The 2008 MLS playoffs kick off tonight with the Chicago Fire traveling to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Revolution tonight (7:30pm, ESPN2).
The task is a difficult one for the Revs, who must try to beat Chicago without Taylor Twellman and Steve Ralston, the team’s two best attacking players. Couple that with the red card suspensions to Khano Smith (who was hit with a three-match ban for his slide-by on Herculez Gomez) and Gabriel Badilla and New England will be missing four starters against a Chicago team that won all three meetings between the teams this year.
Does New England really have a chance, or will Chicago run all over the Revs and move a step toward breaking their three-year playoff losing skid vs. the Rev?
What do you think of the Chicago-Revs series? Share your thoughts on the series, and tonight’s opening game, in the comments section below.