Jun 3, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT
If New England can re-impose itself in the Eastern Conference race –and the Revs haven’t been very imposing in MLS soccer since 2009, if we’re being honest – then Saturday’s match at Gillette Stadium was very kind of contest Jay Heaps’ team has to win.
Chicago is a mid-table team in the East, a.k.a. the kind of team New England simply must conquer at home, along with any clubs south of the mid-table line.
Kelyn Rowe and Benny Feilhaber each offered a goal and an assist to the Revs’ 2-0 win. For Chicago, the 2012 debut of Chris Rolfe (off the bench) was perhaps the one good note from this one, the last game before Frank Klopas’ club goes on international break.
Rolfe was signed for a second Chicago Fire stint in April, but an ankle injury has delayed his debut.
Here are Saturday’s highlights.
- With MLS expansion done for now, where the league priorities should land 5
- Which US cities are next for MLS expansion? 15
- Champions League Final infographic: Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich 0
- NWSL Game of the Week: Sky Blue FC vs. FC Kansas City 0
- Yahoo! reports: Mourinho to sign 4-year deal with Chelsea, will be unveiled June 2 0
- It’s official: Manchester City and the Yankees will own and operate Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team. (35)
- Why MLS was so focused on New York as the 20th market (18)
- Which US cities are next for MLS expansion? (16)
- Notes from today’s big announcement on MLS, NYCFC the Yankees and the rest (14)
- Gareth Bale set to re-sign with Tottenham – But is it a good deal for the Welshman? (9)
- Live Extra: Watch coverage of Carb Day at Indy
- PHT: Senators fight for playoff lives in Game 5
- Struggling Blackhawks on brink of elimination
- PHT: Wings push Blackhawks to brink | Highlights
- PHT: Kreider keeps Rangers alive | Highlights
- PHT: Kings defend home ice, up 3-2 | Highlights
- PBT: Hibbert says Battier's knee to groin intentional