The good feeling that New England Revolution fans had heading into the new MLS season lasted all of 62 seconds. That is how long it took for Houston striker Will Bruin to capitalize on a mistake by Revs defender Jose Goncalves and make it 1-0 Houston.
Eleven minutes later it was game over when Bruin scored again. This time a sloppy Scott Caldwell pass was intercepted outside the Revs penalty box and Corey Ashe’s cross found an unmarked Bruin at the back post. Read more...(425 words, 1 image, estimated 1:42 mins reading time)
After a long winter, Major League Soccer returns this weekend, which means that it is time for the first MLS rankings of the season. Do you Agree or disagree with the rankings?
1: Sporting Kansas City
Got to give the champs their due, as they look deep and balanced all over the field. Problem is they’ve looked very sluggish defensively this preseason.
Head Coach: Peter Vermes (6th Season)
Key Additions: Andy Gruenebaum (GK), Sal Zizzo (M)
Key Losses: Teal Bunbury (F), Jimmy Nielsen (GK)
This Week: Saturday at SeattleRead more...(1363 words, 1 image, estimated 5:27 mins reading time)
A really good move by the New England Revolution on Wednesday as they acquired forward Teal Bunbury from Sporting Kansas City via trade. To get the 23-year-old striker, the Revs gave up their first-round draft pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and that nebulous thing called allocation money.
In 89 career appearances in Kansas City, Bunbury made 48 starts while scoring 19 goals and adding seven assists. Read more...(299 words, 1 image, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
On the day that Eastern Conference rivals Toronto FC announced the double signing of USA international Michael Bradley and England international Jermain Defoe, the New England Revolution announced that they had signed forward Charlie Davies on a free transfer from Denmark’s Randers FC.
Davies spent the second half of the 2013 season on loan with the Revs from the Danish club, making four league appearances as a substitute.
“We’re pleased that Charlie will be re-joining us and that we were able to find a way to make it work with MLS and Randers,” New England general manager Mike Burns said in a statement. “Charlie came in last summer and showed us a lot of good things, and we’re looking forward to seeing him integrated into the squad more in 2014.” Read more...(330 words, 1 image, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
The New England Revolution schedule has been released and we have tickets to every big Revs match, both home and away this season. You can also buy your New England Revolution tickets directly from your iPhone or Android phones with our new ticket app.
Six of the team’s first nine matches will be played on the road, and the league will take a two-weekend break between June 12 and June 22 during the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Read more...(861 words, 1 image, estimated 3:27 mins reading time)
Yesterday Matt Reis confirmed that many of us had thought. That after a 16-year career, the veteran goalkeeper was hanging up his gloves.
It is hard to imagine Matt Reis not being a member of the Revolution next year. Reis made 24 or more starts in eight of his 10 years in New England, and appeared in 288 games, recording 110 wins, 1,114 saves and 75 shutouts, leaving him in the top six in MLS history in each category. Read more...(388 words, 1 image, estimated 1:33 mins reading time)
In his first season in MLS, Goncalves helped solidify a back line that featured a rookie and two other un-proven defenders to take the New England Revolution into the MLS Cup playoffs for the first time in four years. After playing every minute of all 34 games for the Revolution, Goncalves was overwhelmingly voted the 2013 MLS Defender of the Year.
The 28-year-old Portugal native also scored two goals this season, both game-winning-goals. The Revolution finished the season with the third-best defense in the league, conceding just 38 goals to last season’s 44. Read more...(110 words, estimated 26 secs reading time)
Major League Soccer has announced its complete 2014 regular season schedule, and just as it did during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, MLS will take a two-week break between June 12-24, when the 2014 World Cup is taking place in Brazil.
The league’s 19th season will begin on Saturday, March 8 in Seattle, where the host Sounders will take on Sporting Kansas City at CenturyLink Field, followed by seven matches that evening and one on Sunday, March 9. The regular season will end on Oct. 26 before the MLS Cup playoffs begin the following week. Read more...(317 words, 1 image, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
The New England Revolution’s season came to an end in Kansas City last night as they lost 3-1 to SKC (4-3 on aggregate) in extra time in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
It was amazing that New England were able to force the game into extra time considering how bad they were in the first half. SKC dominated with 72% possession and an 11 to 2 edge in shots. It was as bad a half as New England have played all season, but goalkeeper Matt Reis was in inspired form to limit SKC to only one goal, from Aurelien Collin Read more...(517 words, 1 image, estimated 2:04 mins reading time)