FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The early-game jinx that has haunted the New England Revolution in recent weeks continued to make its presence felt after a third-minute Quincy Amerkwa goal sent the Chicago Fire to a 1-0 win on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
Amerikwa’s sixth goal of the season put the Revolution in a first-half deficit for the fifth straight league match, and allowed the Fire to put an end to their six-game winless streak (0-2-4). Meanwhile, the Revolution saw their losing streak go to five.
The Revolution were without starting central midfielder Lee Nguyen, who was serving a one-game suspension for stomping on Real Salt Lake midfielder John Stertzer on July 4. His absence was particularly notable, as the Revolution struggled to string together chances in the first half.