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Revs aim to stop the rot against Fire

Jun 12, 2015 - 8:22 PM Foxborough, MA ( - The New England Revolution will attempt to put an end to a lengthy winless run on Saturday when the club welcomes East rivals Chicago Fire to Gillette Stadium.

New England's last victory came on May 2, a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls, since then the club is winless in its last six tries, including a 2-0 loss to the Portland Timbers at Providence Park last week.

Both teams traded quality scoring chances for the majority of the match before the home side finally broke the deadlock in the 86th minute.

Fanendo Adi, who has struggled with his form of late, did well to get on the end of pass from Jorge Villafana and fire it in behind New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

Just three minutes later Adi buried his second of the day, this time beating Shuttleworth off an assist from Alvas Powell for his sixth goal of the season.

"In the end it wasn't our best game overall. I thought our fight and our commitment was really good. In the end just too many guys just didn't have their stuff tonight and it hurt us because I think there were times in the game where we could have played and we didn't," said Revolution head coach Jay Heaps. "In the end the pressure kept coming and credit a free kick goal. That one was really a tough one to give up."

"You know it's a hard team to play against here and the home crowd. I think we had our spurts, we had our moments that we were good, some chances that weren't taken to the fullest, I think," said Revs midfielder Kelyn Rowe. "It's not a way you want to end a game. It's something we really need to focus on. Its happened a couple times this year. Just have to buckle down and get a point on the road, its just something we need to do. Two goals in the last five minutes, you know, we know that and we know that we can be better and we will."

The Revs could also get some offensive reinforcements for Saturday's affair as forward Juan Agudelo could be available for selection after featuring for the United States in a friendly against Germany on Wednesday.

Chicago, meanwhile. will try to collect three points after suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Orlando City last week thanks to a pair of own goals by Fire defender Adailton.

The home side had the better of the play in the first few minutes and opened the scoring after nine minutes when Kennedy Igboananike bagged his second of the season off a nice assist from David Accam.

But the Lions battled back to equalize five minutes before the break when Adailton knocked the ball into his own net for the own goal as the sides went into the break level.

The Fire grabbed the lead again in the 57th minute as Accam did well to latch onto a nice through ball from Harry Shipp and fire home a quality finish from the top of the penalty area.

But as the clock reached the final 10 minutes, Orlando roared to life and made it 2-2 with eight minutes to play via an excellent finish off the boot of rookie Cyle Larin, and the winning tally came four minutes later as Adailton put a second goal into his own net, handing three points to the Lions.

"I'm kind of stunned and shocked with the result, it felt pretty similar to last year to be honest," Fire head coach Frank Yallop said. "At 2-1 I thought we were going to go on and see the game out and we self-destructed and it was a tough thing to take."