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Trialists ID’d as Ghanaian Prospects

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The two trialists seen at Revolution training on Tuesday have been identified as Fredrick Opoku and Moses Sarpong, both 19-year-old Ghanaian internationals.

Revolution writer Jeff Lemieux confirmed the trialists' identities via Twitter on Wednesday.

USASA: Southie Among 4 Set for Cup Qualifiers

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Southie FC will meet defending Cup champion Kendall Wanderers FC for USASA Werner Fricker U.S. Open Cup qualifying at 4:00pm on Saturday at Hormel Stadium in Medford, Mass.

Southie, which is also undertaking USASA National Amateur Cup qualifying, is hoping to reach the state final after it fell short last year.

Roma-Juventus Set for Gillette This Summer

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Italian Serie A giants Juventus and AS Roma will meet at Gillette Stadium on Jul. 30 at 4:00pm as part of the 2017 International Champions Cup series, which will be played in 11 cities across the U.S. this summer.

The mid-summer match will mark the first time Roma has visited the region since 2014 when the club played an international friendly against Liverpool at Fenway Park.

Photos: Trialists at Revs Training?

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NESoccerToday photographer Chris Adauma (aduamaphotography.com) brings you the scenes from Revs training on Tuesday, where two new faces were spotted at Gillette Stadium.

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Kouassi Gets High Praise Following Debut

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Few expected Xavier Kouassi to make his Revolution debut on Saturday at Dallas after gathering only a handful of minutes during the preseason. But during the course of the contest, he left little doubt he was ready.

Starting at defensive midfielder some 13 months after he signed a designated player deal, the Ivory Coast international completed 81.

Risk Avoidance Burns Revs

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If it's true that fortune favors the bold, then the Revolution might want to become a bit braver this season.

After getting the jump on FC Dallas on Saturday at Toyota Stadium, the locals seemed content to tap the brakes rather than staying on the gas during the second half.

Defensive Mistakes Undermine Revs

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It was deja vu at Dallas for the Revolution on Saturday.

Similar to last year's U.S. Open final, New England found themselves on top early at Toyota Stadium on Saturday. And just like it happened six months ago, that leadevaporated at the hands of a talented Dallas side that claimed a 2-1 comeback win.

Urruti Ravages Revs in Dallas

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FC Dallas forward Maxi Urruti scored twice in a six-minute span during the second half to send the Revolution to a 2-1 defeat on Saturday at Toyota Stadium.

After Lee Nguyen scored from the spot to give the Revolution the early lead inside of 10 minutes, Dallas pressed forward and found paydirt in the 71st minute after Urruti poked through a rebound.

Kouassi Gets Starting Nod at Dallas

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Thirteen months after the Revolution signed him to a designated player contract, midfielder Xavier Kouassi received a starting nod in Saturday's match at Dallas.

Kouassi, 27, suffered a torn ACL with FC Sion shortly after he signed a future deal with the Revolution.

Will USOC Loss Weigh on Revs Minds?

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For a brief timeduring last year's U.S. Open Cup title match against FC Dallas, the Revolution found themselves in command, poised to secure the club's second Cup title thanks to an early Juan Agudelo goal. Then, within a matter of nine minutes, the dream was dashed.

The Warm Up: #DALvNE

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Who:Revolution (0-1-0, 0 points) vs. FC Dallas (1-0-1, 4 points)
What:Week 3 of the MLS regular season
Where:Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
When:Saturday, Mar.

Revs Have Something to Prove at Dallas

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Rare is the early season match that stokes the competitive fire atthe deepest depthsof an MLS player's soul. So to hear Scott Caldwell attach such significance to his team's the Week 3 contest at Dallas is, well, fascinating.

Coming off a stinging First Kick loss at Colorado, Caldwell believes the Revolution aren't just looking to get a result at Dallas: they're poised to see how they stack up against one of the best clubs in the league.

Cameron Called Up for Qualifying; Agudelo Left Behind

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It was a mix of good and disappointing news for regional soccer fans as Attleboro, Mass. native Geoff Cameron was called up by the U.S. for the next round of World Cup Qualifying while Revolution striker Juan Agudelo did not make the 24-man roster.

Will #NEvORL Postponement Hurt or Help the Revs?

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In the wake of the postponement of Saturday's Revolution-Orlando City match, our writers give their takes on whether the unexpected break will help or hurt the locals.

What kind of effect do you think the postponement will have on the Revolution?

Shuttleworth Debuts for MNUFC in Blowout

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Former Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth made his Minnesota United FC debut as a late-match substitute in Sunday's 6-1 defeat to Atlanta United FC at a snowy TCF Bank Stadium.

Shuttleworth, who was traded to Minnesota last month for Femi Hollinger-Janzen, entered the match in the 86th minute to spell John Alvbage after the starting keeper injured his knee and had to be carted off the field.