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Scott Caldwell Leads New England Revolution To Victory Over Toronto

The New England Revolution beat Toronto FC 3-1 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night in front of 21,362 happy fans.

Charlie Davies with two goals and Lee Nguyen from the penalty spot scored the New England goals, who now have a three match unbeaten run going.

I had been looking forward to see Toronto’s dynamic trio of Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco. But was disappointed as Bradley missed the game through injury, Altidore was sent off after 39 minutes for kicking out at Jose Goncalves and Giovinco was invisible, starved of service in the first half with only 11 touches and was replaced at half time.

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Revs Win Over DC United Shows MLS Cup Mettle

Revs Coach Jay HeapNew England Revolution’s 2-1 victory over D.C. United Saturday night at Gillette Stadium might have been their most impressive win of the season. Yes it lacked the offensive fireworks that marked the clubs previous thumping’s of Seattle and Philadelphia, but in winning, Jay Heaps side showed a grit and determination that we had not seen this season.

DC boss Ben Olsen had set up his side to stop New England’s free flowing attack and the first 45 minutes reflected that, as the Revs midfielders struggled to find any room while United were content to sit back and wait for a counter attack opportunity.

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Playoff atmosphere At Gillette As Revs And Dynamo Draw 1-1

A season high crowd of 21,297 saw the New England Revolution draw with the Houston Dynamo.

It was a result that did nothing for the Revs playoff hopes.
With four games left New England are in sixth place with 41 points, leaving them one point out of the playoffs with four games to go.

With three of the next four games away from home (New York, Montreal, and Columbus) making the playoffs will be extremely difficult for New England now.

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New England Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win

Not sure what Jay Heaps said at half-time, but after putting in their worst 45 minutes of the season the New England Revolution came from a goal down to beat D.C. United 2-1. Diego Fagundez with his 11th goal of the season and Lee Nguyen from the penalty spot got the goals that NE needed. A Scott Caldwell own goal had put DC United ahead in the 11th minute.

With the win, the Revs moved up to 5th place in the east and into the last playoff spot.

For most of the game it looked like New England would once again drop points to one of Major League Soccer’s worst teams.

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New England Revolution Acquires Juan Agudelo From Chivas USA

Big move by Mike Burns and the New England Revolution today as they acquired 20-year-old U.S. National Team forward Juan Agudelo for the black hole known as allocation money.

Agudelo blasted into the conscious of most soccer fans in November 2010, when as a 17-year-old he made his debut with the national team and scored the winner as the US beat South Africa 1-0.

In 59 career MLS appearances (33 starts) with the New York Red Bulls and Chivas USA, Agudelo has scored 11 goals and added six assists.

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Heaps Changes Work As Revs Beat Union 2-0

The New England Revolution picked up their first home win of the season on Saturday as they beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 in front of 18,383. Diego Fagundez and man-of-the-match Lee Nguyen scored the two Revs goals.

After getting thumped in New York last week, Revs boss Jay Heaps switched formations tonight. He went to a 4-1-4-1 system with Cisse is the holding role and Nguyen and Rowe in the play maker roles. And it worked.

With 19 attempts on goal, with 11 of them on target, New England had their best offensive performance of the season.

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Philadelphia Union v New England Revolution Preview

Hear from Jay Heaps, Jose Goncalves & Juan Toja regarding this week’s league match vs. the Philadelphia Union.

It’s rivalry week in Major League Soccer as New England heads to Philadelphia in search of their first ever win against the Union.

The Union won both meetings at PPL Park a year ago,but the Revs coming off the 1-0 win in Chicago, their first season opener win since 2009, go into this match healthy.

If New England is to get something from this match they will need another strong performance from Jerry Bengtson. Bengtson has the potential to be one of the best strikers in MLS, and he could be the difference between the Revs making the playoffs or falling short again.

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New Season But Same Results As Revs Lose In Arizona

Brad Evans converted a first-half penalty kick and Eddie Johnson added an insurance strike just before halftime as the New England Revolution lost 2-0 to the Seattle Sounders FC in the first game of the Desert Diamond Cup on Wednesday night at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

For a preseason friendly, the game was unusually physical, with six yellow cards and two red cards as New England’s Sainey Nyassi and Seattle’s Marc Burch were both sent off in the 80th minute. Additionally, the Revolution’s Clyde Simms and the Sounders’ Osvaldo Alonso were both subbed off before halftime when a scuffle ensued following a rough challenge on Chris Tierney.

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View From The Press Box: New England Beat Chicago Fire 1-0

In front of their biggest crowd of the year, the New England Revolution beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 tonight. Teen sensation Diego Fagundez with the winner in the first half with a spectacular goal from 25-yards.

This was by far the best 90 minutes New England have played in a long time. They were compact at the back and Bobby Shuttleworth barely had a save to make all night.

Revs coach Jay Heaps gave Blair Gavin his first start of the season and he impressed in the middle of the park alongside Kelyn Rowe. They both protected the back four really well and Gavin in particular linked well with the forwards.

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Revs Beat Portland Timbers 1-0

The New England Revolution picked up their first victory of the season as they rode Saer Sène goal after only 28 seconds to defeat the Portland Timbers 1-0.

It was the first career victory for head coach Jay Heaps after the Revolution (1-2-0, 3 pts.) suffered back-to-back losses on the road to start the season. The loss was Portland’s (1-1-1, 4 pts.) first of the season after starting the campaign with one win and one draw.