NE Revolution draw vs. Chicago in season opener, 2-2

  • Chicago Fire forward Robert Beric (27) celebrates his goal against the New England Revolution during the first half of Saturday night’s season-opening game in Chicago. AP

  • Chicago Fire midfielder Luka Stojanovic (left)) and New England Revolution defender Matt Polster (8) battle for control of the ball during the first half of Saturday night’s MLS game in Chicago. The teams drew, 2-2, in their season opener. AP

  • New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell flips back to kick the ball during the first half of Saturday night’s game against the Fire in Chicago. AP

  • New England Revolution forward Gustavo Bou (right) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Fire during the first half of Saturday’s MLS soccer match in Chicago. AP

  • New England Revolution midfielder Brandon Bye (15) and Chicago Fire defender Jonathan Bornstein (3) work for control of the ball during the first half of Saturday’s MLS season-opening match in Chicago. AP

Associated Press
Published: 4/18/2021 11:29:12 AM

CHICAGO – Robert Berić had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Fire tied the New England Revolution, 2-2, in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night.

It was the Fire’s first time playing at Soldier Field in more than 15 years.

Berić opened the scoring in the fifth minute. Luka Stojanovic sent a diagonal pass ahead to Boris Sekulic who squared it to Berić. Six minutes later, Berić fed it back across to Luka Stojanovic, who punched it home to give the Fire a 2-0 lead.

The Revs cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 14th minute when Adam Buksa headed in Carles Gil’s corner, and tied it on Gustavo Bou’s finish off a Tajon Buchanan pass in the 27th minute.

The Fire’s Przemyslaw Frankowski earned a free kick from just outside the box in the second minute of second-half stoppage time, but Gastón Giménez’s attempt to go direct over the wall lacked the pace to get past goalkeeper Matt Turner. The Revs’ DeJuan Jones was shown a red card for the foul.




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