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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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#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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