Monthly Archives: May 2015

#NERevs in Orlando for Viernes de Futbol #UDMLS

On Friday, May 8th the conference leading, New England Revolution will play Orlando City SC.  The match will start at 8:00et in the Citrus Bowl and can be viewed nationally on Univision Deportes.  This will be the 1st meeting between the clubs and the 1st visit to Florida for the Revs since 2001.  Orlando enter the match coming off a bye week and in 7th place.  Their record is 2-4-2, they lost at home to Toronto 0-2 in their previous game.  The struggling expansion side has yet to win a home game in four attempts now.  Orlando City are one of the more banged up clubs in Major League Soccer and they just lost midfielder Kevin Molino for the season with a torn ACL injury he picked up in a friendly match.  The pressure will be very high for Kaka and company to finally get three points in front of the home town fans.   Brek Shea is shifting into the middle to help the cause.   As for the Revolution, who sit atop the league table, they will be looking to be the 1st club to reach six wins. Currently New England are 5-2-2 and have already claimed six points on the road with two wins in four road matches.  Jermaine Jones, who was just fined by the disciplinary committee for actions in the NY game will be looking to start in his more desired midfield role.  This may be possible with team captain Jose Goncalves expected to return to the starting XI.  One question for New England going into the match is in regard to the 2014 team MVP, Lee Nguyen.  Lee Nguyen held himself out of practice last week to bring attention to his dissatisfaction with his current contract.  As a result he was left out of the starting XI in the previous game.  However, Nguyen was able to see action coming in off the bench to assist on a Teal Bunbury goal.  The situation is less than ideal for fans, players, and club.  Hopefully we see it resolved sooner then later and not develop into something more serious.  On the brighter side of things, London Woodberry continues his rebirth with the Revs and is looking for his 4th start of the season.

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Match 9-NY Red Bulls come to town #NERevs

MLS game #82 will feature the New England Revolution and the New York Red Bulls.  The match is set for Sat. 5/2 at 7:30et in Foxboro Mass and can be viewed on CSN-NE.  The defending Eastern Conference Champions (NE) are coming into the match sitting on top in 1st place, with a record of 4-2-2.  The undefeated Red Bulls are currently in 3rd and are 3-0-4.

Both clubs are entering the match hot.  Unlike New England, New York is coming off a mid-week game in which they hosted the Colorado Rapids.  The match ended 1-1 with Bradley Wright-Phillips hitting a PK for the home side.  The thirty year old, 2014 Budweiser Golden Boot winner will want revenge after New England ended the Red Bulls season last year.  NY is currently the strongest road team in the conference with a +1 RGD.  New England meanwhile are coming off arguably their best win of this young 2015 campaign.  Last week the Rev’s destroyed Real Salt Lake 4-0 at Gillette Stadium and did so without contribution from Jose Goncalves.  The team captain has been in and out of the lineup with various injuries and although he was available last week he is expected to start once again versus New York.  The Red Bulls will want to keep an eye out for Charlie Davies, who scored three goals on them last year and who also scored versus Real Salt Lake last week.  He was actually one of four players to find the back of the net for the Revs.  All time NE is 18-5-7 against NY when playing in New England.

Previous Games

Nov 29, 2014 NE 2 – 2 NY
Nov 23, 2014 NY 1 – 2 NE
Aug 2, 2014 NY 2 – 1 NE
Jun 8, 2014 NE 0 – 2 NY
Oct 5, 2013 NY 2 – 2 NE

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