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New England Revolution

Revolution success tied to Brad Friedel’s work in the off-season

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The Revs are happy with the contributions of their new signings.

The New England Revolution are 3-1-1, which is an impressive start for a team that brought in a new coach and several new players. This success didn't happen overnight, however, as the coaching staff spent many hours during preseason developing and implementing their plan.

Revs find success after buying into Friedel’s system

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Fagundez praised the Revolution coaching staff after Friday's 4-0 win.

The New England Revolution are undefeated in four straight, which is their best run since the summer of 2015 when they went eight games without a loss. This success can largely be attributed to players settling into Brad Friedel's system.

Revolution v. NYCFC: Four thoughts

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How did the high press work against NYCFC?

On Saturday, the New England Revolution tied New York City FC 2-2. Here are four thoughts on the game.

1. The High Press

The first half was controlled, almost dominated, by the Revs, as they got at least a half dozen excellent scoring chances, while NYCFC got only two.

Match Photos: Revolution at Philadelphia Union

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A gallery of photos from Brad Friedel's first game as head coach

On Saturday, the New England Revolution kicked off their 2018 season in Philadelphia. This game also marked Brad Feiedel's first game as New England's manager. Our own J. Alexander Dolan traveled down to Philadelphia to capture the of start of the 2018 season.

Three reasons to be pessimistic about the Revolution in 2018

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New year, same Revs?

Earlier today I gave you three reasons why 2018 might be a good year for the New England Revolution, but as true fans you're trained to expect the worst. With this in mind, here are three reasons to be pessimistic about the Revolution.

1. The Lee Nguyen Saga.

Three reasons to be optimistic about the Revolution in 2018

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This is the year we win the cup!

With preseason in the books, we're now less than a week away from the New England Revolution's season opener against the Philadelphia Union. Given the unpredictable nature of MLS, it's hard to know what 2018 will bring. That said, here's three reasons to be optimistic about the Revolution.

Lee Nguyen returns to training

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Here's the latest in the Lee Nguyen saga.

Lee Nguyen is back with the New England Revolution, according to Jonathan Sigal of MLSSoccer.com.

Lee Nguyen has reported to preseason camp for the #NERevs.

Going through a physical this morning, and Brad Friedel said his fitness level will determine when he's back in training.

Revolution go 1-1-1 in Bradenton

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The Revs will now prepare for the Mobile Mini Sun Cup.

The New England Revolution closed the Florida leg of preseason on Tuesday with a 1-1 draw against FC Cincinnati. The Revs are now 1-1-1 as they prepare to enter the Mobile Mini Sun Cup in Tucson, AZ.

Preseason started with a bang as the Revs defeated the New York Red Bulls 4-3 on Wednesday, Jan.

Three thoughts about the Revolution’s first day of training

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Brad Friedel seems like a confident man, and two more thoughts from Tuesday's practice.

The New England Revolution held their first preseason practice on Tuesday and The Bent Musket was there to take it all in. Here are three thoughts from the day:

  1. I'm excited about Cristian Penilla because Brad Friedel is excited about Cristian Penilla.

Revs “very excited” about Cristian Penilla

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Friedel says the Revs are "lucky" to have Penilla.

On Tuesday, the New England Revolution added 26-year-old midfielder/forward Cristian Penilla, a player that head coach Brad Friedel called "very exciting."

Penilla, 26, joins the Revolution on loan from Pachuca and will serve as a Designated Player unless the team chooses to use Targeted Allocation Money.

MLS Draft 2018: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

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Join us as D.C. United looks to add another important piece as they seek to rebound after a poor 2017

D.C. United came into today with one high pick at the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, but before most people were even at the convention center, they traded the #3 overall pick to LAFC for $200,000 ($100,000 in TAM, $100,000 in GAM).

2018 MLS Mock SuperDraft: Revolution Select Mouthino, Twumasi in First Round

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What will Brad Friedel and the Revs do with back to back first round picks? We gave it our best shot in the SBN annual Mock Draft.

I have no idea why I love participating in the greatness that is the SB Nation Mock Draft. Maybe it's a sign that the preseason is right around the corner and it's the first chance to get excited about something related to the 2018 regular season.

3 goals that define Kei Kamara’s career in New England

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A look back at the striker's top tallies.

Kei Kamara is off to Vancouver. After 48 starts and 19 goals with the Revolution, the MLS veteran will join the Whitecaps, his sixth American club in 11 professional seasons.

In Foxboro, Kamara showed flashes of the form that helped him win the MLS Golden Boot three years ago, though his playing style never seemed to align with the Revolution system.

Around The Forest: Brad Friedel ‘best fit’ for New England Revolution

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Tyler Adams and Jesse Gonzalez prep for Portugal, USL-MSL partnership five years in and more!

Portland

Academy Notebook | Two Timbers Academy defenders called into U.S. U-14 national team camp | Portland Timbers
Two members of the Portland Timbers Academy – defenders Issac Homer and Ulysses Martinez – have been called into camp with the U.

Brad Friedel feels excited, prepared for first professional coaching job with Revs

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New England Revolution head coach Brad Friedel and general manager Mike Burns are more than familiar with each other, but it wasn't just the close connection between the former U.S. Men's National Team players that brought Friedel to New England.

"Brad was one of my first calls, and he said it – not as a friend," Burns said at Friedel's introductory press conference on Monday.

Brad Friedel faces daunting task with Revs job

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The New England Revolution have taken a risk by hiring Brad Friedel. It's a calculated risk, for sure, but a risk nonetheless. It's a move with a number of ramifications and challenges, especially as MLS continues to evolve and teams like the Revs appear to be falling further and further behind.

After reports broke earlier this week that Friedel was set for the head coaching gig, the Revs confirmed the appointment of former U.

Revolution announce hiring of Brad Friedel as head coach

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The New England Revolution are turning to an American goalkeeping legend with experience in the U.S. Men's National Team youth system as their next head coach.

The club announced on Thursday that Brad Friedel will replace the fired Jay Heaps for the 2018 season. The deal was originally reported by Goal USA on Tuesday.

Brad Friedel will only be as good as the support the Revs give him

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Brad Friedel might be a good head coach, he might not be. What's more important is the Revs giving their head coach the resources to be successful in MLS.

The New England Revolution have hired a new head coach and according to reports, Brad Friedel will take control of a team that has been under performing (including missing the playoffs the last two years) since making the MLS Cup Final in 2014.

Around The Forest: New England Revolution hire Brad Friedel as head coach

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Robbie Rogers retires, a lot of roster moves as most teams head into the offseason and more!

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers brings groundbreaking pro career to a close | MLSsoccer.com
Robbie Rogers called time on his groundbreaking 11-year professional playing career on Tuesday, a run that included two MLS Cup championships and the distinction of becoming the first openly gay male athlete to compete in a top North American professional sports league.

Report: Revs set to name Brad Friedel as new head coach

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A U.S. Men's National Team legend is set to take over the New England Revolution.

According to Goal USA, the Revs have hired Brad Friedel as the club's new head coach. The job will be Friedel's first professional club head coaching job after previously coaching the U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team.

Montreal Impact

Quick-fire preview: Revs seek fresh start, visit Union

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Revs soccer is back. Here's what you need to know about First Kick 2018.

The last time the Revolution played in a meaningful soccer match, the club earned its first road win of 2017 in a 3-0 triumph over the Montreal Impact. That contest took place on Oct. 22, 2017.

On Saturday, the Revs will hit the road again—this time, to open the 2018 season against the Philadelphia Union.

Here’s the full 2018 Revolution schedule

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A balanced schedule awaits Brad Friedel and the Revolution.

On March 3, Brad Friedel will begin his reign as the Revolution Head Coach with a trip to Chester, Pa., when his team his team will take on the Philadelphia Union. One week later, Friedel will make his Foxboro debut against the Colorado Rapids.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/8/17

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Three Union players called up to national teams, MLS news, and the full USMNT squad to face Portugal

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union trio tapped for international duty
CJ Sapong and Alejandro Bedoya named to USMNT for Portugal friendly; Warren Creavalle called up by Guyana.

Red Bulls

MLS Power Rankings: Where do the Revs belong?

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Morning Muster is back. Share your thoughts.

From top to bottom, the Revolution roster looks vaguely familiar. The 2018 version of the club doesn't look that much different than the 2017 version that finished 7th in the Eastern Conference last season. The addition of attacker Cristian Penilla and defender Gabriel Somi could pay dividends for first-year coach Brad Friedel, though the team failed to land the impact player fans longed to see.

Around The Forest: David Guzman and Bill Tuiloma called up by their National Teams

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Former U.S. International Brad Friedel on wish list for Rev's vacant coaching spot, ATLUD turned down big money for Almiron and Martinez and more!

Portland

Timbers midfielder David Guzmán, defender/midfielder Bill Tuiloma called up for international matches | Portland Timbers
Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzmán has been called up by Costa Rica for a pair of international friendlies, it was announced today.

U.S.

Gut reactions: Confident in Friedel for 2018 and beyond?

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Share your thoughts in this week's open thread.

Mike Burns has already completed his biggest offseason to-do. Earlier this week, the Revolution GM hired former U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel to fill his coaching vacancy, according to a report from Ives Galarcep.

That news broke to mixed reactions.

U.S. U-19s top Ukraine to reach Slovakia Cup final

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The U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team will soon be playing for some silverware, and it can thank an own goal for that.

The U.S. defeated Ukraine, 2-1, on Tuesday to book a spot inthe Slovakia Cup final, and the decisive tally came on a first-half own goal. Captain and midfielder Weston McKennie opened the scoring for the young Americans in the 27th minute, but the game-winner came six minutes later when a Ukraine player hitthe ball over his own goal line.

Mauricio Pochettino

Brad Friedel discusses his broadcast career and what makes Mauricio Pochettino so special

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Brad Friedel sat down with World Soccer Talk this week to discuss his broadcast and coaching career.

World Soccer Talk: You are one of the most decorated goalkeepers in the history of the Premier League with the most appearances – even more than the likes of Peter Schmeichel and Petr Cech.

Brad Friedel discusses his broadcast career and what makes Mauricio Pochettino so special

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Brad Friedel sat down with World Soccer Talk this week to discuss his broadcast and coaching career.

World Soccer Talk: You are one of the most decorated goalkeepers in the history of the Premier League with the most appearances – even more than the likes of Peter Schmeichel and Petr Cech.

United States

Mark McKenzie named to United States U18 roster for Slovakia Cup

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Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender one of 23 players on U.S. roster

Philadelphia Union Academy and Bethlehem Steel FC defender Mark McKenzie will be traveling to Slovakia later this month with the United States U18 team for the Slovakia Cup.

The Bear, Delaware native who is committed to play at Wake Forest University this fall, has made two starts this season for Bethlehem Steel FC and has a goal in nine appearances this season for the Union U18 team.

Matthew Freese called up to United States U19 camp

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The Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper part of 22-player roster for Florida camp

Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Matthew Freese has caught the eye of a U.S. goalkeeping legend.

Freese was called up by United States U19 head coach Brad Friedel for a domestic training camp being held in Sunrise, Florida through February 10.

Fox Sports

Landon Donovan is shining star in FOX Sports’ disappointing Copa America broadcasts

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While much has been written about the flag-waving, delusional broadcast of the United States v. Argentina Copa America semi-final, one part of the broadcast that was a pleasant surprise was the color commentary by USMNT legend Landon Donovan. This was not Donovan's first match; he had called the U.

Landon Donovan is shining star in FOX Sports’ disappointing Copa America broadcasts

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While much has been written about the flag-waving, delusional broadcast of the United States v. Argentina Copa America semi-final, one part of the broadcast that was a pleasant surprise was the color commentary by USMNT legend Landon Donovan. This was not Donovan's first match; he had called the U.

The Rest

Matt Turner has USMNT potential, if you ask Juan Agudelo

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Could the 23-year-old join a young crop of U.S. National Team keepers?

During his first two MLS seasons, Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner spent more time traveling down I-95 than he did playing at Gillette Stadium.

An undrafted signee in 2016, Turner joined a Revolution side with proven goalkeepers Bobby Shuttleworth and Brad Knighton already on its roster.

Bocanegra, Friedel appear on National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot for first time

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Thirty-two individuals were named as finalists for the 2018 National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot Monday.

The first-time nominees include former U.S. Men's National Team defender Carlos Bocanegra, USMNT goalkeeper Brad Friedel and midfielder Stuart Holden.

Bobby Convey, Jay DeMerit, Eddie Johnson and Lori Lindsey are the other American newcomers to the ballot, while Thierry Henry and Juan Pablo Angel appear on the ballot for the first time.

Revolution re-sign Farrell, Bunbury and two others

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The club took another step toward finalizing its 2018 roster on Friday.

Four familiar faces will return to Foxboro next season.

On Friday, the Revolution re-signed a trio of veteran players: defender Andrew Farrell, forward Teal Bunbury and goalkeeper Brad Knighton. The club also agreed to terms with 22-year-old forward Brian Wright.

Major Link Soccer: ‘Big Sam’ Allardyce keen to coach USMNT

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Meanwhile, Brad Friedel will coach the Revs, Neymar is unhapy in Paris, and the paper airplane finally gets the recognition it deserves.

Seattle

Longtime Tacoma-based sports writer and columnist for the News Tribune Larry LaRue has passed away in California at age 68.

After nine years in Seattle, Kurt Schmid made the move to LA Galaxy, joining his father Sigi.

News roundup: Sapong, Bedoya to USMNT, Brad Friedel to New England, Pirlo retires

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Union players get called up to their national squads, Pirlo and Rogers retire, and more

When The Worlds Of Rock N’ Roll And Goalkeeping Combine: Five Fascinating Musical Facts About Goalies

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Mix it up a wee bit, my editor said. So I got to 4th May, and I notedthat on his day in 1966, the great Peter Shilton made the first of his record 1,005 football league appearances when he stepped up between the sticks for Leicester City (whatever happened to them?) against Everton.

That would normally be the cue to spin headlong into a list of the best goalkeepers of all time or the worst goalkeeper of all time or the Top 10 goalkeepers most likely to have owned Vauxhall Cavaliers at some point in their lives, etc, etc.