Lineup Notes | Chicago Fire FC vs New England Revolution

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Chicago closes out a three-game homestand against the New England Revolution as the Club celebrates Star Wars Night at Soldier Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT and the match will be broadcast globally on MLS Season Pass. The match will also be transmitted locally in Chicago via in English and WRTO 1200 AM in Spanish.

New England travels to the lakefront looking to break a three-game MLS losing streak, most recently falling 4-1 against Inter Miami CF. Chicago’s previous league encounter resulted in a shutout as the team played Atlanta United to a 0-0 tie at Soldier Field.

  • Chicago Fire Head Coach Frank Klopas made one change to the lineup that faced Atlanta United at Soldier Field last Saturday.
  • Against New England, Fabian Herbers will wear the armband for the second game in a row and the fourth time this season.
  • Brian Gutiérrez returns to the XI after coming in as a second-half substitute against Atlanta last week. The team-leading scorer so far in 2024, Gutiérrez will play in his 98th career match, just two shy of becoming the second Homegrown to reach 100 games with the Fire.
  • Andrew Gutman returned from injury last week and will make his third start of the season against the Revolution. The Homegrown defender registered 67 minutes in the shutout against Atlanta United FC.
  • Georgios Koutsias starts his second consecutive game of the 2024 regular season for Chicago, participating in his ninth match of the campaign.
  • Chris Mueller starts his fifth straight match, playing in his eighth game of the season.
  • Midfielder Kellyn Acosta and Herbers start their 10th game together this season.
  • Allan Arigoni, Rafael Czichos and Hugo Cuypers start their 11th consecutive match of the season together. Czichos is the only player to have played the full 90 minutes in the Fire’s 10 previous matches.
  • Mauricio Pineda starts his second straight match for the Fire, participating in his ninth game of the season. The versatile Chicago Fire Homegrown player will play in his 112th career match against the Revolution.
  • Goalkeeper Chris Brady makes his 10th start of the season in the net, having only missed one game due to international duty.
  • Javier Casas Jr. (lower leg), Chase Gasper (upper leg), Maren Haile-Selassie (lower leg) and Tobias Salquist (upper leg) are unavailable for today’s match.
  • Available off the bench for Coach Klopas are goalkeeper Spencer Richey; defenders Carlos Terán, Jonathan Dean and Arnaud Souquet; midfielders Gastón Giménez, Federico Navarro and Omari Glasgow and Xherdan Shaqiri; and forward Tom Barlow.