In there 25th match of the 2014 MLS campaign the New England Revolution have hit the double digit mark with their tenth win of the season. It came at the expense of Toronto FC and their head coach Ryan Nelson, who was just terminated along with his staff. The final score at BMO field was 0-3 for the visitors. Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe, and Teal Bunbury all found the back of Joe Bendik’s net. The Rev’s record now stands at 10-12-3 good for 3rd place and 33pts. The story of the match was the contrast between the clubs as NE brought their game will TFC played arguably their worst match of the year. Along with the heavy handed result making the headlines was also the debut of newly signed Revolution star DP player Jermaine Jones. Jones came into the match in the 65th minute along with fellow teammate Steve Neumann with their club already on a three nothing advantage. Next up for New England is a double game week which see’s Sporting Kansas City and the Chicago Fire visiting Gillette Stadium. The potential six points against Eastern Conference foes could prove invaluable in allowing NE to secure the 3rd seed they currently have, the same position they ended up in after the 2013 regular season.
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Last night at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA the New England Revolution came out on top beating ChivasUSA by the final score of 1-0. Lee Nguyen was able to find the back of the net in the 56th minute (assisted by: Kelyn Rowe, Daigo Kobayashi). New comer Tony Taylor made his debut in front of the crowd of over 16,400 fans, some of which had to be removed by stadium personal for the use of foul language. The score did not reflect the nature of the match with NE largely in control of the affair with 64.9% of the possession. The visiting team from the South West did force four saves by the Revolution goal keeper however. NE is now 9-12-3 with 30pts and in 6th place.
Just has important (if not more) as the three point which NE gained this weekend is the announcement of the Jermaine Jones signing. Jones will fill a much needed void in the lineup and should instantly transform the competitiveness of the team. The USMNT player could be just the man do deliver a post season birth for the struggling Revolution. His physical play and experience will go a long way in reinforcing the defensive side of the ball while helping to link the back line with the attack. Jones will occupy a DP spot and singed for the rest of the 2014 season and the 2015 season. It’s rumored that the club will also of the option of retaining his services in 2016 if they desire. The figure reached by Jones’ agent and MLS for the deal was $4.7 million. This figure would dwarf any previous contract made by Kraft Sports Group and marks a drastic change in the financial history of the club. With the addition of Jones the club is clearly seeking to bolster it’s popularity in the region and get back to a league final.