FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution’s home opener against Orlando City SC, scheduled for Saturday at Gillette Stadium, has been postponed due to projected extreme weather conditions in the area. Saturday’s weather forecast calls for severe cold with wind chills expected to reach 10 below zero.
The match will now be played at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m
"All of us involved in this decision believe this is in the best interest of the fans, the players, and the game," said Revolution president Brian Bilello. "We at the Revolution look forward to seeing all our fans at the Orlando game on September 2."
All tickets for March 11 will be honored on Sept. 2. Fans will be allowed to switch to another game by calling 1-877-GET-REVS.
New England will now open its home schedule against Minnesota United FC on Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m.
Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac scored and the Chicago Fire handed the New England Revolution their first home loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night.
Nikolic scored his MLS-leading 13th goal in the 18th minute, beating an offside trap and, after having his initial shot blocked by goalie Cody Cropper, firing in the rebound.
Three quick passes found Solignac in front of the goal as he finished from close range in the 61st for his fourth goal.
New England scored in the 70th when Juan Agudelo kept the ball alive with a header off a cross with Antonio Mlinar Delamea then heading in the ball for his first MLS goal.
New England, which outshot Chicago 24-8, spent the remaining minutes on the attack but failed to get the equalizer despite several frantic moments in front of Chicago's net.
New England (5-6-5) had five wins and two draws at home before the loss. Chicago (9-3-4) is unbeaten in eight matches.
Jay Heaps talks with Brad Feldman and Paul Mariner about the preparation and gameplan that the players bought into that gave the Revs the win.