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Revs Coach Jay HeapBig win for the New England Revolution on Saturday as they beat Toronto FC 3-0 in Toronto.

Lee Nguyen and Kelyn Rowe each had a goal and an assist in the victory while Teal Bunbury added a second half tally to give New England its second straight victory and extend the club’s unbeaten streak to three games. The Revs are now tied with TFC and Columbus for third place in the congested Eastern Conference with 33 points.

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Jones RevsIt was a long drawn out process, but finally the New England Revolution landed US national team player Jermaine Jones. Jones is by far the most high profile player ever to sign for New England, and  a sign that that Kraft family are willing to invest money in the team. That is an important point as many Revs fans were becoming disillusioned at the direction that the franchise was going, but the signing of Jones gives everyone involved with a club a huge boost.

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MLS LogoCharlie Davies scored his second goal in as many games as the New England Revolution were held at home by the Portand Timbers while elsewhere in MLS, Sporting Kansas City opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Eastern Conference as they cruised to a 4-1 win over Toronto FC.

Both teams came into the match at Gillette on the wrong side of the playoff standings, and it looked like it was going to be the Revolutions’s night when in the 27th minute Davies ran onto a Diego Fagundez through ball to make it 1-0.

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The New England Revolution wastes a terrific first half performance as they lost 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. The defeat laves the Revs remain winless at Red Bull Arena, going 0-5-1 since the it opened.

But the traveling Rev Army must have thought that Saturday was the night the streak ended when Charlie Davies put them ahead in the 20th minute with first MLS goal since 2011.

But two minutes into the second half all that good work vanished when this happened:

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The_FortThe New England Revolutions losing streak is up to eight games after Saturday nights 2-1 home defeat to the struggling Columbus Crew.

A.J. Soares’ 50th-minute goal brought the Revs’ level after Columbus scored the first goal just before halftime, but Ethan Finley’s game-winning goal in the 84th-minute sealed the win for the visiting Crew.

This was a game that was there to be won by New England, but eventually the braver moves by Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter were the difference in the game.

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SKC-MLS-CupThe new MLS Power Rankings are out and the Seattle Sounders stay in the number one position. What amazes me is that after losing seven games in a row, that the New England Revolution are viewed as only the third worst side in MLS. How bad are Houston and Montreal?

1: FC Dallas
Xander Bailey. Enough said.

Last Week: Bye
Last Five: W-W-W-L-W
Next MLS Game: July 28 vs. LA

2: Sporting Kansas City
Don’t usually get wound up about All-Star snubs, but to say Benny Feilhaber wouldn’t help vs. Bayern is bonkers.

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JayHeapsmay19The weather has turned warm and its time for the annual New England Revolution‘s summer slump. The Revs lost 2-1 at Real Salt Lake on July 4th to extend the teams current winless streak in the league to four games.

When the World Cup started Jay Heaps side was in first place in the east, today they are in third, five points behind D.C. United, albeit with a game in hand.

The Revs are heading into the busiest part of their schedule, as New England will play six league matches in the next three weeks. Its the perfect opportunity to out together a winning streak, but worrying Heaps’s squad is starting to look a little thin.

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thefort2It’s a good job that the World Cup is diverting the attention of the soccer fans in New England as otherwise the alarm bells would be going off after the New England Revolution suffered their third straight MLS defeat on Saturday in front of 16,483 fans at Gillette.

The defeat leaves New England with a 7-6-2 record, and their 23 points is good for third place in the east.

Once again it was problems at both ends of the pitch that undid New England. MLS defender of the year Jose Goncalves is having a miserable year and once again was at fault for the Union’s first goal.

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thefort2The New York Red Bulls won for the first time at Gillette Stadium on Sunday as they beat the New England Revolution 2-0 in front of 23,950 fans.

This was a huge three points for New York, who arrived at Foxboro without their top four players. But they got an outstanding performance by goalkeeper Luis Robles whose 10 saves was the difference in the game.

As for New England coach Jay Heaps it is back to the drawing board. After going on a seven match unbeaten run, the Revs have now lost two in a row, and been shut out in both games.

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New England RevolutionAll good things must come to an end, and the New England Revolution‘s seven game unbeaten streak ended Saturday night as they lost 2-0 in Montreal. This was New England‘s worst performance since the opening night defeat in Houston, and will have given coach Jay Heaps plenty to think about on the plane ride home.

The worst team in MLS were all over the Revs from the opening minute and went ahead in the third minute, when a great one-two between Andres Romero and Marco Di Vaio carved open the New England defense allowing Romero to slide to ball past Bobby Shuttleworth for his third of the season.

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