Fire are looking to keep the momentum going from their 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew when another bitter rival the New England Revolution visit this Saturday. They hope for another three points to keep climbing the table. They now sit in fourth place. I would like to make a suggestion; we come up with a red 3 flag to fly at Toyota Park every time the team win at home. The big blue W seems to work for the Chicago Cubs after all. The Fire would love to have a winning record at home this season. The Revolution would like to spoil the party.

The Revolution have plenty of attacking talent, so the fire defense will have to be on their toes. They build their attack around Lee Nguyen, Juan Augedelo and Kei Kamara. But part of the credit for their attack is centered on their homegrown Midfielder Diego Fagundez who is tasked with pulling the strings in the midfield. Fire midfielder Juninho will have the job of stopping Fagundez. This will be a very entertaining matchup all game. Who comes out ahead of this battle remains to be seen. The Fire have their own attacking arsenal with German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger and Dax Mccarty getting passes to striker Nemanja Nickolic. Mccarty and Schweinsteiger have begun to build a great relationship in Midfield. Each possessing great hold up and passing skills. David Accam will be using his speed to annoy the opposing defense. On the Fire’s preparations for their next match he said” In this training, we always tried to put pressure on 100%. That’s what we’ll try and carry on into the next game.” Fire fans have recently begun to believe in their team again, the passion of past seasons is beginning to return.

The  key to the match will be ball possession and not letting the Revs four have the ball and put shots on goal. The hold a 14-5-8 record at home against rivals New England Revolution. So can the Fire get a 15th victory and bank three points? Or as I would like to say fly the “3.” Once again the Fire will have a former player patrolling the sidelines, Revolution Assistant Coach Tom Soehn played for the Fire from 1998-2000.

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