Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Last Word #ORLvNE #NERevs

This Sunday July 31,  the New England Revolution and Orlando City SC will square off for the 3rd and final time, this regular season.  Game kicks off at 7:30et from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL.  The previous two matches between the sides both ended in 2-2 draws and each offered its own controversy.  This match will be expected to play out similarly but with one team getting the win and the final laugh in this wild series.

New England are entering the match with a positive spirit having defeated Chicago 1-0 last week and are undefeated in their last three.  The Revolution are also only two wins shy of being Open Cup Champions once again as they will face the Union next week in a semi final match up.  The Rev’s are 6-7-8 and currently in 6th place in the East.

Orlando City on the hand under new head coach Jason Kreis, are entering the match in a bit of a funk having failed to win a game in their previous five attempts. The last time OC got the full three points was against Toronto back on June 25th.  The Lions are right behind New England in the standings at 7th place with a record of 4-5-11.  Orlando City do have some momentum going into the match.  Aside from hiring a new accomplished head coach they also managed to snag a point in Columbus after trailing early by two.  Orlando’s come from behind fighting spirit could come in to play in this match as well but not if Jay Heaps has anything to say about.  Orlando were able to steel a point from NE in the previous match with Rivas edging out Woodberry to a ball, netting an equalizer in the 90th minute.  The Rev’s will be looking for just their 2nd road win of the season (MLS).  However, Orlando are undefeated on home soil so far in ten matches.  Both sides will have their work cut out for them battling not only each other but also the high temperature.

Quick Hits

Team Scoring leaders; OC-Larin 10; NE-Nguyen 5

REF-Silviu Petrescu, 116 matches, 17 RC’s, 24 PK’s

YC Watch- Cristian Higuita, Carlos Rivas, David Mateos — NE: Gershon Koffie, London Woodberry

All time Head to Head-4 games, 3 draws, 1 win for NE

New guy Jason Kreis vs. NE: P15 W8 L4 T3

 

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#RSLvNE 101 #NERevs Blitzz!

Coming off a 3-1 home win versus the Crew which snapped a three game losing streak, the New England Revolution will now be facing Real Salt Lake.  The match at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy Utah will kick off at 10pm et.  This will be the only match between the two MLS clubs this regular season.

RSL are win less in their last four league matches and have just one win in the last six.  Their previous game resulted in a 2-0 loss on the road to the Whitecaps in a mid-week fixture.  This will be RSL’s 3rd game in the previous seven days and will prove to be a real test of not only the depth on the team but also the fitness as temperatures are expected to hit 90 degrees.  As if that wasn’t enough, the club will be taking on Italian side Inter on Tuesday on the newer natural grass field of Rio Tinto Stadium.

Goalkeeper Nick Rimando will be looking for his 180th win tonight which would tie him with Kevin Hartman all time.  RSL are 103-22-45 at home in their last 170 matches, a very impressive feat.  New addition Yura Movsisyan leads the team in scoring with 7 goals, followed by Martinez (6), and Plata (5).  So far in 2016 RSL are 8-6-5 with 29pts.

The New England Revolution along with the AT&T Goal of the week winner, Lee Nguyen enter the match 5-7-7 with 22pts.  The Rev’s have never won in Rio Tinto but did win the previous match 4-0 on 4/25/2015.  The Rev’s will be looking for Gershon Koffie to make his long awaited return from a knee sprain.  However, the center mid is on YC watch and is looking at a one game suspension with his next yellow card offense. New DP signing Kouassi remains on the disabled list but is expected to make his debut this season at some point.  The all time record for the teams in 18 games has New England with 5 wins and RSL with an edge at 9 wins.  Elfath is your man in the middle for tonight’s game.

 

Match Presented By Zion Bank

 

 

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