Steve Stoehr is a Contributor to SB Nation Boston, serving as the New England Revolution beat writer. Stoehr is the editor of The Bent Musket, the official Revolution blog on the SB Nation network.
The Revolution lineup for their home finale against the Chicago Fire is out, and head coach Jay Heaps has given Blair Gavin his first Revolution start. Injuries and a suspension for Benny Feilhaber limited Heaps' choices.
Torn up by injuries and with little left to play for, the New England Revolution will welcome the Chicago Fire to Gillette Stadium on Saturday night for the final home match of a disappointing 2012 season, looking to end the campaign on a high note.
The New England Revolution were unable to overcome their Philadelphia Union hex as the home squad blanked the visitors 1-0 at PPL Park on the strength of a Jack McInerney goal.
The Philadelphia Union have taken the lead over the New England Revolution in the 73rd minute at PPL Park through Rev-killer Jack McInerney.
The New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union have played a half of soccer, but despite dominance from the Union and a couple of good chances from the Revolution, the score remains locked at 0-0.
Jay Heaps has elected to give Alec Purdie his first MLS start in tonight's Revolution match against the Philadelphia Union. Ryan Guy starts at right-back, and Benny Feilhaber retains his spot in the midfield.
The New England Revolution are set to take on the Philadelphia Union in Chester, PA on Saturday night. With the playoffs out of reach, the Revs will be playing for the chance to earn their first-ever win over the Union.
The Revolution hoped to be playoff spoilers, but instead they provided Houston with some breathing room as Ricardo Clark and Boniek Garcia combined to drop the Revs 2-0.