Monthly Archives: May 2014

Undefeated in last Seven

The New England Revolution are now undefeated in their last seven matches.  The latest win came at the expense of D.C. United, coincidentally the last team to beat them.  The final score was 2-1 with Mullins and Fagundez once again finding the back of the net.  Fabian Espindola was the goal scorer for the D.C. based club.  After a scoreless first half the goals came pouring in along with the rain. Jose Goncalves started once again after making his return to action the week prior. Kelyn Rowe however remained on the bench to start this game once again.  Also Bobby Shuttleworth returned to man the net after missing last weeks action with a head injury.  With the win NE is now five point clear for first place in the East heading into Montreal and are in the midst of one of the greatest runs in team history.  Despite allowing the very first goal of the season at Gillette, the team still boasts the best home goal differential with a plus ten, four goals clear of the next closest club (SKC).  They are also in the thick of a three team race for the supporters shield, picking up two points against both Seattle and Real Salt Lake in this weeks action.     

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Finally the Revolution take down PPL Park with win #6

Not only did the New England Revolution get their first ever win in Philly they also scored five goals for a second straight game.  A fete only done once before in the history of the league.  Even more impressive perhaps is the fact that they did so with five different goal scorers.  AJ Soares opened things up with a header of a set piece.  Fagundez, Nguyen, Tierney, and rookie Mullins followed it up with goals of their own.  The Union managed to score two late one to make the final 5-3 score line a bit more respectable. The Revolution now have sole possession of 1st place in the East.  SKC have lost their last two, NYRB fell to Toronto, and DC the other club at the top failed to hang in the race only getting a draw.  The club now sits at 6-3-2 20pts which is good for 1st the East 3rd in the overall Shield race.     

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Revolution smash Sounders 5-0 in Foxboro

    It was the ‘Mother’s Day Melee’ but one team was just a punching bag really and that team was the Seattle Sounders (SSFC).  The New England Revolution scored a season high five goals, handing the visitors their worst loss in franchise history.  The score line read 4-0 at half time with Fagundez netting his first two goals of the season,  the rookie Patrick Mullins hitting his second of the year in as many matches, and Teal Bunbury also getting in on the action.  Teal would find the net once again early in the 2nd half to make the final score of five to zero.

   The win along with a Sporting loss to the Union meant New England stayed in a tie for 1st place in the Eastern Conference.  It also meant that the Revolution were now in the discussion as a true contender for a national championship.  On the other hand, only questions were raised as to the true skill of the losing Seattle club, who remain on top of the league table despite the terrible showing with 22 points overall.  The victory marks the 5th win for the uptick Revolution squad in this relatively young season.  It’s also breaths new life into the “Fortress Foxboro” saying.  The club has now pitched it’s fourth consecutive shutout at home this season, giving New England the best home goal differential in the league by some margin and acting as an anchor of sorts or platform on which coach Jay Heaps wishes to launch a second straight playoff push.  However, with 24 matches still ahead there is yet much to be decided.  Although the current form of the club does have many of it’s followers thinking big at least for now.       

 

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First Back to Backs and the Return of Dempsey

The New England Revolution picked up another win on their trip North of the border to Toronto.  With the home win versus SKC in match week 9, this victory versus Toronto is the first back to back wins of the season.  For at least a day the Revolution took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference.  After going down a goal early, New England was able to score twice and get a 1-2 road win.  Rookie Patrick Mullins and Lee Nguyen are your two goal scorers and the single TFC goal came of a AJ Soares deflection.  

This Sunday is the Mother’s Day Melee match with the Seattle Sounders.  It also marks the return of former Revolution star, Clint Dempsey who left eight years ago.  Both team are entering the match in very good form.  The match also marks the return of former Rev’s player Chad Barrett.  The winner of the match will take the overall lead in the all time head to head series.  SSFC have been fueled by their potent attack but NE have yet to concede a goal at home in three matches.  The match could hinge New England ability to limit Seattle’s offensive chances.   

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