass. The match will also be transmitted locally in Chicago via in English and WRTO 1200 AM in Spanish.

The Fire holds a 27-24-20 overall record against the Revolution, and heads to Gillette Stadium after earning their first win of the season last weekend against CF Montréal. Goals from Maren Haile-Selassie, Brian Gutiérrez, Hugo Cuypers and Kellyn Acosta led the team to a come-from-behind victory after going down by two goals in the opening minutes of the match.

New England is still in search of their first victory of the MLS regular season under head coach Caleb Porter while also competing in the Concacaf Champions Cup.  

  • With the victory against Montréal, Head Coach Frank Klopas became the third coach in Club history to register 50 wins, alongside Bob Bradley (82) and Dave Sarachan (55).
  • Midfielder Fabian Herbers will don the captain’s armband against the New England Revolution, as Xherdan Shaqiri is away with the Switzerland Men’s National Team.
  • Midfielder Gastón Giménez will play in his 100th MLS match against New England, all 100 of which have been as a member of the Chicago Fire. He becomes the first Argentine-born player to reach 100 games for Chicago, and the 31st Argentine-born player to reach 100 MLS appearances in MLS history.
  • Goalkeeper Spencer Richey earns his first start of the MLS regular season, replacing Chris Brady who is currently at an international training camp with the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team. Richey was part of the Fire’s U.S. Open Cup squad that won 6-0 on Wednesday night in the first round of the 2024 edition of the historic tournament.
  • Defender Jonathan Dean earns his first start of the season, replacing Chase Gasper on the left side of the back line. 
  • Tobias Salquist earns his third-straight start of the season, while Rafael Czichos and Allan Arigoni start together for the fifth-straight match. Arigoni and Czichos have played the full 90 minutes in the Fire’s four games so far this season.
  • Midfielder Kellyn Acosta will start his fourth-straight match for the Fire. Acosta’s 90+9th minute goal against CF Montréal was the latest game-winning goal in regulation time in Club history, earning the veteran Team of the Matchday honors for Matchday 5.
  • Midfielders Brian Gutiérrez and Maren Haile-Selassie, and forward Hugo Cuypers start their fifth-consecutive match together. All three players scored in the come-from-behind win last week at home against Montréal.
  • Forward Victor Bezerra (upper leg); midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (national team), defenders Andrew Gutman (upper leg) and Wyatt Omsberg (upper leg); and goalkeeper Chris Brady (national team) will not be available for today’s match.
  • Available off the bench for Coach Klopas are goalkeeper Jeff Gal, defenders Arnaud Souquet, Carlos Terán and Chase Gasper, defender midfielder Mauricio Pineda, midfielders Chris Mueller and Federico Navarro, and forwards Tom Barlow and Georgios Koutsias.