For the first time since coming to New England from Chivas USA as part of the Shalrie Joseph trade, Blair Gavin will start in the midfield for the Revolution against the Chicago Fire. A.J. Soares also gets an unexpected start on the back-line after being listed as questionable on the Revolution's most recent injury report.
Revolution Starting XI (4-4-2):
Shuttleworth; Guy, Barnes, Soares, Alston; Rowe, Gavin, Simms, Fagundez; Bengtson, Imbongo
Revolution Bench: Reis, Brettschneider, Cardenas, Nyassi, Purdie, Tierney, Toja
Fire Starting XI (4-5-1):
Johnson; Anibaba, Gargan, Berry, Segares; Fernandez, Rolfe, Pause, Paladini, Nyarko; MacDonald
Fire Bench: Tornaghi, Bone, Alex, Friedrich, Oduro, Pineda, Videira