BSJ Match Report: Revolution 2, Chicago 1 – New England maintains 6th in East thanks to Gustavo Bou’s winner

FOXBOROUGH — All you need to know about the Revolution’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire Saturday night in quickie form, complete with BSJ insight and analysis:


Bou’s late blast gives Revolution a key three points in Eastern Conference race: Four goals in six games for Gustavo Bou? Make that five in seven, and boy, did he absolutely deliver in the clutch. Bou had lost the ball, recovered it, then blistered the back of the net in front of The Fort thanks to his 86th-minute goal, which gave New England a 2-1 win and helped it hold on to sixth place in the Eastern Conference. The Revs are now 10-9-8 through 27 matches (38 points) with seven more to play.

Zahibo scores first, but Chicago levels before the break: Suffice it to say that New England dominated the first 45 minutes, but had difficulty in connecting long passes as they stretched the Fire in the back. But one opportunity where the Revs were absolutely vicious? That would be in the 17th minute, as Bou passed to Carles Gil. Gil found Brandon Bye, who crossed to a hard-charging Wilfried Zahibo for his first goal of the season. But six minutes before the interval, a Nico Gaitán free kick went over the leaping Diego Fagundez, and Francisco Calvo — who appeared offside — headed it in past a frozen Matt Turner to equalize.

Four changes this week: A couple of long-awaited returns to the XI for