New England Revolution

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

Major League Soccer

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.

Major League Soccer

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.

Major League Soccer

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.

Major League Soccer

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.

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City 3, New England Revolution 0

After a red card in the 14th-minute to Revs central defender Stephen McCarthy, you just knew that Saturday’s nights trip to Kansas City was not going to end well. And it didn’t.

Graham Zusi and Kei Kamara put the home side in control before the halftime break, while C.J. Sapong added a killer third just two minutes into the second half.  The win pushed Sporting KC (2-0-0, 6 pts.) to the top of the Eastern Conference standings, while the Revs (0-2-0, 0 pts.) suffered their second consecutive road loss to the open the 2012 campaign. New England returns to Gillette Stadium for its home opener next weekend against the Portland Timbers.

Major League Soccer

Revs Have Quiet Optimism Heading Into MLS Season Opener

It has been an extremely busy offseason for the New England Revolution. Not only did the Revolution replace log-term coach Steve Nicol with Jay Heaps, but the roster has undergone a total makeover, with 11 new players coming in and 12 players leaving. Expect the Revs to add at least another two more players in the next week or so.

Major League Soccer

MLS Preseason: New Enland 2 Red Bulls 0

Rookie midfielder Kelyn Rowe scored a pair of late goals and veteran goalkeeper Matt Reis kept a clean sheet in his first 90-minute performance of the preseason as the New England Revolution claimed a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Rowe broke a scoreless deadlock with an opportunistic finish in the 77th minute before capping the night with a stunning strike in the 84th minute, bringing his tally to four goals and four assists in five preseason games. The U.S. Under-23 midfielder has at least one goal or one assist in each of the Revolution’s preseason matches.

Major League Soccer

Revolution Signs Two Experienced Colombian Players

The New England Revolution could have filled two of needs with the signing of central defender John Lozano and midfielder/forward Fernando Cárdenas.

“Both John and Fernando have experience playing in Colombia’s top division, both with and against some of CONCACAF’s top club teams,” Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. “Lozano is a strong central defender who reads the game well, and Cárdenas is a creative player who we believe has the tools to help us in the attacking half of the field. We expect that both players will have significant roles on our team this season.”

Major League Soccer, Man Utd., Premier League

Man United Beat New England Revs 4-1

Michael Owen. Federico Macheda (2) and Ji-Sung Park were the goalscorers as Man United kicked-off their North American tour with a comfortable 4-1 victory over the New England Revolution. Kenny Mansally got the Revs goal.

United started with Anders Lindegaard in goal, a back four of Fabio, Jonathan Evans, Nemanja Vidic and Rafael. In midfield Nani started on the right, Anderson and Michael Carrick in the middle with Ashley Young on the left. Up front was Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney.

Major League Soccer, News

New England Revolution 2008 Season Preview

New England Revolution

2007 Record: 14-8-8 (2nd in East)

Coach: Steve Nicol (7th Year)

Key Players: Taylor Twellman, Matt Reis, Steve Ralston, Michael Parkhurst

Key Pickups: Chris Albright (from L.A. Galaxy)

Key Losses: Pat Noonan (to AAFK), Andy Dorman (to St. Mirren)

2008 Outlook: Good

It’s official. Revs fans are tired of the Buffalo Bills comparisons. For a team from the land of champions (Red Sox are defending MLB champs, Celtics are rolling in the NBA, and the Patriots were, um, almost perfect…), finishing second is simply not good enough, even if you can do it four times in six years (and three years in a row now). The U.S. Open Cup the Revs won last year was nice, but I doubt it satisfied the notoriously demanding N.E. sports fans.