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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the Revolution (5-4-6, 21 points) will face the Chicago Fire (4-7-2, 14 points) for the first time in 2015. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm

Last year, the longtime conference foes met three times, and split their season series right down the middle with a 1-1-1 record against each other. The last time the Fire came to Gillette Stadium, the Revolution grabbed a 2-1 win on Sept. 7 thanks to goals from Charlie Davies and Diego Fagundez.

Saturday’s contest will be the only time the Fire will play in Foxborough during the regular season. The teams will meet again on Oct. 3 at Toyota Park.

For live updates, be sure to follow @nesoccertoday on Twitter throughout the evening.

What’s at stake? For the Revolution, it’s all about reversing their fortunes after failing to find the win column in their last six. Similarly, the Fire are looking to break through after losing their last two.

Biggest question: Can the Revolution rebound from last week’s lethargic performance in Portland? No doubt that coach Jay Heaps wants to see more energy and better form from his squad this week, especially at home and against a vulnerable opponent.

Noteworthy: Diego Fagundez will play in his 100th game for the Revolution if he sees the pitch on Saturday.

Weather: Clear skies and warm temperatures are the rule here at Gillette Stadium on a fantastic Saturday night in New England, with temperatures in the low-80s.

Referees: Silviu Petrescu will be the referee for Saturday’s match. Petrescu’s last Revolution match was their 0-0 draw to Columbus on Apr. 15. Joining Petrescu will be Joe Fletcher (AR1) and Anthony Vasoli (AR2) while Ted Unkel will serve as the fourth official.

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