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.
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.
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.
Maxi Urruti scored two to negate Lee Nguyen's penalty.
The New England Revolution are still winless in 2017, as Maxi Urruti's double negated the visitor's early tally.
The Revolution used the high press early, creating a couple of dangerous chances that resulted in corner kicks. Lee Nguyen's service from the corner arc in the 10th minute led to a penalty when Cristian Colman pulled down Antonio Delemea.
After shoveling snow last week, New England is ready for their second MLS game of the year.
Hey! There's a soccer game this week!
The New England Revolution will play just their second MLS match of 2017 after a postponing their home opener against Orlando City last week. The Revs travel to FC Dallas to take on the defending US Open Cup and Supporter's Shield champions.
There's little Kellyn Acosta can do wrong at the moment.
The FC Dallas midfielder, who was called up to the U.S. Men's National Team earlier Wednesday, delivered a fantastic free kick golazo to hand FC Dallas a 2-1 advantage over Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.
The 21-year-old blasted a free kick into the top right part of the net in the 58th minute to capitalize on a strong start to the second half by the home side at Toyota Stadium, one that almost produced a Carlos Gruezo stunner in the 49th minute if the ball was a few feet lower than it ended up.
The UEFA Europa League takes center stage on Thursday, as the majority of the round of 32 contestswill be decided across Europe in two time windows. Manchester United, Schalke and Krasnodar all secured spots in the next round during a rare trio of Wednesday games.
Tottenham Hotspur will try to become the second Premier League side to reach the round of 16 with a win over Gent at White Hart Lane.
The final quarterfinal to open play in the CONCACAF Champions League is the with perhaps the most intrigue for Major League Soccer fans. FC Dallas, who won two trophies in 2016, will look to start strong at home in its two-legged tie against Arabe Unido at 8 p.
The Revs have an unfortunate history against the Toros, and four other headlines to track.
Twenty-two Major League Soccer matches have kicked off since the Revolution last played a meaningful game. During that span of time, FC Dallas has played twice—once in regular season action, and again in CONCACAF Champions League play.
By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - It's not often that soccer serves up a historic, life-altering, history-making and possibly changing matchup. While soccer still has not served that one up quite yet in CONCACAF Champions League play, there may be just such a matchup waiting around the corner.
Since signing with the club as a homegrown player, Wil Trapp has been one of the faces of the Columbus Crew, and the midfielder is set to remain one for at least the next several seasons.
The Crew announced Tuesday that Trapp has signed a new multi-year contract with the club. Targeted Allocation Money was used to sign the midfielder, who was named the team's captain prior to the start of the season.
An MLS club has never won the CONCACAF Champions League. In fact, only one has even made it to the final.
Before FC Dallas starts its attempts to be the second Wednesday night against Pachuca, the team got an away MLS clash out of the way. FCD left Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City on Saturday night still undefeated in league play after a 0-0 draw with Sporting KC.
Curt Onalfo's first game as LA Galaxy head coach saw his team fall to a mighty FC Dallas offense.
Kelyn Acosta's goal in the 69th minute lockedup three points for FC Dallasin the 2-1 win over the Galaxy at StubHub Center. The new-look Galaxy were missing a few key players on the day, and FC Dallas took scoring chances well to seal a season-opening win
The Galaxy pressured late, but their last great scoring chance went begging as Ariel Lassiter couldn't get his head on a well-placed cross in the 90th minute.
One of the best midseason acquisitions of the 2016 season was made by D.C. United, and the club has locked up its star forward to a multi-year contract extension, according to theWashington Post.
Patrick Mullins, who scored eight goals in 14 games after arriving from New York City FC, is expected to lead the line and provide more production in the final third for the Black and Red in his first full season with the club.
Defending US Open Cup champions and last year's MLS regular season overall first place finishers FC Dallas will don a solid colored away jersey for the first time since 2006 during their 2017 campaign. The Texas club has worn secondary shirts featuring blue and white hoops for the past ten seasons. Revealed on Friday night, [.
FC Dallas has gonefrom contender to trophy winnerduring the past couple of seasons. There is still some unfinished business, though.
The 2016 MLS season was a high point for FC Dallas. The club continued tofind success with its identity of relying heavily on both young and old players, performing consistently during the course of the year en route to claiming botha U.
The soccer news starts with an MLS result in the Champions League. FC Dallas came back to take the first-leg of their semifinal series with Pachuca 2-1 at Toyota Stadium. With Omar Gonzalez in Pachuca's starting eleven, Franco Jara put them up in the 3rd minute. Maxi Urruti equalized for Dallas in the 44th with Kellyn Acosta scoring from a free kick in the 58th.
The 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League semifinal didn't go Vancouver's way. The Whitecaps lost 2-0 at Tigres to open the series. Tigres benefited from a 66th-minute own goal. Eduardo Vargas doubled the lead in the 87th. Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman didn't have to make a save to keep the clean sheet.
KANSAS CITY, Kansas — When the FC Dallas lineup for Saturday's match against Sporting Kansas City was unveiled, the home fans at Children's Mercy Park might have thought their team was in for an easy win.
FC Dallas had other plans.
Oscar Pareja chose to rest several key starters ahead of Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Pachuca, and went with a young lineup, a lineup that frustrated Sporting Kansas City on the way to a 0-0 draw on Saturday.
MLS today announced the home openers for all 22 MLS teams, and with that we know three of Sporting KC's games to start the season. Sporting KC will once again open the season on the road, starting against DC United at RFK Stadium on March 4th with a 6pm kick off. The game should be the last game KC ever plays in the stadium where they won MLS Cup 2000 as DC United is scheduled to open their new stadium in 2018 and KC's next road trip to DC won't come until the 2019 season.
Breaking down the high (and not-so-high) achievers from week three.
Despite scoring an early goal, on the road, against the defending Supporters' Shield champions, the Revolution faltered in the second half in Frisco. Maxi Urruti's two goals downed the visitors, who now sit as the only MLS club without a point.