New England Revolution

News, commentary, tickets, pre and post match reaction alongside opinion about the New England Revolution soccer team.

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Major League Soccer Announces $1B Loss

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Major League Soccer (MLS) announced today that it has lost almost $1bn during 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

MLS was only two weeks into its historic 25th season when a halt was called to the campaign in March. It did not resume until July, with the MLS is Back competition in Florida, before a revised regular schedule resumed on 12 August.

“The overall [financial] impact is going to be deeper than we expected,” said MLS commissioner Don Garber.

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New England Revolution Advance to U.S. Open Cup Final

jay-heaps-newThe New England Revolution advanced to the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final with a 3-1 victory against the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday night. With the win, New England clinches its third trip to the Open Cup Final and its first appearance since 2007, when it won the tournament.

The Revolution will play for the 2016 U.S. Open Cup title on the road against the winner of Wednesday’s Semifinal matchup between LA Galaxy and FC Dallas. The winner of the tournament will earn a berth in the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League.

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Post Match Reaction: New England Revolution 2 Orlando City 2

The New England Revolution and the Orlando City SC drew 2-2 draw in front of a season high crowd of 25,203 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.

Diego Fagundez opened the scoring for New England in the 7th minute, but Orlando City’s Kevin Molino equalized in the 30th minute. Juan Agudelo put the Revolution back in front just one minute after entering the match as a substitute in the 70th minute.

Conceding the late goal has been the Achilles heel of the Revs this season and it was again on Saturday. New England have drawn four times after either rallying or surrendering leads from the 89th minute on Saturday, allowing a 90th-minute goal by Carlos Rivas in extending their winless streak to five games.

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New England Revolution Sign Sporting Lisbon Defender On Loan

revs-fans-bannerThe New England Revolution have signed 23-year-old defender Sambinha on loan from Sporting Clube de Portugal with an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season.

“Sambinha is a big, strong center back who impressed both myself and Jay during our recent trip to Lisbon,” Revolution general manager Michael Burns said.

“He will be able to help strengthen our defense and we are grateful to be able to work with Sporting in order to add a player of his quality to our roster for the upcoming season.”

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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.