BSJ Match Report: Chicago 5, Revolution 0 – Lackadaisical defending, poor offense downfall vs. Fire

All you need to know about the Revolution’s 5-0 loss to the Chicago Fire Wednesday night in quickie form, complete with BSJ insight and analysis:


Revs now winless in last four following — and stop me if you’ve heard this one — yet another disaster: Did we say eight points out of 33 coming into midweek? Yeah, no: make that eight out of 36. After a first half that saw New England play uninspired football for most of it, the Revolution had a little oomph coming into the second half and cut into the possession — but that didn’t last long. Chicago went on to score three more goals, all in the last quarter of an hour to put the capper on this one. With Wednesday’s 5-0 defeat, the Revs have now gone winless in their last four, have conceded 30 total goals this season, have a goal difference of minus-19, and have yielded 18 goals in the last two weeks. It's simply dreadful, and they just don't know how to stop this death spiral which started last July.

Two set-piece goals by Chicago get the Fire out on the front foot: How many times did former Revolution defender Alexei Lalas note during last year’s World Cup that set pieces are going to kill a team if they’re not switched on defensively?