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#MTLvNE -Red hot Rev’s head North to take on #IMFC

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Just this past Sunday (9/13) the New England Revolution traveled to Toronto and took the three point home with them, beating Giovinco and company 3-1.  On Wednesday (9/16) they took 1st place from the N.Y. Red Bulls by beating them at Gillette Stadium 2-1.  This Saturday September 19th, the rampaging Rev’s will be playing at Stade Saputo to take on the Montreal Impact, kickoff is at 8pm.  The red hot New England club is going for it’s league high, 7th straight win and is undefeated in now it’s last eight matches.

So who’s the hottest player on the league hottest team you wonder?  Well that would be Diego Fagundez, who has goals in four straight matches now.  The twenty year old Uruguayan became the youngest player in MLS history to hit the 25 goals scored mark just weeks ago and will likely be making his 9th straight start versus…

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#MTLvNE -Red hot Rev’s head North to take on #IMFC

Just this past Sunday (9/13) the New England Revolution traveled to Toronto and took the three point home with them, beating Giovinco and company 3-1.  On Wednesday (9/16) they took 1st place from the N.Y. Red Bulls by beating them at Gillette Stadium 2-1.  This Saturday September 19th, the rampaging Rev’s will be playing at Stade Saputo to take on the Montreal Impact, kickoff is at 8pm.  The red hot New England club is going for it’s league high, 7th straight win and is undefeated in now it’s last eight matches.

So who’s the hottest player on the league hottest team you wonder?  Well that would be Diego Fagundez, who has goals in four straight matches now.  The twenty year old Uruguayan became the youngest player in MLS history to hit the 25 goals scored mark just weeks ago and will likely be making his 9th straight start versus Montreal.  He along with teammate Lee Nguyen, who has five assists in the last 3 games, are fueling  surging New England.

Montreal enter the match 6th in the Eastern Conference on 33 points (9-11-6), 13 points behind 1st place New England.  However, the Impact do have three games in hand meaning with a win they could potentially close the gap by twelve points (assuming they win all 3 games in hand that is).  Montreal is coming off a mid-week draw in San Jose (Highlights) where Oakville, Ontario native, Kyle Bekker (BC Eagles Product 2009-2012) was able to find an equalizer for a Montreal side that was down to ten men after Ambroise Oyongo was shown a straight red.  Previously the Impact had played the defending MLS Champions LA Galaxy, and were able to shutout the champs in LA and get a point for their efforts.  The Impact are entering the match undefeated in their last three matches and since new comer, Didier Drogba scored a hat trick in his MLS debut against the Chicago Fire.  This would be something I’m sure coach Jay Heaps and the New England defense is well aware of.  The 37 year old, Ivorian, superstar DP is tasked with powering the Impact into the MLS playoffs and beyond.  Expectation in Stade Saputo will be very high for this potential playoff preview match.

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#TORvNE -Rev’s looking for 5th straight w/ visit to BMO Field #TFC

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This Sunday, 9/13 on national television the New England Revolution will try to do what no team in the Eastern Conference and only one team in the West has done all season long, win a 5th consecutive match.  In the last four games the Rev’s have burned through TFC, Houston, Philly, and Orlando.  Scoring nine goals while conceding only 1 in the process.  Kickoff at BMO Field in Toronto is set for 5:00pm, with ESPN2 bringing the action.

Toronto enter the match having lost to Seattle and are 3-3 in their last six, while New England are undefeated in as many games.  TFC stand in 5th place, just three points behind 4th place New England but with a game in hand at 26 games played.  This will be the 3rd meeting between the clubs this MLS season but the 1st in Canada.  TFC was able to get a road point at Gillette Stadium back on May 16th thanks to a wonderful, penetrating run by none other than Michael Bradley (View Here).  The Rev’s took all three point in the last match on August 1st with goals from both Lee Nguyen and Charlie Davies.  Davies is New England’s top goal threat with nine on the year while Giovinco, who is questionable for the match, leads the reds with 17.  The Atomic Ant’s abductor is still not at 100% from an injury back on 8/29.   Despite New England’s great form entering the match there is a bright note for TFC (aside from the 22 million dollar pay roll), the Revolution are tied for the 3rd worst road goal differential in the league.  Toronto are a healthy +10 at the renovated BMO Field on the other hand. Despite the Revolutions lack luster road numbers, head coach Vanney will be well aware of New England key players and the threat posed.  Diego Fagundez for example has scored in 2 straight and Lee Nguyen had a three assist night in his last outing.   Juan Agudelo has scored off the bench in 2 of the last 3, providing a dangerous option for Jay Heaps and company in the later stages.  TFC have just four wins against New England in 22 meetings, weather aside the challenge is obvious for an aspiring playoff team.  If TFC want to be considered a threat in the East they must find a way to defeat the reigning, defending, and in form conference champion New England side.

Ref; Toledo – 72 Reds and 74 Pk’s in 203 games

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#OCSC seeking lifeline, #NERevs seeking 4th straight win- #NEvORL

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Saturday September 5th, Orlando City SC make their 1st ever trip to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Revolution.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30, the weather is looking great and the temporary grass pitch is in place.  The two clubs are coming into the match on very different vibes.  New England on one hand is looking for a 4th straight win, is coming off a road victory and are undefeated in the last five.  Meanwhile, expansion side Orlando City are win-less in their last five and are with several key players out.  One might say OCSC are a caged animal though or that they have their backs to the wall here in Massachusetts.  Despite the Revolution being without Jermaine Jones they will be expected to come away with the spoils.  However, as is the case in sports at times, a wounded cornered animal can be a tricky beast to deal with.

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Last week the Rev’s went down to Philly and ate a cheese steak right off of the Unions plate, coming home with the 3 points.  Tonight their hoping some clam chowder will power them past visiting Orlando City.  Hungry Yet? The Rev’s are 7-1-5 at Gillette stadium, also known as ‘The Razor’ while their overall league record is 10-9-7.  A record which has them at 37 points and in 5th place in the Eastern Conference.  Diego Fagundez was the hero last week, scoring the game winner and also becoming the youngest player in Major League Soccer history to reach twenty-five goals scored (Player Info).  Coach Jay Heaps will most likely stick with Diego on the wing for a 6th straight start.  Another player we’re likely to see for New England is Charlie Davies, who leads the club in goals with nine so far and has started up top in the last eight games.

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Orlando are currently in the final playoff spot in the East, (6th) with an overall record of 7-12-8 (29pts) and are 3-7-3 on the road.  However, the problem is Montreal who are just one point behind but have four game at hand, making Orlando more of a passenger then a driver on this roller coaster playoff ride.  If Orlando want to take the wheel they need to get points out of the 7 remaining matches on their schedule.  Not only that but they’ll need a lifeline as well, a lifeline in the form of the Montreal Impact dropping points.  The Impact with 11 games remaining are the safe bet to take 6th place but recently they’ve been obliging Orlando, losing the last three game and firing their head coach for example.  Orlando have to improve to have a chance.  Their goal differential, at -14 is the worst in the league right now and their road goal differential of -16 is second worst.  Only Real Salt Lake have been poorer away from home.  Today present an enormous challenge for the expansion club who are at a tough road venue, against a team who played in MLS Cup just last year and are without their two leading scorers (Larin/Kaka).  Making matters worse, Orlando is also without the services of Ceren and Rivas as well.  OCSC would love to be able to have a repeat performance of the 2-2 draw they had back on May 8th versus New England at the Citrus bowl.  However, that is looking like a slim possibility at the moment for a depleted squad, who’s not in the best of form.

Ref=Geiger: 33 Reds and 44 PK’s in 141 games

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