On Friday theNew England Revolution announced that they compelted a trade with D.C. United that has sent the Revolutions rights to midfielder Fred to D.C. in exchange for Uniteds natural second-round selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
The Revolution selected Fred in Stage Two of the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft. The Brazilian midfielder played the 2010 season with Philadelphia after starting his MLS career with D.C. in 2007, where he played three seasons. D.C. United traded Fred, the seventh overall selection in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft and allocation monies to Philadelphia on Jan. 13, 2010, in exchange for allocation order considerations.
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.