The Chicago Fire will play host to the New England Revolution tonight in the second leg of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. The winner of tonight’s match will book a place in the Eastern Conference final after the teams tied, 0-0, in the first leg at Gillette Stadium.
The scenarios are clear. If either team wins tonight’s match in regulation, they win the series. If the teams are tied after regulation, then they will play a 30-minute mini-game that is NOT sudden death. If the teams are still tied, the series will be decided by a penalty kick shootout.
The Fire will be heavily favored against a Revs squad missing injured stars Taylor Twellman and Steve Ralston, suspended starter Khano Smith and playing with hobbled midfielder Shalrie Joseph, who has been given the all-clear to play tonight.
Here are tonight’s lineups:
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
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