Cody Cropper

New England Revolution

Matt Turner steps up after surprisingly earning job as Revs starter

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Few goalkeepers have come as far in as short of time as the New England Revolution's starting goalkeeper Matt Turner, who went undrafted in 2016 after two seasons starting for Fairfield University.

Turner managed to latch on as the Revs' third-string keeper, and then got his first professional experience in 27 starts the past two seasons on short-term loan stints with the United Soccer League's Richmond Kickers.

Some Soccer News for Jan 26, 2018

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It's Day 26 of 2018.

Join Me - I am gonna be watching:
  • USMNT v Bosnia+ Herzegovina on Sunday night
  • Town Hall Brewery
  • Minneapolis
  • 8:30pm CT

Yeah, I know most of you are really not in to this, but we may get a chance to see Minnesota's Christian Ramirez play.

Polster, Vincent join USMNT January camp

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The Fire will open training camp in Chicago on January 22 without their starting fullbacks. Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent have been named to the US men's national team January camp. As expected, the US team is heavy on younger players who have been on the fringe of the national team set-up as a result of the disastrous World Cup miss with the veterans.

Revolution 2, Toronto 1: Late goals give Revs three points

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Well those last few minutes were fun, huh?

After allowing ten goals in two games, the New England Revolution recorded 2-1 win over league-leading Toronto FC.

Toronto's Tosaint Ricketts appeared to score a goal in the 23rd minute but the striker was deemed offside. Ricketts threatened the Revs' net three minutes later, but Cody Cropper was there to make an outstretched save.

Revs shocked by early goal, ready to move on from 7-0 defeat

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Wednesday was a rough night for the New England Revolution.

They went into the shiny new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and got trampled on by an Atlanta United team riding high and steam rolling towards the playoffs. They were down 1-0 before they could blink, down two men before they could truly recover from that instant attack, and they sauntered into the locker room for half time down four goals with a pair of red cards leaving their side out numbered and demoralized.

New England 1, Montreal 0 - Revs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

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The Revs needed to find a way past a stout Montreal defense, and Lee Nguyen answered the call with a big second half goal.

For the first hour, both the New England Revolution and Montreal Impact searched for a breakthrough goal. The Revs nearly found the opener at the end of the first half and Montreal should have been ahead but Anthony Jackson-Hamel missed a sitter from close range.

New England Revolution projected lineup to face D.C. United

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Injuries and tinkering mean the Revs are in flux heading into this one

It feels weird to say it, but Saturday will see D.C. United arguably favored in a game for the first time in months. Between injuries and the fact that this season has slowly drifted out of their hands (3W-0D-6L run since mid-June), the New England Revolution are a bit difficult to get a read on.

Fire Hang On For Massive Road Win

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There are times in a soccer match when scoring a goal can destroy the motivation for an opponent to mount a comeback. The New England Revolution were that team on Saturday shortly after Luis Solignac put the visiting Fire 2:0 up in the 61st minute. It was the kind of authoritative strike that resulted in the Revs looking like they were ready to pack it in.

Revolution 1, Fire 2: Revs' home unbeaten run snapped at 12

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Antonio Delamea's goal wasn't enough as the Revs fall 2-1 to the Fire.

The New England Revolution saw their 12-game home unbeaten run come to an end on Saturday, as they suffered a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire.

The visitors got things going in the 18th minute with clever movement that clearly came from the training ground.

Revolution 1, Red Bulls 2: Revs lose on the road despite early goal

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Red Bull Arena continues to be a daunting place for the Revs.

The New England Revolution couldn't hold onto their early lead as they fell 2-1 to the New Red Bulls on Saturday night.

The Revs opened the scoring in the 9th minute when Lee Nguyen converted a penalty. Referee Ismail Elfath pointed to the spot when Damien Perrinelle fouled Diego Fagundez in the box.

Revolution 2, Crew SC 1: Revs extend home unbeaten streak to 10

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Diego does the double to help the Revs avenge their recent loss to Crew SC.

The New England Revolution extended their home unbeaten run to 10 when they defeated Columbus Crew SC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Crew SC were dangerous early on, as they used the flanks to disturb the Revolution defense.

Cody Cropper gaining a foothold as Revolution goalkeeper

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FOXBOROUGH The New England Revolution made a decisive move to improve their goalkeeping performance in February when they traded theirstarter of the past four seasons, Bobby Shuttleworth, to Minnesota United FC.

Revs coach Jay Heaps opted to give 24-year-old former U.

Portland Timbers Drop Points in 1-1 Draw Against New England Revolution

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The Portland Timbers came out strong, but faded as tonight's match wore on, taking only a single point from their 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution at Providence Park.

For the fifth time this season it was the Timbers who opened the scoring, breaking through in the 12th minute. After a smooth pass from Darlington Nagbe sent him down the left flank, Diego Chara hit a chipped in cross over the New England box.

Heaps not ready to name Revolution’s starting goalkeeper

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Heaps: "We expect to carry the four guys on our roster—four guys that we're actually really excited about."

It's pretty atypical in MLS to see a roster with four goalkeepers on it but such is the case with the New England Revolution.

The club currently has four options to play between the sticks in Bobby Shuttleworth, Brad Knighton, Cody Cropper, and Matt Turner.

Revolution vs. Impact 2016: Live Game Thread

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The Revs are finishing off the season against the Montreal Impact at home.

The New England Revolution may not have any realistic shot at the playoffs, but they have a chance here to finish the season on a strong note against a visiting Montreal Impact team with very little to play for, their playoff berth having been clinched.

Revolution v. Rapids: Injury Reports

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Bobby Shuttleworth and Teal Bunbury are listed as questionable.

There are two new entries on this week's New England Revolution injury report as Bobby Shuttleworth (lower back injury) and Teal Bunbury (right foot injury) are both listed as questionable.

Shuttleworth has been the starting goalkeeper for the Revs for the bulk of the season but has recently conceded the spot to Brad Knighton.

Cody Cropper signs with Revolution

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After spending the first six years of his career in England, Cody Cropper has returned to the U.S. to continue his club career.

The New England Revolution announced on Thursday that the club has signed the former U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper as a Discovery signing. The deal comes after Cropper left English side MK Dons following the conclusion of the English Championship season.

Major League Soccer

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution

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What to expect when the Revs come to Talen Energy Stadium for the first game of the 2018 season.

MLS Week 26: Red cards and shutouts

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Some MLS teams took advantage of the international break and others didn't. That meant a shorter MLS weekend than usual with only four games on Saturday. The scores start with New England shutting out Orlando 4-0 at Gillette Stadium. Kei Kamara had a hat trick with goals in the 26th, 75th and 89th minutes.

MLS Week 21: Four goal shutouts

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Week 21 of the 2017 MLS season started with Atlanta and Orlando drawing 1-1 on national television. Kaka opened the scoring for Orlando in the 40th minute on the road. Hector Villalba equalized two minutes into stoppage time. Dom Dwyer started for Orlando in his first game since the move from Sporting KC.

Musket Rounds: Michael Bradley deserves more credit, plus more daily links

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Here's what we're reading following a busy weekend of soccer.

The Revolution earned a point in Portland, four MLS teams made trades and Bastian Schweinsteiger scored 17 minutes into his Chicago Fire debut. It was a busy weekend in American soccer.

Here's what we're reading today:

Revolution News

Revolution steal a point in Stumptown / The Bent Musket

A late equalizer from Lee Nguyen helped the Revs earn a highly-coveted point at Providence Park.

United States

United States-Bosnia Herzegovina Preview: Three Revs Hoping to Start 2018 Strong

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Agudelo, Rowe and Cropper are all looking to end winter camp on a high note, as the three Revs play in the first USMNT friendly of the year.

The United States will not be going to Russia this summer, which means for a lot of players and the federation, the road to Qatar begins tonight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

United States vs. Colombia Olympic Qualifying, recap: America bunkers, survives 1-1 draw

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Luis Gil opened the scoring with a vital road goal. His 5th minute strike came as Mario Rodriguez used a cutback pass into the space that Jordan Morris opened. Twice in the first half the US managed to get the Colombian keeper out of the net, but they could not score a goal. Morris sparked one of those chances with Gil missing the shot.

D.C. United

Photos: Cropper ditches gloves as Revs kick with Boston youth

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On Tuesday, the Revolution hosted a soccer clinic along the Charles River Esplanade.

Cody Cropper made his share of sprawling saves on Saturday against D.C. United.

Three days later, he ditched his gloves to kick around with Boston youth at Teddy Ebersol's fields along the Charles River.

Cropper stock up, attack stock down in Revolution loss to D.C. United

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Another road match, another tough result. Here's who stood out.

Seeking a highly-coveted road win, the Revolution turned in a dud against D.C. United on Saturday. Here's who impressed, and who didn't, during the 1-0 loss:

Stock up

Cody Cropper

The scoreline of Saturday's match reflected Cropper's brilliance more than anything else.

Nicolas Lodeiro

Alonso completes Seattle comeback with late equalizer

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With just minutes to go, captain Ozzie made it 3-3

Just minutes after Will Bruin made it 3-2, the Sounders charged down the pitch and continued their relentless attack. Nicolas Lodeiro curled the ball in from the right flank and Osvaldo Alonso headed it down and past Cody Cropper to make it 3-3 in the 88th minute.

Deflected Lodeiro shot finally gets Seattle on the board

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After nearly 75 minutes of constant attack from Seattle, one finally stuck

Despite having most of the possession and 20 shots after nearly 75 minutes, the Sounders weren't able to stick one in the net until Nicolas Lodeiro latched onto a cross near the top of the box. His shot bounced off a Revolution defender and past a diving Cody Cropper to make it 3-1 in the 75th minute.


Cropper Keeps Clean Sheet in Debut

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. When the New England Revolution signed 23-year-old goalkeeper Cody Cropper on August 18, it seemed unlikely the young ‘keeper would see much action this season playing behind established veterans Brad Knighton and Bobby Shuttleworth.

Revs Add Goalkeeper Cody Cropper

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The New England Revolutionannounced the signing of former U.S. youth international goalkeeper Cody Cropper on Thursday morning. The 23-year-old 'keeper was part of English Championship (the second division in England) side Ipswich Town FC's academy from 2010-2012, before transferring to Southampton F.

Americans Abroad

Cropper training with Minnesota United following MK Dons departure

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Cody Cropper is currently clubless, but the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper has found a temporary training spot with his hometown team.

Cropper, who moved to Minnesota at age 12, has been trainingwith the NASL's Minnesota United for the past several weeks, a club official confirmed to SBI.

Cody Cropper set to be released by MK Dons

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Cody Cropper's run with MK Dons is coming to an end.

The English clubannounced on Wednesday that MK Dons has opted not to renew the goalkeeper's contract. The decision will make Cropper a free agent once his current deal expires in June.

The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper made 12 appearances for the club this past season after joining from Southampton as a free agent last summer.

Cody Cropper to meet with MK Dons to discuss future

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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper Cody Copper is set to meet with MK Donsmanager Karl Robinson to discuss his future, according to the team's website.

Copper, who is out of contract at the end of the season, was starting for the side in the Football League Championship in England, but injured his shoulder on April 23.

Cody Cropper to start remainder of season for MK Dons

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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper Cody Cropper will see some important minutes in the English Championship in the coming weeks.

Cropper will be the starting goalkeeper for Milton Keynes Dons for the remainder of the club's 2015-16 season, as first-choice netminder David Martin will be sidelined with a fractured hand.

Cody Cropper earns first league start for MK Dons

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After making the move to Milton Keynes Dons last summer, Cody Cropper earned his first English Championship start on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper started and made one save in MK Dons' 1-1 tie vs. Huddersfield.MK Dons, which had a one-man advantage for most of the second half, conceded a late goal to Nahki Wells.

The Cody Cropper plot thickens...

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Bristol City are still in the picture, as well as two newer English suitors, but I can now confirm that MLS have opened talks with Southampton free agent keeper Cody Cropper. Needless to say, the race in on.- Greg Seltzer

The Rest

How the Revolution can make the playoffs

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It won't be easy, but the Revs still have a shot at playoff soccer.

Cody Cropper hasn't given up on the 2017 season. Last week, the Revolution goalkeeper calculated playoff scenarios for the navy and red. His math determined that New England would need 21 points from its final nine matches to make a legitimate push for the postseason.

Fantasy Focus: All Rev-ed Up

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All they do is Nguyen

Our leader this round was HICKENHÖPPER FC, who scored 125 points. Captain Kei Kamara (NE, $9.8) led the team with a hat trick and 38 points, while his teammate Lee Nguyen (NE, $11.00) tallied four assists and 19 points of his own. Roman Alessandrini (LA, $10.

Revolution vs. Crew SC: Storylines to follow in week 10

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Who will win the battle of the young goalkeepers? That, and three other headlines to track.

The Revolution and Crew SC will enter tonight's match on the heels of disappointing results. The Revs coughed up a three-goal lead in Seattle. And Crew SC allowed NYCFC's attack to run rampant during a 3-2 loss.

Ready for the Reds, other Union news and more

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Union news ahead of Saturday's big home game against Toronto and more.

Who should the U.S. U-23s start against Brazil?

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With a playoff date with Colombia set for March, the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team is set to start the preparation periodWednesday in a friendly clash with Brazil.

Head coach Andi Herzog has called in 19 players for a pair of friendlies, which are set to serve as tune-ups ahead of March's playoff.