The Boys Are Back! #VANvNE #NERevs

It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to see any MLS action with the leagues Copa America break.  The Revolution last played at home vs Seattle on May 28th.  After giving up an early goal in the 7th minute (Kovar), the Revolution were able to come back with two unanswered goals and win 2-1 (Highlights ).  Lee Nguyen opened up the scoring for the home side from the penalty spot after Friberg was called for handling when Zack Scott cleared the ball directly into his abdomen. Then in the 80th minute FHJ aka “The Femi” struck gold with a low driven shot to the far post.

Despite the two week break in Major League Soccer, New England shouldn’t be too rusty as they did just play an Open Cup match with the Carolina Railhawks this past Wednesday (USSOC-CRHvNER).  The Rev’s were able to advance in that tournament with a 0-1 victory thanks in part to Zackary Herivaux, New England’s Japanese (Osaka) home grown player.  The twenty year old was able to find the back of the net with a shot from just outside the 18 yard box in extra time (103′).  Next up for the Rev’s in the OC is a date with the NY Cosmos who will be coming off their win and subsequent elimination of city rival, NYCFC.

While the Open Cup will surely be on the mind(s) of Jay Heaps and the Revolution, more pressing is the league match they have tonight in Vancouver Canada versus the White Caps.  The match kicks off at 7:00 ET from BC Place and is the only meeting between the two sides this season.  Vancouver are coming off a draw vs Houston back on 5/28 (league match) and will be playing in Toronto on 6/21 in the Canadian Championship Tournament. The White Caps are undefeated at home in their last seven matches with four wins and three ties.  Unlike New England, Vancouver may be a tad rusty going into this match. The White Caps last competitive match came ten days ago, a 3-0 home win versus the Ottawa Fury of the NASL.  Both Octavio Rivero and Pedro Morales had at least a goal and an assist each.  Unfortunately, for the home side, both players are under suspension for the match with New England along with defender Kendall Waston.

Standings; NE-8th (East Conf.) 16pts,  VAN-4th (West Conf.) 21pts

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All Time Series; 6 total games, 2 wins for each side and 2 draws.  NE is win less in VAN.

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#NERevs look for 2 straight #NEvDAL

This Saturday May 21st, the New England Revolution will be taking on FC Dallas at Gillette Stadium as part of Rivalry Week in MLS.  Kick off is scheduled for 7:30et and Silviu Petrescu will be your man in the middle.

After a gutting six game win-less streak, the Rev’s finally managed what was just their 2nd win of 2016 by beating Chicago 2-0 (5/14).  Rookie Femi Hollinger-Janzen (Benin) and USMNT player Lee Nguyen both found the back of the net for the home side, while a make shift back line managed the shutout.  New England may have their regular defenders (Goncalves, Tierney) back in the XI come this Saturday but former FCD player(s), Je-Vaughn Watson and London Woodberry will be ready to play anywhere for Jay Heaps and the Rev’s.  Rev’s fans will be hoping newly signed star DP Kei Kamara, can score his 1st goal for his new club.  The Rev’s currently have three players on 2 goals, just 1 shy of the team leader, Diego Fagundez.

FC Dallas enter the match coming off a 2-0 home win versus the Seattle Sounders and are in 2nd place in the West with a record of 7-4-2 (23pts).  FCD has not done very well on the road but has managed to win the last four meeting versus New England.  Coach Oscar Pereja may be without Max Urruti and Jesse Gonzalez as both are listed as questionable.  FCD are also missing young star defender Matt Hedges, who is still at least a couple weeks away from a potential return.  Dallas did reinforce their defense and signed Agustin Jara this past Monday, May 16th.  They’ll be relying on Michael Barrios (5 goals) and Fabian Castillo to power the attack, an attack that is ranked 3rd in the league.

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The Blitzz #NEvTFC #TFC #NERevs Season Summary

This Saturday (4/9) Toronto FC (1-2-1 4pts) will be at Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Revolution (1-1-3 6pts), the match is set to kick off at 4pm et.  CSN-NE is the channel, while 98.5 FM and 1570 AM have the radio call.  Be sure to call in at (855) 728 7500 for the Sports Hub’s post game show.

TFC are currently just below the red line in 7th place and coming off of back to back shutout losses.  The latest coming at the hands of the Rapids.  New England on the hand is coming off their 1st win of the 2016 season, a 1-0 result at home versus the New York Red Bulls.  Diego Fagundez scored the game winner for the Rev’s with some controversy after the ref decided to not stop play after a Red Bull defender had gone down w/ an injury.  The Red Bulls would go onto finish the match w/ only ten men.  The Revolution have gone undefeated against TFC in now 7 matches  (5-0-2).

 

New England 2016 Season Summary:

Opened the season away at Houston and played poorly on defense, settling for a draw.  Hosted DC in their season opener but the attack came up dry, 0-0 draw.  Went to Philly and poor play from Watson, including a red card resulted in a 3-0 loss.  Played away at NYC and earned a solid road point.  Finally, 3 points at the expense of the Red Bulls in a not so stellar performance otherwise.

Absences: Injuries-Questionable Darrious Barnes (NE) and Tsubasa Endoh (TFC)

Out-Clement Simonin (TFC)

Suspended-Benoit Cheyrou (TFC)

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Rev’s Blitzz- #NERevs #HOUvNE

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The 2016 season is finally upon us as the New England Revolution are down in Texas to play the Houston Dynamo.  Soccer Sunday is right around the corner!  Both teams will be looking to get things off on the right foot and eventually take the Cup from your 2015 MLS  defending champion, Portland Timbers.  The Rev’s will be taking on the Dynamo March 6th (3pm et) at BBVA Compass Stadium.  New England will be looking for it’s fourth straight win vs Houston and is 6-3-1 all time in Houston.  Heaps and company will be feeling confident going in having just come off a cup victory in the Desert Diamond preseason tournament.  The Rev’s quality in Arizona included a 2-1 victory against the Dynamo (2/24).   The Dynamo managed just one win in five games on the other hand but coach Owen Coyle, now in his second year, will be putting…

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Rev’s Blitzz- #NERevs #HOUvNE

The 2016 season is finally upon us as the New England Revolution are down in Texas to play the Houston Dynamo.  Soccer Sunday is right around the corner!  Both teams will be looking to get things off on the right foot and eventually take the Cup from your 2015 MLS  defending champion, Portland Timbers.  The Rev’s will be taking on the Dynamo March 6th (3pm et) at BBVA Compass Stadium.  New England will be looking for it’s fourth straight win vs Houston and is 6-3-1 all time in Houston.  Heaps and company will be feeling confident going in having just come off a cup victory in the Desert Diamond preseason tournament.  The Rev’s quality in Arizona included a 2-1 victory against the Dynamo (2/24).   The Dynamo managed just one win in five games on the other hand but coach Owen Coyle, now in his second year, will be putting all that aside.  The club has brought in Cristian Maidana and Agustin Garcia, who will join the likes of Erick ‘Cubo’ Torres and G. Barnes.  Cubo’s 3 goals in preseason will have fans hoping for more at BBVA Compass Stadium this coming Sunday.

 

 

Previous Matches 

Aug 15, 2015 NE 2 – 0 HOU
Oct 16, 2014 HOU 1 – 2 NE
Apr 12, 2014 NE 2 – 0 HOU
Mar 8, 2014 HOU 4 – 0 NE
Sep 28, 2013 NE 1 – 1 HOU

 

 

How the Rev’s have changed since losing in DC back in 2015.

Say hello to:

  • D Sambinha (1/22/16 – loan from Sporting CP)
  • D Jordan McCrary (1/25/16 – SuperDraft)
  • M Xavier Kouassi (2/1/16 ) Expected to join club this Summer
  • M Gershon Koffie (2/11/16 – trade from Vancouver)

Goodbye, Adios, and  Arrivederci to:(the departed) 

  • D Kevin Alston (11/25/15 – option declined)….now with Orlando City SC
  • D Jeremy Hall (11/25/15 – option declined)…now with NASL sideTampa Bay Rowdies
  • M Jermaine Jones (11/25/15 – out of contract)
  • M Andy Dorman (11/25/15 – out of contract)

Team Notes:

Houston: acquire Collen Warner from TFC (3/2) and former Rev’s player Mansally from RSL (2/18).  The Dynamo finished 8th in 2015 w/ just 11 wins and a -7 GD.

New England: Landed Je-Vaughn Watson from FCD for a draft pick and traded Jermaine Jones to COL

 

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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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